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During the 1960s and 1970s, dildos were largely made out of rubber, which was a poor material for the job, as it could not stand a strong washing or heating without losing structural integrity. Moreover, dildos were only sold as medical aids and intended only for straight couples that were struggling with sexual intercourse.
The first dildo, discovered in a German cave, was thought to have been used by people during the Ice Age — 28,000 years ago! Since then, dildos reappeared consistently in cultures and societies across the world, and it’s been a source of anxiety, pleasure, and controversy throughout.
Bread dildos were used by men and women as a sexual aid, according to Vicki Leon, author of The Joy of Sexus: Lust, Love & Longing in the Ancient World — a biodegradable sexual aid, which made ...
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Dildos first appear in the historical record in ancient Greece, where they proved to be incredibly popular. Greek merchants from Miletus, a port city in what is now modern-day Turkey, became famous for selling high-quality dildos all over the Mediterranean.
The Fascinating History of Dildos. Some of the earliest dildos humans have found existed around 30,000 years ago. Well, as far as we know.
A Roman dildo or double dildo. Source: Unknown. Historically, the connection between female hysteria and dildos was something male doctors had a hard time letting go of. Romans are also thought to have invented double dildos for use in ceremony, or with a friend. The Greeks are responsible for the first use of leather or animal intestine to cover a carved penis, adding a more natural feel and a complexity of texture.
The Greeks definitely used dildos in other contexts; the play Lysistrata, about women who go on sex strike, includes a discussion of the use of dildos to satisfy themselves while protesting.
This giant jade 'butt plug' or dildo was found in a tomb Credit: Yizheng Museum Chinese tomb toys Bronze dildos and jade butt plugs dating back 2,000 years were uncovered by archaeologists in China...