By: Tina Emmett
Preceding to the invention of farming our ancestors invented something that can only be considered to be more useful to them. The first recognized dildo recovered by paleontologists dates to the Paleolithic era. Made of siltstone and buffed to a high gloss, the dispute rages on about whether its initial design was for religious rites or intimate pleasure. These dildos composed of carved stone or bone have been discovered among ordinary personal artifacts like combs and sewing needles frequently. Aside from the deviant use of rocks, cave paintings have also cast some light on the passion of our ancient forefathers, and it does not look that different from contemporary sexuality.
The first documented evidence of a classical sensuality arises from the old manuscripts of Hinduism, and Buddhism. The Vedas tell ethical views on sexuality, and fertility prayers. Magic rituals had very overt sexual tones. “...Asvamedha Yajna, where the ritual culminated with the chief queen lying with the dead horse in a simulated sexual act...” (www.MedLibrary.org) With horses being known for stamina, this was obviously an act used to promote fertility in the chief 's line . The most widely known sexual literature comes from India. The book is named the Kama Sutra. These manuals were composed for the warrior and nobility stations. The Kama Sutra, the translation by Vatsyayana, is one of the infamous survivors and was the first interpreted.
In ancient Japan, erotic art found its greatest flowering in woodblock prints. It is as Shunga, and some of its practitioners produced a large number of works. China has held a prolonged history of sexism. From ancient times, the virginity of women was rigidly enforced and l...
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... enough water to sustain their crops. Prostitution was a common thing in Ancient Egypt. The woman in question was scantily clap or sometimes went about nude.
As far as sex toys go with the Egyptians it is rumored that the first vibrator was created by Cleopatra.It is said she filled a hollowed gourd with bees. Though this fact has never been proven they have found papyrus scrolls with sexually explicit pictures. “The Turin Erotic Papyrus contains various pictures of sexual activity, perhaps focused on Ramses II and his many wives.” (www.thekeep.org)
As it has become obvious throught this report throughout history humans have and will continue to be a highly sexual creature. It has just become a recent phenomonon that the human is ashamed of our sexuality. Perhaps if the stigma of sex was removed from our societies we would begin to have a calmer way of life again.
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