Amazing how there is nothing new!

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Fingers
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Amazing how there is nothing new!

Post by Fingers » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:35 pm

Couple of things I came across recently that I thought you would all find interesting, firstly an article on sex throughout the ages:-

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1600 BC: Egyptian women soaked cotton in a mixture of fruit, honey, and dates as a DIY spermicide that they put in their vaginas.

700 BC: Ancient Greeks going off to war gave their wives bread dildos, or “olisbokollikes,” to sate them while away.

54 BC: Cleopatra is said to have filled a papyrus box with bees for use as a vibrator.

1200 AD: Chinese men started using a bunch of crazy shit as cock rings during the Jin dynasty. Plus, there are recorded instances of using goat eyelids (with the eyelashes still intact for clitoral stimulation on their female partners?). Eventually in the 1600s, cock rings made of ivory and jade started appearing, and some of them even had dragons with forked tongues carved into.kind of like a proto Rabbit, if you will.

1300s: In France, men were sometimes made to jerk off in front of a Court of Law in order to prove they could get it up. Performance anxiety much?

1450: The first mention of a merkin (aka pubic-hair wig) popped up in The Oxford Companion to the Body. There are two general theories as to why merkins were needed back in the day: One is that prostitutes had to shave their vulvas to combat pubic lice but didn’t want to look like they were actively trying to avoid pubic lice. The second is that the merkins were worn by prostitutes to cover up any signs of syphilis on their vulvas.

1790s-1809: Napoleon was said to have written to his wife Josephine, “Home in eight days. Don’t wash!” says Carol Queen, PhD, resident sexologist at Good Vibrations. Kinky!

1848-1880: Pre-hippy sex commune The Oneida Community was established in upstate New York. “When we think of sex and communes, we usually think of the 1960s, but there were communes in the 19th century too,” says Queen. The Oneidans believed in a “free love” system (their founder John Noyes coined the term, tyvm) where any member could have sex with any other member, so long as they were consenting. After the commune disbanded, their founder turned his efforts to silverware…and yes, the Oneida company is still around today. In fact, you probably ate off some plates or silverware of theirs growing up.

1894: Michigan doctor John Harvey Kellogg invented Kellogg’s Cornflakes in an effort to curb masturbation. He believed that the more flavorful a food, the more likely you’d be to be horny. In response, he created super-bland cereal. Love an entrepreneur!

1900s: Vibrators were invented in order to treat women with a disease called “hysteria,” says Queen. The healing effects of vibrators were called “hysterical paroxysms of relief.” Thankfully, the word “orgasm” is shorter.

1917: The first LGBT publication in North America, Les Mouches Fantastiques, was launched. “It was based in Montreal and edited by lesbian poet Elsa Gidlow and her friend Roswell George Mills,” adds Queen.

1918: 30,000 women were imprisoned under the Chamberlain-Kahn Act, later known as the American Plan. “The goal of the American Plan was to combat the spread of STIs among American soldiers by targeting American women, and has been largely forgotten,” says Jenelle Marie Pierce, executive director of The STI Project. These women were forced to undergo gynecological exams, incarcerated, and subjected to horrifying “treatments,” including sterilization and mercury and arsenic treatments if found to have an STI. Sex workers, women of color, and immigrants were subject to even crueler treatment.

You know what mercury treatments and sterilization didn’t do? Stop venereal disease among soldiers. DUMB.

1970s: Two swingers banged their way into infiltrating the CIA. Karl F. Koecher (a Czech intelligence officer and KGB spy) and his wife Hannah Koecher used their swinging and spouse-swapping sex parties to gain intimate access to useful people and other valuable information, says Aliza Bran, of the International Spy Museum.

The more you know…

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Secondly there is a great account on twitter called Whores of Yore.
I particularly like her 'words of the day', which demonstrates how filthy we have been, with words that we used to use to describe sex.
There is an archive of on her website:-
https://www.thewhoresofyore.com/word-of-the-day.html

Enjoy!

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Re: Amazing how there is nothing new!

Post by magzine2 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:54 pm

Fake news.Sky tv wasn't around in those days,neither were newspapers.if you believe all that then you'll believe Noah was 600 years old when he built the ark.

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Re: Amazing how there is nothing new!

Post by Ben Truelove » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:17 pm

Vibrators were invented in order to treat women with a disease called “hysteria,” says Queen. The healing effects of vibrators were called “hysterical paroxysms of relief.” Thankfully, the word “orgasm” is shorter.


Great post Fingers and I love the description above from your opening post.

I'm a firm believer in the healing effects of vibrators and such things and I can honestly say that I've helped to heal my wife on many occasions with our selection of vibrators and dildos.
I can't tell you how much I like to watch her having hysterical paroxysms of relief.
She has used the healing powers of vibrators on me too. Wow! It turns out that the Queen's theory works just as well on men; I paroxysmed so hard!!
You can beat a drum and you can beat an egg, but you can't beat a jolly good wank.

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