Afternoon Delight

 

Afternoon Delight comes from the Ancient Egyptian words Aftaron (meaning before night) and delita (meaning sex).

Aftaron delita is quite simply all about daytime sexing.

These words date back to around 130BC in Ancient Egypt when people along the Nile respectively went out in the afternoon to the banks of […]

Stone Age Carving: Ancient Dildo?

Sex toys have come a long way since the Stone Age – but then again, perhaps not as much as we might think.

Last week, an excavation in Sweden turned up an object that bears the unmistakable look of a penis carved out of antler bone. Though scientists can’t be sure exactly what this tool was […]

2016-06-14T17:58:00+00:00June 12th, 2016|History of Erotica, Recent posts|0 Comments

Phallic worship around the world in ancient times

From post:

A sculpted and polished phallus found in a German cave is among the earliest representations of male sexuality ever uncovered, researchers say.

The 20cm-long, 3cm-wide stone object, which is dated to be about 28,000 years old, was buried in the famous Hohle Fels Cave near Ulm in the Swabian Jura.

The prehistoric “tool” was reassembled from […]

2016-03-30T17:11:49+00:00March 30th, 2016|History of Erotica, Recent posts|0 Comments

Article – Pornography or erotic art? Japanese museum aims to confront shunga taboo

From the article:

Japan’s adult movie industry is among the biggest in the world, and its range of pornographic manga is eclectic and ubiquitous. But it has taken centuries-old works of art for the country to challenge official reticence towards graphic depictions of sex.

In recent weeks, tens of thousands of people have flocked to a tiny […]

The Turin Erotic Papyrus – The World’s First Men’s Magazine???

 

Another step back in time.

From Wikipedia:

The Turin Erotic Papyrus (Papyrus 55001, also called the Erotic Papyrus or even Turin Papyrus) is an ancient Egyptian papyrus scroll-painting that was created during the Ramesside Period, approximately in 1150 B.C. Discovered in Deir el-Medina in the early 19th century, it has been dubbed “world’s first […]

I Modi (The Ways) – A Step Back in Time

I Modi (The Ways), also known as The Sixteen Pleasures or under the Latin title De omnibus Veneris Schematibus, is a famous erotic book of the Italian Renaissance in which a series of sexual positions were explicitly depicted in engravings.

While the original edition was apparently completely destroyed by the Catholic Church, fragments of a […]