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18th-Century Sex Toy Found In Ancient Latrine
« on: April 18, 2015, 01:36:47 AM »
This is one of these things just so funny I needed to post it
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/18th-century-sex-toy-found-in-ancient-latrine-150415.htm

Polish archaeologists digging an ancient latrine in the Baltic city of Gdańsk have stumbled upon a 250-year-old sex toy.

The phallic object is "large, thick, made of leather filled with bristles, and has a wooden tip," the Regional Office for the Protection of Monuments in Gdansk said in a press release.

Dating from the second half of the 1700s, the artificial penis was found "preserved in excellent condition."


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Re: 18th-Century Sex Toy Found In Ancient Latrine
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2015, 03:45:57 AM »
I can accept that the second half of the 1700s is old, but "ancient"? Here I was thinking this was something from like Pompeii or something (which wouldn't actually be all that weird; the Romans wrote all kinds of sexualized graffiti and made porn-y mosaics) and it's just from the Baltic circa 350 years ago? WEAK. SAUCE.
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Re: 18th-Century Sex Toy Found In Ancient Latrine
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2015, 03:54:02 AM »
I love that they gave it balls.

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Re: 18th-Century Sex Toy Found In Ancient Latrine
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2015, 04:50:46 AM »
I can accept that the second half of the 1700s is old, but "ancient"? Here I was thinking this was something from like Pompeii or something (which wouldn't actually be all that weird; the Romans wrote all kinds of sexualized graffiti and made porn-y mosaics) and it's just from the Baltic circa 350 years ago? WEAK. SAUCE.

Hyperbole  :-\

Besides, to many people something from the 1970s is ancient  ;D
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Re: 18th-Century Sex Toy Found In Ancient Latrine
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2015, 05:04:25 AM »
Haha. So funny. Looks like a mold or smth like that.
Yeah, I managed to measure the pixels from the image an transform them to inches, and i think that this toy has almost 6.5 inches. Damn, these people are kinky! :D
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Re: 18th-Century Sex Toy Found In Ancient Latrine
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2015, 07:05:20 AM »
I can accept that the second half of the 1700s is old, but "ancient"? Here I was thinking this was something from like Pompeii or something (which wouldn't actually be all that weird; the Romans wrote all kinds of sexualized graffiti and made porn-y mosaics) and it's just from the Baltic circa 350 years ago? WEAK. SAUCE.

Here you go: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4713323.stm

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Re: 18th-Century Sex Toy Found In Ancient Latrine
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2015, 07:59:48 AM »
How do we know its a sex toy?
Lots of traditions use phallic art as a type of appeal for fertility from on high. I guess the materials point toward it being more likely used in that manner?
And I suppose the fact that someone was obviously using it in the bathroom but are there more definite indications than this?

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Re: 18th-Century Sex Toy Found In Ancient Latrine
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2015, 10:38:11 AM »
I agree with Harry and Johny S.  Its not ancient and could be just a statue of a dick.   Might even be the work of some adolescent twit with too much time on their hands. 

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Re: 18th-Century Sex Toy Found In Ancient Latrine
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2015, 10:54:49 AM »
I understood it to mean the latrine was ancient, not necessarily the dildo.
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Re: 18th-Century Sex Toy Found In Ancient Latrine
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2015, 12:09:20 PM »
I agree with Harry and Johny S.  Its not ancient and could be just a statue of a dick.   Might even be the work of some adolescent twit with too much time on their hands.

And an adolescent twit would likely use it in creative manners as well   >:D
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Re: 18th-Century Sex Toy Found In Ancient Latrine
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2015, 12:20:27 PM »
Well it was stitched out of leather so Im guessing this was more than kids secret boredom art project.

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Re: 18th-Century Sex Toy Found In Ancient Latrine
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2015, 08:18:57 PM »
Discovery.com really needs to change the story when the reader changes the picture:

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Re: 18th-Century Sex Toy Found In Ancient Latrine
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2015, 08:27:05 PM »
The material makes the use for which it was intended fairly obvious. Stuffed leather has been a material for dildos since ancient times.  Aristophanes uses them as a joke in ways that make it clear they were if not commonplace at least common knowledge .
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Re: 18th-Century Sex Toy Found In Ancient Latrine
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2015, 03:54:15 AM »
seems like a fairly obvious 2+2 equation before the age of silicone.
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