The Pompeii Man Would’ve Been a Lonely Masturbator

Precisely because sex was so cheap, masturbation seems to have been relatively uncommon in the ancient world. As Kyle Harper has written in From Shame to Sin “the ubiquity of slaves meant pervasive sexual availability…slaves played something like the part that masturbation has played in most cultures.” Brothels were for those who weren’t rich enough to have a personal sex slaves. Harper quotes the following ancient advice, “If your loins are swollen, and there’s some homeborn slave boy or girl around where

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Stroke of Genius | Rick Gellert and his amazing masturbation machine

What they sold the man and still sell today is a plastic briefcase with a small motor bolted to the inside. Attached to the motor is a rubber hose, and attached to that is a plastic cylinder two or three times the size of a man’s erect penis. It’s called the receiver and it looks like a bong. Before getting started the user blows into another tube to pressurize the air between the cylinder and a flexible rubber liner. Then he lubricates the rubber sleeve, slides in, and turns up the speed. It’s a real-life

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Circle jerks and public sex at ancient Stonehenge. | Strange Origins of Modern Kink

Erected approximately five thousand years ago, Stonehenge has been an object of speculation in the minds of many throughout modern times. Once thought to have been a primitive astronomical observatory, or a gathering place for bizarre pagan sacrifices, or a location for religious rituals performed by Celtic priests, the truth has turned out to be much more obvious. Stonehenge was constructed by our pragmatic male ancestors in order to conduct large-scale circle jerks. ….

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