“Sex is Like An Octopus”
Quote on Sex from St. Augustine
“Lord, grant me chastity and continence… but not yet.”
Since ancient times, human kind has adopted rituals & practices for everything sexual from contraception to various aphrodisiacs and other methods of staying beauty and preserving vanity as well as cures for impotence, penis enlargement methods and more. As far back as 1850 B.C., we’ve practiced various methods of contraception such as one including the use of a device made of crocodile dung in Egypt and an acidic cocktail of fruits, nuts & wool used as a sperm barrier in Rome. The same goes for aphrodisiacs, beauty methods and even penis enlargement.
Ancient Greek Sex
Here Are Some Ancient Methods You May Not Know About:
- In 1850 B.C. Egyptian paintings, practices describe a mechanism made of crocodile dung and dough that is place in a woman’s vagina to be used as a contraceptive. Apparently, it is said these ingredients likely created a very hostile environment for sperm. They also used other ingredients such as acacia, gum & honey which were made into plugs and placed in the vagina.
- Ancient Greeks had a fondness for using aphrodisiacs to get themselves in the mood for sexual romance. A common aphrodisiac was garlic & cheese mixed with wine. Each aphrodisiac was supposed to pay homage to Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty & love. Other aphrodisiacs loved by the Greeks also include onions, mushrooms and leek.
- Cleopatra was said to have been the most beautiful woman of her time; it is said that she bathed in milk and honey and applied aloe to her skin.
- Believed to have began in the Middle East probably hundreds of years ago, the ancient technique of “Jelquing” was a method in which the male massages the penis in a “milking” fashion. This is said to allow the penis to hold a greater amount of blood during an erection which, if practiced regularly, will result in a permanent increase in length and girth.
- In Ancient Rome, a mixture of highly acidic fruits, nuts & wool were placed into a woman’s vagina on the cervix to provide a barrier against sperm.
- In ancient Inca, female libido enhancements were being made by crushing various herbs in order to assist men in the seduction of supposed frigid women.
Other Ancient Erotic Paintings:
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Starting with this video, part I of the Sex in the Ancient World tells us of ancient sexual practices all over the world. This is really fascinating, not just in terms of sex, but in terms of history. You are likely to discover we aren’t so different from civilizations 1,000 years ago.