Friday, 16 January 2015

28,000-Year-Old Stone ‘Dildo’ On Show In S*x Exhibit (PHOTOS)


The siltstone phallus was found in caves near Ulm in Germany (Picture: Getty Images)

If you are one of those who think sex toys are a modern trend then you are in for a very rude shock.
This smooth stone phallus dating back 28,000 years is now being shown alongside other ancient sex toys in the Institute of Sexology exhibit by the Wellcome Collection in London.

Made from 14 different pieces of silt-stone and thought to be one of the earliest sex aids ever discovered, the artefact was found in a cave near Ulm in Germany in 2005.


It is joined in the exhibit by other objects, documents and research charting the history of the evolving relationship between mankind and sex including some of the earliest vibrators, sexual imagery and the ground-breaking work of sexologists such as William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

A carved chalk phallus from a ditch at the Maumbury rings in Dorset (Picture: Getty Images)


This one was credited in 1869 by an American physician, George Taylor, with the creation of a steam-powered device known as ‘the manipulator’ before an Englishman, Dr Joseph Granville, invented a electromechanical vibrator in 1880.

One of the objects on show at the exhibit is the ‘Vendee’, a French handle-powered vibrator pictured below, which is believed to have been used by 18th century doctors to bring women who were suffering from hysteria to orgasm.

According to historians, the first rubber dildos were being made as early as 1850 and were used in pornographic movies from the 1930s onwards.

A sculpture of the male sex organ dating to 6000BC Turkey, which was thought  to ward off evil and ill luck (Picture: Getty Images)

Co-curator at the Wellcome Collection, Honor Beddard said: ‘The Institute of Sexology presents the study of sex in all its complexity and contradiction.

‘It brings together the diverse collections of data, art, testimony and objects of those who challenged preconceived ideas about sex and tells the human stories behind the charting of sexual experience.’
Before battery-powered vibrators hit the high street, the sex toy and supposed medical aid went through various stages of evolution.

The handle-powered ‘Vendee’ vibrator massager from 18th Century France (Picture: Wellcome Images)

A solid bronze phallic amulet in the form of the fertility god, Priapus (Picture: Wellcome Library)


Source: Metro





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