Sexy gossip is nothing new. It is safe to say that as long as sex has existed (read: people), there have been various fetishes, strangeness, and all the juicy facts associated with it. Although attitudes towards sex have changed over the years, depending on culture and perspective, one thing is the same: people definitely like to have sex.
Here are some interesting sex facts and stuff that are definitely not taught in school:
1600 BC: In Egypt, women used a cotton cloth soaked in a mixture of fruit juice, honey, and dates as a spermicide and placed it in their vaginas.
In 700 BC: the ancient Greeks, who went to war, gave their wives bread dildos or ‘olbocollicus‘, which replaced them in their absence.
54 BC: Cleopatra is said to have filled a box of papyrus with bees to use as a vibrator.
During the Jin Dynasty, the Chinese began using many crazy sex toys, such as penis rings and sleeves.
In addition, there have been reports of the use of goat’s eyelids (with lashes still attached, possibly to promote clitoral stimulation in female partners). Eventually, penis rings made of ivory and jade began to appear in the 1600s, and some of them even had dragons with carved fork tongues.
1300: In France, men are sometimes forced to masturbate in court to prove that they can do so.
1450: The first mention of pubic wigs or ‘mercenaries’ is made. There are two general theories as to why a pubic hair wig was needed during the day: one is that prostitutes had to shave their hair to avoid pubic lice, but they did not want to look so ‘naked’. The second theory notes that prostitutes wore mercenaries to hide any signs of syphilis.
1790–1809: Napoleon wrote to Josephine’s wife: “ I will be home in eight days. Don’t wash! Says Karol Que, PhD, a permanent sexologist at Good Vibrations.
The pre-Hippie sex community ‘Oneida’ was established in New York State. ” When we think of sex and communes, we usually imagine communities in the 1960s, but also communities in the 19th century,” says sexologist Queen. The Oneidians believed in a system of “free love” in which any member could have sex with any other member of the community as long as they agreed. At the end of the commune, the Oneida silverware company was established, and yes, it is still operating.
1894 – Michigan physician John Harvey Kellogg invents Kellogg’s breakfast cereal in an effort to curb masturbation. He thought that the tastier the food, the more likely you would not be aroused.
1900 – Vibrators were invented to treat women with a condition called “hysteria,” according to sexologist Quina. The healing effects of vibrators were called “hysterical relief paroxysms”. Fortunately, the word “orgasm” is shorter.
In 1917, the first LGBT publications, Les Mouches Fantastiques, were launched in North America. They were created by Montreal-based lesbian poet Elsa Gidlova and her friend Roswell George Mills.
1918 – 30,000 women are imprisoned under the Chamberlain-Kahn Act, later called the American Plan. The goal of the American plan was to combat the spread of STDs among American soldiers by targeting American women directly. These women were forced to undergo gynecological examinations, imprisoned, and subjected to horrific “treatment”, including sterilization, as well as treatment for mercury and arsenic if they were diagnosed with STDs. Sex workers, dark-skinned women, and immigrant women were treated even more harshly.
The fact that mercury treatment and sterilization did not work was not taken into account, as venereal disease vectors were mostly soldiers.
The 1970s: Two swingers infiltrate the Central Intelligence Agency or CIA. Karl F. Koher (a Czech intelligence officer and KGB spy) and his wife, Hanna Kohere, used their swing and exchange sex parties to gain intimate access to useful people and other valuable information.