January232013

                In the beginning of this blog, a journey began to explore the past and find evidence to prove that sexuality and sexual desires in the ancient times were much different than we see them in today’s world.

                It was a really enjoyable journey and there was a lot of knowledge to be learned. The main thing I can express that I learned is that sexuality is much more discrete and thought of as a negative topic today. The ancient civilizations, including: Egypt, Rome, and Greece were much more open with sex and just how it was displayed. In Egypt, poetry was written regularly about sex. In Greece, prostitution was commonplace amongst the cities as well as in Rome. Young boys and older men could engage in a sexual relationship and it was encouraged. Sexually explicit material was displayed publicly to be admired and even laughed at. So many differences amongst the classical periods to our own that have been discovered through this journey.

                When I took on this task to research the sex of the past, I did not think I would find what I did. Such rich preservation of sexual artifacts has opened my eyes to the origins of modern day sexuality. I expected there to be references to sex but not such things like Ancient Pompeii’s fascination with the “Phallus”, and the relationship between boys and their older male mentors/ lovers. These discoveries were more than surprising and interested me even further into the topic.

                I used to think of the “classical” world to be this formal and very organized place but now I see it was just as depraved as and even more perverted than the modern world is. I found all this pornography displayed to be poked fun at around Pompeii, painting of gods having sex, and among it all I have seen just how different my perspective of the word “classical” was compared to now.

                I have helped take you to these places of mystery and sexual innuendo but only through the internet. I would love to continue my research into the sexuality of the past and visit such places like Rome, Greece, and Egypt. Even more specifically, I would like to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum. I would definitely like to see the statue of “Pan having intercourse with a goat”, and the ceremonial basins with sexual artwork on them. As for people to help me out, I would like to meet David Loft who wrote, “The Erotic in Literature”, and I would also like to meet Walter Kendrick who wrote, “Pornography in Modern Culture”.

                I would just like to say how I appreciate you all following me on this journey and who knows, I may make more posts. I enjoyed being here thoroughly. 

January212013

There is so much more behind the artifacts of ancient Rome that show how sexuality was not only more accepted, but to be made fun of. The Romans truly were the inventors of “Seize the day”. Read the full story here: 

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January42013

Throughout this blog, I have been showing the differences between sexuality in the Ancient world and the Sexuality of today. The focus thus far has been people and their relationships with each other, but there is also a mass of sexuality within the artifacts these civilizations have left behind. Read the full story in the source: 

The photos shown above are as follows: (Pan having intercourse with a goat, then a close up of the statue with three nude Pans on it, next an image of the whole statue, and finally the basin depicting Satyr and Nymph)

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December32012

Delving even further into sex of the ancient times. Today, lesbianism is accepted rather positively compared to the ancient times. Lesbianism was scorned and seen in a bad light during the ancient periods. Read the full story in the source. 

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October142012
I’d like to touch more on my point I stated when in the beginning of this blog’s creation. Sex had differed greatly throughout history from Ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt to the modern day perception of what sex is. Factors like what was acceptable then and what is acceptable now had a colossal difference.
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I’d like to touch more on my point I stated when in the beginning of this blog’s creation. Sex had differed greatly throughout history from Ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt to the modern day perception of what sex is. Factors like what was acceptable then and what is acceptable now had a colossal difference.

Read the full entry by clicking my source

October82012
Sister, my mother has called me   Sister, you are invited to my house   Brother, my father said to me   Daughter, I have found you a husband   Go forth and spend time with him   See if he will make a good spouse     Brother, when I met you   I saw myself in your eyes   Sister when I first saw you   My body could not disguise   The longing for one so comely     Sister, come and dine   On pomegranates and wine   Your face is so lovely   Your breasts are high and firm   Your hips are wide and hide   The portal between   Your womanly thighs   A delight to my eyes     Brother, take me to your bed   Brother, please be tender   Brother, I am a virgin     Sister, your voice is like a murmur   Of water in the stream   Sister, your breath is fragrant   Likes cloves, cinnamon and honey   Sister, do not fear, for I am kind     Brother, when you kissed me   I felt sensations like never before   Brother, when you touched me   You lit the fire within   Embrace me, brother and take me   For in your arms I find delight     Sister, I think I am your true love   Our union was blessed by the Gods   For only in the Gods sweet blessings   Would have I found such ecstasy     Brother, it was not painful   For the ointment your mother brought   Made your entrance so smooth   Though your manhood is so large     Brother, I cannot describe   How I feel directly   My heart flutters and my loins ache   Only to be with thee     Sister, this is truly marvelous   My father will consult the priests   There will be a wedding for us   And after the wedding…the feast!

Sister, my mother has called me 
  
Sister, you are invited to my house 
  
Brother, my father said to me 
  
Daughter, I have found you a husband 
  
Go forth and spend time with him 
  
See if he will make a good spouse 
  
  
Brother, when I met you 
  
I saw myself in your eyes 
  
Sister when I first saw you 
  
My body could not disguise 
  
The longing for one so comely 
  
  
Sister, come and dine 
  
On pomegranates and wine 
  
Your face is so lovely 
  
Your breasts are high and firm 
  
Your hips are wide and hide 
  
The portal between 
  
Your womanly thighs 
  
A delight to my eyes 
  
  
Brother, take me to your bed 
  
Brother, please be tender 
  
Brother, I am a virgin 
  
  
Sister, your voice is like a murmur 
  
Of water in the stream 
  
Sister, your breath is fragrant 
  
Likes cloves, cinnamon and honey 
  
Sister, do not fear, for I am kind 
  
  
Brother, when you kissed me 
  
I felt sensations like never before 
  
Brother, when you touched me 
  
You lit the fire within 
  
Embrace me, brother and take me 
  
For in your arms I find delight 
  
  
Sister, I think I am your true love 
  
Our union was blessed by the Gods 
  
For only in the Gods sweet blessings 
  
Would have I found such ecstasy 
  
  
Brother, it was not painful 
  
For the ointment your mother brought 
  
Made your entrance so smooth 
  
Though your manhood is so large 
  
  
Brother, I cannot describe 
  
How I feel directly 
  
My heart flutters and my loins ache 
  
Only to be with thee 
  
  
Sister, this is truly marvelous 
  
My father will consult the priests 
  
There will be a wedding for us 
  
And after the wedding…the feast!

October32012
 ”If I am not beside you, where will set your desire? If you do not embrace me and seize the moment, then whom will you embrace for your pleasure? But if you woo me to touch my breasts and my thighs…” 
Egypt has a plethora of erotic poetry which will be shown over the next few posts. 

 ”If I am not beside you, where will set your desire? If you do not embrace me and seize the moment, then whom will you embrace for your pleasure? But if you woo me to touch my breasts and my thighs…” 

Egypt has a plethora of erotic poetry which will be shown over the next few posts. 

October22012
October12012
A nude youth plays the aulos for a banqueter

A nude youth plays the aulos for a banqueter

September272012
Satyr and nymph, mythological symbols of sexuality on a mosaic from a bedroom in Pompeii

Satyr and nymph, mythological symbols of sexuality on a mosaic from a bedroom in Pompeii

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