July 25, 2005

Palæolithic sisters are doing it for themselves

Germany: Archæologists have unearthed what appears to be the world's oldest sex toy. The sculpted and polished stone phallus was found in a cave near Ulm, and is life size.

Researchers believe the object's distinctive form and etched rings around one end mean there can be little doubt as to its symbolic nature.

It's highly polished; it's clearly recognisable, said Professor Conard.

There is also evidence that the dildo served a secondary purpose - it bears marks which show it was used for flint-knapping.

Ancient phallus unearthed in cave - BBC News, 25th July 2005.

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Pagan Prattle has made me laugh twice today. What's smooth, cylindrical, and about 7½ inches long? Another hint: it's hard enough to knap flints. It's a 28,000 year old life-sized stone phallus*. Just the thing to keep tucked ... Read More

It’s sort of lifelike, but you know…it looks like a circumcized penis. The placement of the rings might indicate a sheathe that’s placed appropriately, except that the sheathe is usually pulled back during erection. Moreover, the re... Read More

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Well, Paleolithic someone was doing it for themselves; it might have been a man.

Well, probably, but that doesn't link to a catchy song-inspired headline.

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