Young man and teenager engaging in intercrural sex, fragment of a black-figure Attic cup, 550 BC–525 BC, Louvre

Young man and teenager engaging in intercrural sex, fragment of a black-figure Attic cup, 550 BC–525 BC, Louvre

The Constraints of Desire: The Anthropology of Sex and Gender in Ancient Greece - John Winkler

The Constraints of Desire: The Anthropology of Sex and Gender in Ancient Greece - John Winkler

Presidential address: Sex in Ancient Greece - http://notexactlythenews.com/2014/02/06/docudrama/presidential-address-sex-in-ancient-greece/

Presidential address: Sex in Ancient Greece - http://notexactlythenews.com/2014/02/06/docudrama/presidential-address-sex-in-ancient-greece/

Also in culture, also not so easy to accept just like a pin here, anyway there forever http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triptolemos_Painter

Also in culture, also not so easy to accept just like a pin here, anyway there forever http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triptolemos_Painter

Ancient Greece, dating back to 520-510 B.C. This was a drinking cup made of terracotta.  The image depicts a sexual or at least intimate encounter. It has been broken at some stage and repaired meticulously showing its worth either to it's original owner or a more recent mishap.

Ancient Greece, dating back to 520-510 B.C. This was a drinking cup made of terracotta. The image depicts a sexual or at least intimate encounter. It has been broken at some stage and repaired meticulously showing its worth either to it's original owner or a more recent mishap.

BBC News | Europe | Love and sex in ancient Greece

BBC News | Europe | Love and sex in ancient Greece

This forlorn but impressive stump is one of two monumental phalluses in Dionysus' sanctuary on Delos. Though their full extent can't be ascertained, it's unlikely they measured up to the one that Ptolemy Philadelphus displayed in his Great Parade @ Alexandria: “a gold phallus one hundred and eighty feet long, painted in various colors and bound with golden garlands. Its tip had a gold star 9 ft in circumference (Athenaeus Wise Men @ Dinner).

This forlorn but impressive stump is one of two monumental phalluses in Dionysus' sanctuary on Delos. Though their full extent can't be ascertained, it's unlikely they measured up to the one that Ptolemy Philadelphus displayed in his Great Parade @ Alexandria: “a gold phallus one hundred and eighty feet long, painted in various colors and bound with golden garlands. Its tip had a gold star 9 ft in circumference (Athenaeus Wise Men @ Dinner).

"Diana of Versailles" Artemis grasps a deer by the horns and draws an arrow from her quiver.  It is at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, France

"Diana of Versailles" Artemis grasps a deer by the horns and draws an arrow from her quiver. It is at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, France

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