The History of Sex Episode 2 - Pompeii (a podcast hosted by myself and Alexa YVO) part 2

36:23 Podcast Sep 05, 2020 2 comments 1228 446

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Welcome horny history nerds! The History of Sex is a podcast hosted by me and the ever lovely /u/AlexaYVO. We laugh and giggle and make groaner jokes about all things sexual, through the lens of time.

In this episode, we discuss the ancient city of Pompeii - the brothels, the penis carvings, the graffiti, the demi-gods with the big boners - it's a hoot!

I usually post these episodes on, but I wanted to share them with you here as well. If you'd like to see examples of some of the images we discuss in this audio, please check out the post (just let the slideshow scroll, or go through it manually)

And if you'd like to hear our first episode, on the court of Louis XIV, you can hear that one on too. I'll be posting it here soon as well.

So sit back, and enjoy a journey through time back to ancient Pompeii!


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  • CharlieRomeoLima on 2020-09-06 00:41:52 (UTC)

    I've seen many photos of Pompeii in books but, and this must for sure be due to our Western hangups over all things sexual, I've not seen or known about the carved phalluses deployed so casually as part of the city's general adornment. The Roman radiant heating used a clever architectural innovation called the 'hypocaust' which were hollow chambers beneath the floor elevated on masonry columns connected to a big furnace worked by slaves. Closest equivalent we have today are radiant heating elements embedded into the thinset mortar of tile floors; no fumes, carbon monoxide and no slaves required.

    I'm getting a game in the Holidays that's set during the Viking raids on the Saxon kingdoms, and while I will learn much about the time period I suspect they won't visit the topic of contemporaneous sexual activities (again, hangups!) so I'd be interested to hear your take on how the itinerant Norse got their jollies. A fun and fascinating lecture, ladies!

    • A Eve on 2020-09-08 20:06:28 (UTC)

      I love how Alexa put it - Romans, build my house!

      And that game sounds cool, we'll have to add some Viking nookie to a future episode to spice things up :P