Sexual Peculiarities of the Ancient Greeks



sexual-peculiarities-of-ancient-greeksIn Ancient Greece we can find anything from sex festivals–to sex toys. Aristotle pondered why people are ashamed to admit that they like having sex, while they aren’t embarrassed of saying that they like to drink or eat.

People who worked as doctors in Ancient Greece suggested sex as a way to combat diseases such as: depression, dyspepsia, icterus, lower back pain, weak vision etc.

Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, supported that unrestrained intercourse could cure dysentery. Furthermore, he believed that sex gives relief to a man bitten by a snake or stung by a scorpion.

Aristotle supported that size mattered, however he had a different approach. According to him, the longer a man’s penis is, the farther his semen has to travel and the greater the chance that he will be unable to father children.

In the medical texts of Ancient Greece one can find some “recipes” to cure male impotence. For example, the man could apply crème of pepper, olive and honey. If someone wanted to make his penis look bigger, then it is recommended he immerse the root of the plant (we don’t know the name of the plant) in a good quality wine for three days, and when needed, tie it to his thigh.

J. C McKeown the author of the book entitled “The Cabinet of Greek Curiosities: Strange Tales and Surprising Facts From the Cradle of Western Civilization” published some photographs as well as some information from his book in the website huffingtonpost.com


25 COMMENTS

  1. LMBO. We tell the same joke re: the Navy and the Marine Corps (the Corps introducing it to women, of course!)

  2. Tedi-the-bigot isn’t intending it as a joke. That’s just his way of putting down Greeks. The guy is some sick ultra nationalist. All he does is come here to obsessively rant about Greeks.

  3. Ahhh.. .Tedi cares. He showed us all how much he cares by once again saying negative things about Greeks.

    See you at your next anti-Greek rant bigot.

  4. Lol. Another negative comment about Greeks? What a surprise!

    Some racist nut job that comes to greek reporter nearly every day to rant about Greeks lecturing about “manners”. Funny.

  5. Where did you see “negative” comment?It is the truth-the whole World know how greedy and lazy the Greeks are and that they do nothing but sleep and eat all day long.Did I say with OUR money,of course?!Have you seen pictures of people from Greece on the protests?The are all fat but shouting how “hungry” and “poor” they are….LOL How do you spell PATHETIC?

  6. “is the truth-the whole World know how greedy and lazy the Greek”

    LMAO. A negative stereotype of Greeks as all lazy and greedy isn’t negative? Good grief. Racist and dumb.

    Given your obsession with trash talking Greeks on Greek reporter it is evident your motives are nationalist oriented rather than ethical. So where are your ethnic roots from “Tedi”. Can you answer without lying?

  7. It is NOT stereothype,that’s the disturbing reality.The Greeks are are all fat,greedy,corrupt to the core and lazy.100% FACT!But that’s how most Middle Eastern nations are-and the Greeks came from Egypt,they are Egyptian gypsies,did you know that?

  8. Everything you just said is sheer nonsense.

    Rather interesting that you evade explaining where your ethnic roots are from. Perhaps something to hide “tedi”?

  9. Greeks have lived in Anatolia
    for millennia, especially along the Aegean coast. For a while, under
    Alexander, they dominated the land. And for all intents and purposes, the
    Byzantine Empire was Greek.[.] The first Ottoman census, of 1477, counted
    half of Constantinople’s population as Greek, and four-hundred years
    later, even after the Greek War of Independence, it was still 21 percent
    Greek.

    – David Lowenthal, “The heritage
    crusade and the spoils of history. (1998)

  10. TediUSA is a desperately lonely Bulgarian woman living in the USA. She has an (obvious) ax to grind. She use to spew her bile and pioson in the comments section of the UK Telegraph until the other readers there just got so sick of her that she was roundly condemned with every post. Some unkind commentators even speculated as to the reasons for her antipathy towards Greeks. (The consensus was that she was probably pumped and dumped by a Greek, maybe more than one, LOL) The shameless troll, she was forced to look elsewhere for her sick kicks, so she has graced us with her presence on this site. The best thing to do is ignore her. Tedi, get professional help, and get a life.

  11. Out of curiosity how do you know he/shes a Bulgarian?

    Their are mountains of Skopian extremists that that create false flag accounts to hide their real motives (including here) . Stefov and company use the exact same sort of extreme anti-Greek rhetoric as tedi. Tedi even votes up the Skops extremists that harass Greeks here. Doesn’t it seem more probable Tedi is actually a Skopian?

  12. True, she once disclosed her gender in the UK Telegraph. However, if it is a man pretending to be a woman….. creepy……… Of course, you are entirely correct about the possibility of her being Skopian. In the final analysis, who cares? Whatever “IT” is, it’s just a waste of space. Ignore her/it/him and it will just go away. (PS. I have no proof for this whatsoever, but I believe it/she/he spends her spare time pulling the wings of butterflies when it/he/she is not busy posting irrational vile anti-Greek posts….It needs help..)

  13. Why spent time to entertain this ignorant prat Tedi just ignore him/her as we English readers of the telegraph did.This Teddy……is a coward bigot and deserves only dismissal. Alison.

  14. I am not Bulgarian,lol.I am an American and I can send you a copy of my passport if you provide me with an actual Email address.You must have the wrong person.Also, I am happily married for 10 years ,Thank you very much .As for not liking the Greeks, what’s wrong with that?It is called Free Speech.I never posted in Daily Mail,or was it Telegraph? but even if I was,who are you to tell people what to do?So don’t spread lies,but hey,you Greeks are good at lies.That’s how you SWINDLED half a trillion from the rest of the world after all!

  15. Free speech or hate speech you decide? No one listens to ‘that place over there’ any ways or its ‘free citizens’ rambling on as you’ve always done thinking everyone cares but truth be told that, that person of colour (colour with a ‘u’ by the way & not without) leading those stripes and banners has just notched himself in to second place so, ‘shut up and do as your told’ says Forbes! America caused the financial collapse so, it’s only fitting it pays for failed euro countries yum yum yum $$$$ = € € €.

  16. maybe the ancient Greek are relevant a lot to sex with sex festival… But first of all sex is human instinct. Like the report said it not kind of shame or guilt when we mentioned to sex. Ortherwise i admire the Greek because of their incredible invention in history, math…..And the Greek are greedy and lazy?? Are they human instinct too? In my opinion these are reason we cant stop inventing or developing because man never satisfy. (just in my opinion)

  17. Actually there was a Bulgarian woman posting as “NellieotAmerica” or Nellie from America. According to her early in life she had a German boyfriend but he dumped her in Santorini. Some of the Bulgarian bloggers actually posted pictures of her. She claimed to have a daughter working in the financial field. Ugly situation.

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