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