Erotica and Sexual Life in Ancient Egypt

Sexual life and erotica in ancient Egypt

While the history of erotica and sexual life in ancient Egypt is incomplete, some interesting facts about these practices can be gleaned from the archaeological record on home page. This article will discuss a variety of topics, including birth control, polysexuality, and premarital sex between siblings. In addition, we'll look at the importance of Lascivious salads in ancient Egyptian culture. And we'll explore some of the controversial topics, such as premarital sex between siblings, polygamy, and birth control.


The term polysexual is a relatively new addition to the history of sexuality. While bisexuality and polyamory have a history, polysexuality is still relatively new. It is also not a commonly used word and may be viewed differently. The following article explores the origins and history of this new term. The ancient Egyptians were not the first to use the term. The term, "polyamory," comes from the Egyptian word "poly-" meaning'many."

A polysexual individual should approach a conversation with humility and openness. The golden rule of social interaction is to trust people you meet and believe what they tell you here. While this may seem odd at first, it is important to be respectful of people who share their stories. As a polysexual individual, it is important to be humble and avoid assuming you know more than others. Once you've done this, you're ready to approach other polysexuals with the same humility and understanding.

Birth control

Ancient Egyptians used natural means to prevent pregnancy, including honey, crocodile dung, and fermented dough as contraceptives. Women extended breastfeeding for three years to prevent pregnancy. Men, meanwhile, used a variety of methods to prevent unintended pregnancy. One method involved using a linen sheath condom, while another employed crocodile dung. Ultimately, overcultivation led to the demise of both.

Egyptian birth control methods were remarkably similar to those used today, and many of the ancient contraceptives they used were structurally similar to modern ones. For example, in April 1899, a papyrus sheet found at Kahun revealed the precise instructions for three contraceptives. These methods included crocodile dung, honey, and an alkaline substance similar to spermicides. These substances neutralized sperm before they could enter the vagina.

Premarital sex between siblings

Egyptian kings, pharaohs, and gods were known for their incestuous relationships. Their wives were known to carry royal bloodlines, and the behavior of brother and sister during sensitizing years was rewarded with marriage. Although attitudes towards incest varied over thousands of years, it was common in the last three centuries BC. Egyptian lovers referred to each other as "sister" or "brother" as terms of endearment.

The nuclear family unit was viewed as the foundation of a stable society. Royals were free to marry whomever they wished, following the example of deities. Common people were encouraged to marry outside their bloodline, with the exception of their cousins. Some royals even practiced homosexuality. In order to be accepted by their peers, such behavior was viewed as a sign of social status and social standing.

Lascivious salads

In the Ancient Egyptian world, people often associated salads with sex. They tended to consume salads at fertility festivals, where they believed the salads were aphrodisiacs, giving the organs of the body more life. In other cultures, lettuce was believed to give fertility, so it was served to pharaohs and priests. Egyptian bas reliefs depicted salads as offerings to Min, the god of fertility and sexuality. Archeologists have long wondered why lettuce was associated with sexuality and fertility.

This belief is based on the fact that lettuce was a sacred plant to the ancient Egyptians. The plant has been known to have aphrodisiac and painkilling properties since ancient Greece and Rome. The plant has a white bitter sap, which gives it its Latin name. In 430 BC, Greek physician Hippocrates described the effects of lettuce's sap as similar to opium. The Roman physician Dioscorides Pedanios also claimed that lettuce served as aphrodisiac.

Impotence caused by rivals

Egyptians blamed the malice of their rivals for their impotence, but the evidence is scant. One popular theory is that impotence can be caused by magical spells cast by rivals for their love interests. Often, the rivals used fish and knots to make their lover impotent. The resulting impotence is reminiscent of Bata's penis. Although the Egyptians may have had no scientific evidence of this theory, the Egyptians did recognize several causes for impotence.

A primary male fertility god in ancient Egypt, Min was associated with sex and had a permanently erect phallus and a feathered headdress. Men suffering from impotence would offer phallic figurines to Min to cure themselves of the disease. Min was also associated with lettuce because it produces milky sap similar to semen. So it is not surprising that a male who experiences impotence would pray to Min in order to get back into a relationship with a woman.

Seth and Horus

Today, we have a taboo about sex, which is largely the result of the Victorian era's reaction to the lascivious behavior of the Georgians. In ancient Egypt, however, sex was a normal part of everyday life, and the ancient Egyptians would have been unlikely to understand the modern taboo about it. In fact, they would have viewed it as a vital part of life.

One example of an Egyptian's sex life can be found in the forbidden papyri, which depict explicit illustrations of Egyptian sexual practices. These papyri are often considered scandalous, but Egyptologist Ruth Schumann-Antelme explores their practices in Sacred Sexuality in Ancient Egypt, a beautiful book that is richly illustrated and explains the symbolism of erotic images.