One of the two artefacts had a metal ring attached to it was discovered in Yizheng city in the Jiangsu province and belongs to the West Han dynasty. (Photo: Youtube)
Sex toys have always been thought to be a newer invention that women have been using to pleasure themselves but a new discovery proves otherwise. Archaeologists recently found pleasure objects that are known to be as old as 206 BC in China. The objects belonging to the Han dynasty were found in ancient tombs in Jiangsu province in Shanghai.
According to a recent report in Mail Online, two bronze pleasure devices shaped like a penis were found belonging to Chinese aristocrats and royals. One of the two artefacts had a metal ring attached to it was discovered in Yizheng city in the Jiangsu province and belongs to the West Han dynasty that ruled between 206 BC – 8 AD. The other toy with a flat base was said to belong to an imperial family in China and was found in a tomb in Xuyi county in 2009.
The co-curator at the Asian Art Museum, Zhang Fan in the same interview said that the items could be worn and used and reflected the modern appreciation of the body’s need for pleasure.