Know the historical significance of your favorite sex toys

The sex toys that you hide in your closet have quite colorful histories and have many a stories to tell. Let's take a look at some of them:

Much like sex, sex toys have a pretty rich history too! In modern times, sex toys are a fun and exciting way to explore your (and your partner’s) sexual desires and take your experiences to a whole new level.  Dildos, anal beads cock rings, and other sex toys can not only make sex a more exhilarating experience, they let you take your masturbation skills up a notch too!

While we chose from a wide variety of toys to simply amp up our sexual pleasures, people that lived almost a thousand years ago used them for various other purposes too! Yes, the sex toys that you hide in your closet have quite colorful histories and have many stories to tell. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the interesting histories of these toys:


In ancient Roman times, there were dildos made out of stones that women used since their husbands have multiple wives and couldn’t satisfy them all. Here’s what the dildos looked like:

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Cock rings

These originated in China and were believed to increase fertility. They were used by young Chinese men who were under immense pressure of producing their kin. Check out what they looked like:


They were originally hefty steam engine machines curated by male doctors in the USA around the 1800s to cure ‘female hysteria.’ Look at how huge they originally were:

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Ben Wa balls

Created as early as 500 A.D, these were originally used by Chinese men to exercise control and to explore their sensual side. It was only a few decades later that woman start using it to practice control and vaginal exercises!

Butt plugs

Created by Frank E. Young in 1892, butt plugs were sold as rectal dilators and most people bought it as a medical device and doctors were recommending them too! It was later that people realised its sexual usage!

Fascinated? Which of these sex toys has the most interesting history according to you? Tell us in the comments below!

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