The Larco Museum Of Lima, Peru

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The Larco Museum Erotic Gallery has become one of South America’s & Perú’s most popular attractions.

Ancient Peruvian cultures represented their daily lives in ceramics, and this gallery holds the world’s largest collection of erotic ceramics.

The art displayed here clearly shows the wide variety of sexual practices in Peru, during the 2nd century AD.

The Erotic Gallery of the Larco Museum with the world’s biggest collection of art displaying this fascinating ancient sexual theme, has turned this tourist place into a must see for travelers to South America & Peru.

We can say; “We’ve never seen anything like this Erotic Gallery.”

The Erotic Gallery features two rooms of pre-Columbian art that explicitly shows the many aspects of sexual life of the indigenous cultures that were in Peru.

The Erotic Gallery is so graphic that the museum guards don’t allow visitors to enter under the age of 18.

But when you look up close it’s actually quite interesting to see these various depictions.

After all, sex is a part of life (let’s not be shy to admit that). These ancient cultures depicted other major life events such as birth and death and in the Erotic Gallery they also tell us their story of sex. It’s nothing to be ashamed about.

And after all, it’s not shown any worse than we show today.

Read more: museolarco.org

China’s Ancient Sex Museum in Tongli

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China’s Ancient Sex Museum, once located in the Shanghai’s booming streets, now has to move to Tongli Town in East China’s Jiangsu Province due to a funding shortage. After a recent move from Shanghai, Tongli has now become the new center for the China Sex Museum. Open-minded individuals can enjoy a stroll through the sculpture garden and see four indoor exhibitions about the history of sexuality, namely: “Sex in Primitive Society,” “Marriage and Women,” “Sex in Daily Life,” and “Unusual Sex-ual Behavior.” A number of exhibits are worth a mention, including statue of a grandson and his grandfather, sporting an elongated, phallic head with a turtle resting on the tip.

Read more: china.org.cn

Kagema

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Kagema is a historical Japanese term for young male prostitutes. Kagema were often passed off as apprentice kabuki actors (who were themselves often prostitutes on the side) and catered to a mixed male and female clientele. For male clients, the preferred service was anal sex, with the client taking the penetrative role; homosexual fellatio is almost unmentioned in Tokugawa-era documents. The belief that the anus is a center of sexual energy that could be absorbed by the penetrative partner most likely originates within Chinese texts. Kagema who were not affiliated with an actual kabuki theatre could be hired through male brothels or those teahouses specializing in kagema. Such institutions were known as Kagemajaya (ja). Kagema typically charged more than female prostitutes of equivalent status, and did a healthy trade into the mid-19th century, despite increasing legal restrictions that attempted to contain prostitution (both male and female) in specified urban areas and to dissuade class-spanning relationships, which were viewed as potentially disruptive to traditional social organization.

This increased interest in kagema derives in part from the increased presence of samurai-class men within cities. The garrisoning of thousands of male samurai in the major cities in the early 17th century not only brought the male-love tradition of nanshoku to the common people, but also dramatically shifted the ratio of men to women (peaking at 170 men for every 100 women), which limited the sexual possibilities available to young men and encouraged the spread of nanshoku among middle class men. Kagema themselves were immensely popular with the merchant class and wealthy elite of the Edo period.

Many such prostitutes, as well as many young kabuki actors, were indentured servants sold as children to the brothel or theatre, typically on a ten-year contract. Kagema could be presented as young men (yarō), wakashū (adolescent boys, about 10–18 years old) or as onnagata (female impersonators). James Neill argues that the increasing commercialization of homosexuality in the form of kagema (in addition to increased western influences) assisted in the moral degradation of nanshoku. He argues that rather than representing a form of masculine selflessness, nanshoku became associated with moral stagnancy caused by urban entertainment districts.

Read more: revolvy.com

Carrying a Phallus

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There is no ambiguity about this woman’s status: she is a prostitute. But what is she carrying? Is it a comically exaggerated dildo? Note the eye near the top of the phallus, intended to ward off evil. Such items were well known in ancient Greece. The purchase of a red leather dildo by two ladies is the subject of two poems discovered on a papyrus in Egypt and published in 1891. Victorian scholars tied themselves in knots trying to persuade each other that the object in question was a bodice, a hat, or a shoe.

Read more: huffingtonpost.com