I got my hands on an article about sexuality in prehistory and I was actually amazed, because I found that during the stone age sex was not only for reproductive purposes, but they also did it to feel ‘unga bunga’ pleasure.
There are many hypotheses about this. According to the findings of archaeologists, anthropologists and sociologists, in many ancient drawings sexual organs and some positions were exalted, indicating the importance they gave to eroticism and pleasure.
Marcos García and Javier Angulo, co-authors of the book “Sexo en la piedra” (tr: “Sex in stone”), explain that homo sapiens in their anatomical structure and even in their brain have many similarities with today’s man, and even conclude that their sexual behavior is very similar to that of today.
In Europe, ancient paintings and engravings dating from 40,000 to 10,000 years ago were found. According to archaeologists, they correspond to drawings of a clan of hunters and gatherers, found in a cave in France, in which three engravings showing a birth can be distinguished: in the first, a closed vulva is sketched; in the second, a half-open vulva and, in the third, the head of a baby is shown.
In other investigations, Paleolithic venuses were found in the regions of the French Pyrenees and the Siberian plains. With this interesting finding they discovered about 300 female statues made of bone, ivory, stone, terracotta and wood, of different sizes, between 4 and 25 cms, and with an antiquity between 29,000 and 21,000 years.
These ancient venuses were related to maternity, fertility and the female figure at its maximum expression, many had huge breasts, round buttocks, swollen abdomen and prominent vulvas. From this, expert archaeologists determined the importance of women and the reproductive process of the species in this period.
As the Paleolithic period progressed, the symbols that represented and exalted the female figure and motherhood began to change. Archaeologists García and Angulo found quite explicit drawings in which sexual positions and erotic games, such as oral sex and masturbation, were clearly illustrated.
According to the interpretations of these archaeologists, sexuality in the stone age was not limited to the intimacy of the couple, in fact, they were quite fond of group sex and voyeurism.
They also found several objects that could be the ‘Flintstones’ version of today’s dildos or sex toys. The discovery was made in the French cave of Gorge d’ Enfer where they found a double L-shaped stone phallus 11.5 cm high and 9 cm wide.
Another group of researchers from the University of Tübingen in Germany also found a stone phallus dating back 28,000 years in the archaeological excavation of Hohle Fels in southern Germany. These interesting objects are also found in places such as Morocco and France.
With the discovered findings, it was concluded that representations of male sexual organs were scarce in comparison to the large number of cave engravings and small statues depicting the female figure.
All these artistic manifestations in prehistoric times show that sexuality was not so basic or instinctive, and that life in the caves was not as boring as we supposed. Sexuality in the Paleolithic was an important way to socialize and communicate, not only to perpetuate the species. Finding neither more nor less the most authentic and sublime way to connect and share energy and feelings with another human being.
Our #sinrecato ancestors also practiced sexting in their own way, because, although they did not have cell phones or cameras to film themselves, they managed to immortalize and “publish” their sexuality in the cave media.
Traducción del español: Catalina Oviedo Brugés