Men Into Porn for at Least 35,000 Years


Some things never, ever change.

“If human culture seems obsessed with sex lately, it’s nothing new. Archaeologists have discovered the oldest known artistic representation of a woman — a carved ivory statue of a naked female, dating from 35,000 years ago.

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“The statue is notable not just for its symbolism, but for its style — particularly its sexuality.

“The figure is explicitly — and blatantly — that of a woman, with an exaggeration of sexual characteristics (large, projecting breasts, a greatly enlarged and explicit vulva, and bloated belly and thighs) that by twenty-first-century standards could be seen as bordering on the pornographic,” Mellars wrote in a commentary essay in Nature.”

I’m not surprised in the least.

“Scientists guess that it may have represented female fertility, or been related to shamanistic rituals and beliefs.”

I guess you could call “Beating the Bishop” a shamanistic ritual.

At least there has been some evolutionary progress by men…

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… we’ve gotten better at depicting our fantasies.

12 Responses to “Men Into Porn for at Least 35,000 Years”

  1. VodkaBlogger Says:

    …we’ve also got better at depicting them in the form of food: I’ll see your Venus de Milo and raise you the gummy Venus de Milo!

    • Angus Dei Says:

      LOL!

  2. blogstrop Says:

    I’d say the Shaman were just out for a good time under the cover of deep and meaningful, spiritual theatricals, aka flame throwing/swallowing/twirling/burning man-ia. This ancient object is illustrative of the progress we have made: we now have the very tasteful Theo Spark site.

    • VodkaBlogger Says:

      Theo is a bit of a step up from Medieval Totty, isn’t he?🙂

  3. bingbing Says:

    Ironic. Al Gore invents this wonderful thing and what do we go and use it for?

  4. Mr. Bingley Says:

    “Art” bingbing. That’s what we use it for! We’re bettering ourselves by looking, er, studying this stuff.

    • bingbing Says:

      Well, yeah. There’s only one thing better than a hot chick in a nice outfit…

    • bingbing Says:

      PS Call me too influenced by Hank Rearden, but there’s a purely selfish reason why I buy my girlfriend white gold jewelry.😉

  5. Mr. Bingley Says:

    Well, yeah. There’s only one thing better than a hot chick in a nice outfit…

    True, and I can enjoy that steak and bottle of wine every night for a lot cheaper that the aforementioned lady would cost me. 😛

    • bingbing Says:

      What if she, in that jewelry, cooks that steak?

  6. The Wizard of WOZ Says:

    I feel its only fair at this juncture to introduce you gents to my favorite day of the year

    • bingbing Says:

      You think I wouldn’t know about that already?!?


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