when was the first sex toy made

When it comes to sex toys, people often think it’s a relatively modern invention, but the truth is, they’ve been around since antiquity! The earliest known sex toy was discovered in Germany and dates back 28,000 years. Can you believe it? Wow!

This ancient dildo was made of siltstone and resembled a penis. It measured around 20 cm in length and researchers suggest it was used for sexual pleasure. Archaeologists further hypothesized that this ancient sex toy was likely used to reach an orgasmic state. Whoa!

Back then, sex toys were not just used for sexual pleasure. It was also used in spiritual ceremonies to provide healing, protection, and for spiritual connection. People of the past knew that sex had a powerful and transformative energy and nothing should be taken for granted in this experience.

The use of sex toys have been discovered throughout various regions in the world: from the Romans, Greeks, and even the Aztecs. In 500 CE, Toltec, a Mexican tribe, used erotic sculptures for fertility rituals and were often made from jade and obsidian. It wasn’t until the 19th and 20th centuries when modern sex toys like dildos and vibrators began to make a mainstream appearance.

It was during the 19th century when early sex toys were marketed to women as medical devices to treat ‘hysteria’. This so-called ‘disease’ was actually an unfulfilled yearning for sexual pleasure which was prescribed to women during the Victorian era. Doctors marketed these sex toys to women as medical devices to help cure a reoccurring problem. How crazy is that!

From the 1950s and onwards, sex toys becomes more and more popular and accepted. During this same decade, porn magazines and movies were depicting sex more openly healing any possible stigma. More new techniques and materials were found to make more ‘pleasing’ sex toys and porn resonated with millions of people all over the world. It’s crazy how sex toys have been around for 28,000 years and evolved to what they are now.

Nowadays, sex toys come in various forms, shapes, and sizes. We can find them in adult stores, online shops, and even supermarkets. They’re made of various materials according to the customers’ needs and desires. Sex toys don’t just come in the form of vibrators and dildos, but also, sex dolls, anal beads, lubes, and even games and books to enhance the sexual experience. The possibilities are endless!

But, it’s not just about sex toys. With our growing technology, many people now use virtual reality, IoT, AI, and wearable tech to create a more immersive experience. There are also new materials like polymer which makes the sex toys more durable and feel more pleasurable. Have you ever heard of organic lubes like coconut oil and aloe vera? These can also be found in the market nowadays and provide an even safer sexual experience.

This goes to show that 28,000 years later, we’re still innovating and revolutionizing the sex toys market. It’s incredible how much progress sex toys have made and I can’t wait for what the future brings. I’m sure it’ll be wild!