A history of anal sex
Flicking through anthropological texts yields a pathetic number of references to heterosexual anal sex. Is this because researchers assume that it’s only for homosexual guys? Those researchers are missing a trick. Our resident sex anthropologist Florence Walker investigates
The Ancient Greeks weren’t the only peoples to have had a mania for portraying sex acts in clay. Between 100AD and 800AD in Northern Peru, the Moche culture production of pottery exploded.Archaeologists have unearthed 10,000 pots. The vessels baffled scholars who tried to tackle their subject matter. Here’s why: there’s so much anal sex. Explanations for their mania range from showing a form of birth control to the pots making sense of new political power structures.