Ancient sex toys show us that the desire for pleasure enhancing products has existed for centuries. Maybe we can all benefit from some ancient Chinese secrets! :)
The Maggie Gyllenhaal-helmed film "Hysteria" may be generating a lot of buzz about sex toys in the present day, but people have been using aids in the bedroom since far before even the movie's Victorian setting. In fact, some ancient Chinese sex toys are on display now in New York City.
The sex aids are part of a Discovery exhibit in conjunction with the China Institute, "Terracotta Warriors," which features over 200 ancient Chinese artifacts. The toys pictured below date back to 221 B.C.E. and were created for the tomb -- and therefore the pleasures of the after-life -- of China's First Emperor, according to a press release for the exhibit.
Click here to see some of the toys on display.