Who doesn’t need brushing up on sex facts every now and then? Sex education in schools may not be the robust, all-encompassing wealth of information that children need, but it does pretty much hit the target on the basics. The basics, which mean, the reproductive system, and not much else really. As much as we are technologically advanced nowadays, it’s still a struggle in most societies to talk about sex.
Escorts have always been in our societies. And pornography, in all of its glory, is surprisingly part of it too. But if you want to delve deeper into the history of escorting prostitution, and histories of hedonistic pursuits our ancestors got into fret not, as we’ve collated the most curious of the bunch.
Rahab, of the Bible Rahab, had been a successful prostitute before she was featured in the Bible.
Historically, Rahab was a successful business owner of her times. She was believed to have come from a middle-class family in her native Jericho. There are only two options for women then – get married and basically be a house servant your whole life, and bear children in between or be free as a bird living your own life. Which, subsequently means, whoring yourself out.
Rahab was an independent woman and chose to live her life to the fullest. She was reportedly very good at giving sexual services to men. Some artifacts have immortalized her talents including blowjobs, fisting and servicing multiple men at the same time. By the time Joshua’s spies were in her whorehouse, Rahab chose to hide them from the king of Jericho hunting for Jews at the time.
Egyptian escorts used lipsticks for men to know they’re open for oral.
The time is 3100 to 311 BC. The place is Egypt and courtesans thought of a way to entice men. And their means? Color their lips. The curious thing about the Egyptians is that as a culture, they may have been the first one to do and normalize oral sex. Another thing that Egyptians did for modern society? They were believed to be the first to invent makeup.
And so, the story has it that when early Egyptian courtesans learned that makeup can be a subtle yet undeniable weapon that can improve their business, they used it to their full advantage. Think along the line of bright red lips that most men immediately notice. The belief in that century was, the redder the courtesans’ lips, the better her oral sex game is.
King Edward was fond of courtesans.
And not just the regular Edwards – King Edward VII. The King of both UK and Great Britain at the same time. That King. He made the rounds of brothels every other night on the Capitol. He also made sure that clients get the right escort for them. It was reported he made brothels keep guides that list the ladies’ ages, complexion, appearance, techniques, even reviews from their previous lovers.
Curiously, in Edward’s time, prostitution and escorting were legal. To the point of annually reviewing the codes and legislation to help the industry prosper. Yep – you’re reading that right. Our ancestors have been more than progressive, but as religion grew in that side of Europe, it also made for anti-escorting legislations to be promoted.
There is numerous information regarding sex that is not widely known. Discussing sex has always been a taboo and shunned upon by the public and therein lies one of the roots of the problem. It’s entirely the reason why most young people depend on the Internet to know more about sex. It’s imperative to learn these things, so as not to become ignorant about them.