Greek adult sex
Whether this was also happening between older women and teenage girls is more controversial because the lives of women are not as well documented.
There was certainly a lot of tolerance for homosexuality in ancient Greece and ancient Rome.
But they have also left a plethora of sexually explicit imagery--statues with erect penises, bestiality as garden sculpture, and drinking vessels, oil lamps and wall paintings showing scenes of rape and sexual intercourse. Next time you are tempted to think the ancients "just like us," remember these images.
Not that any of these images make the Greeks and Romans decadent or debauched; not when they are put back into a world in which people hung phallic pendants around their necks and from their doorways and worshipped gods who had the power to punish with their penises.
Sparta even encouraged homosexual relationships among its soldiers to increase the chances that one would be willing to die for the other (at least this is the most widely used explanation, which i never found very convincing: what about the abandoned lovers or the jealous lover?
usually love comes with a lot of drama and turmoil).
Today this is considered a terrible crime, but then homosexuality in general was considered a terrible crime when i was a child and now gay marriage is being legalized in the very same places, so i wouldn't be too surprised if in the future sex between and adult man and a teenage boy will become legal and even commonplace again. For the ancient Greeks and Romans it was normal that an older man would make love to a teenage boy, and the boy would get an education and mentorship for the rest of his life.
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