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The 18th-Century Dildo Found in a French Convent

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Photo of a highly polished dildo made of ivory and a cloth bag.
Dildo (c.1701–1800) made of ivory and wood. Science Museum Group Collection, London.

It’s rare to find an antique dildo. They tend to be destroyed or kept hidden, like the Nantucket dildo owned by a whaler’s wife that was found inside an old chimney. Or the impressive Irish dildo found in a drawer.

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