What Sex Was Like in Ancient Rome

A brief history of sex and sexuality in Ancient Rome.

Sex in ancient Rome is often viewed as scandalous and explicit. We see their art mounted in modern museums as shocking and provocative, but history tells a much more complex story. It is important to note that we carry negative connotations while observing depictions of ancient Roman sexuality through the condemning



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I am a History Educator and a Lifelong Learner with a Masters in Global History.