Sure, There Was Sex but History’s Harems Also Had Terror And Trouble

Hint: It generally worked out way worse for the women

WikiCommons: Entertainments In The Harem — Belisario Gioja

It’s a Catch-22 job with a lot of problems. When you were a member of the royal harem, you either had to have sex with the boss — or the harem was so large that your turn never came up and you spent your unintentionally sexless life with the eunuchs.




There are thousands of years of human history and tens of thousands of stories to be told. This publication seeks to make a dent in them.

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