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.

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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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