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Archaeologists Discover Ancient Bronze Strap-On Dildos and Jade Butt Plugs in China

These artifacts served their purpose even after death.

Apparently, sex toys existed way longer than we have previously thought. You see, among the artifacts unearthed from the 2000-year-old tombs of aristocrats, elites, and royals in Jiangsu province, China are ancient dildos and butt plugs.

Multiple excavations conducted from 1995 to 2011 revealed a sundry of mundane items estimated to have originated from the Han Dynasty (206 BCE to 220 CE). The artifacts included objects that were used in the people’s day-to-day activities then such as ceramics, urinals, loofahs, and as surprising and eccentric as it sounds, bronze dildos and jade butt plugs.

At the time, jade was a treasured material with its beauty and purity being believed to be able to ward off bodily and spiritual decomposition. In fact, “death suits” for the extremely opulent back then were made of tiles of jade sewn together using golden threads. Butt plugs made of jade were also used to prevent the escape of “vital essences” from the dead body.

A jade suit adorned the body of corpses from ultra-rich families during the Han Dynasty in ancient China.

Fan Zhang, a curator of the exhibition that displays the unearthed artifacts, said,

“The jade plugs are used to seal the body and keep in vital essences that can leak out during life and death.

“Basically, it is to maintain the chi. The most important orifice was the mouth, and we have a beautiful example of a mouth seal in the shape of a cicada in the exhibition.”

A bronze plug, believed to have been used so “vital essences” would remain intact in the body even after death.

Now that’s some explanation for the butt plugs. But what about the bronze dildos?

Fan Zhang said,

“Useable bronze dildos are still relatively rare finds, though far from unheard of, and they are occasionally found in elite tombs.

“They were all definitely made for use, and we can speculate based on their various bases how they were worn. They’re all bespoke, and the ones we have here might have been laced into place with leather or silk thongs, though it’s not clear if they were designed for men or women — they’re not heavy at all — though the phallus without the ring form was likely for a man since it was found in a king’s tomb.”

Another phallus unearthed in the excavation.

So most likely, the ancient Chinese knew how to have fun.

These interesting artifacts will be displayed in the forthcoming exhibition entitled “Tomb Treasures” at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco from February 17th until May 28th of this year.


  1. Jhe Lai

    February 10, 2017 at 6:47 AM

    Dami Akawnt

  2. 黄勇健

    February 9, 2017 at 2:48 PM

    How did ancient Chinese fuck and how do modern Chinese fuck is same like all people, fuck until you come. So what is the difference? Nike say, Just FUCK it!

  3. Aldrin Flores Ancheta Kit

    February 9, 2017 at 11:51 AM

    Deniel Ryan Sugay

  4. Natanael Victori Gultom

    February 9, 2017 at 7:20 AM

    That’s special..

  5. Gina Kepner

    February 9, 2017 at 4:37 AM

    Johnny Knoxville

  6. Ayako Ashikaga

    February 9, 2017 at 1:49 AM

    Bj Manalo

  7. Robert Vitarelli

    February 9, 2017 at 1:21 AM

    Jorge Lopez

  8. Chloie Angela Marie Isler

    February 9, 2017 at 12:52 AM

    Tangins hahaha Aleksey Diane Galvez

  9. Carrie Saville

    February 9, 2017 at 12:07 AM

    Paige Gardner

  10. Rockey Langga

    February 8, 2017 at 8:45 PM

    Fucking Chinese never stop surprising me. LoL

  11. Bayona Roy

    February 8, 2017 at 7:57 PM

    Mind on your own business ladies and gentlemen.. 😂😂😂

  12. Hassan Amin

    February 8, 2017 at 2:21 PM

    Mursaleen Khan Yousafzai

  13. Mel Empleo

    February 8, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    Ercelle Grace Delgado hahaha ppoota proo

  14. Bryan Kevin Chua

    February 8, 2017 at 11:57 AM

    Yan Jocson

  15. Bob Monk

    February 8, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    Another gherkin pickle on her Keychain•••

  16. Daniel Leong

    February 8, 2017 at 10:05 AM

    Don’t ever claim dildo was invented in the west.

  17. James Oribello

    February 8, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    Marc Mychal Manuel ung sinasabi ko sau hahahahha acient 😂

  18. Renier Amserauc

    February 8, 2017 at 7:56 AM

    No doubt Chinese has a small dick that’s why they need to used it

  19. Jay Pereira

    February 8, 2017 at 7:09 AM

    This fucking thing (pun intended) is ancient practically… blurring the image out somehow doesn’t seem necessary… you don’t see them wrapping bubble wrap around the penises of Greek statues now do they!? Lol

  20. Derrick Chan

    February 8, 2017 at 6:51 AM

    Alvin Teo

  21. Venice Darling

    February 8, 2017 at 6:38 AM


  22. Nelson Han

    February 8, 2017 at 5:57 AM

    Serena Peekaboo

  23. MyFruit Pudding Brunei

    February 8, 2017 at 5:52 AM

    that’s explained Chinese population booming.

  24. Harsh Kumar

    February 8, 2017 at 5:39 AM

    And seems they have lost it now 😂

  25. Tony M Temperante

    February 8, 2017 at 5:24 AM

    Andy Gutierrez

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    February 8, 2017 at 4:52 AM

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