History of Sex in Ancient Rome

History of Sex in Ancient Rome & Pompeii That the woman placed herself on top of the man during the sexual act was very frowned upon in Ancient Rome as it was considered that this active position, that is, the woman riding (equitant), was humiliating for her male partner. It was a position typical of prostitutes, who charged more for it. Up to double the price of a normal service, in the rate applied in Pompeii, given its unusual nature. …

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Venus and Cupid in Renaissance Nude Artworks

Venus and Cupid in Nude Artworks The recreation of the figures of Venus and Cupid was one of the most prestigious moments in Renaissance painting. The classical iconography represented the recognition of Antiquity and the union with the culture of the Christian world of medieval tradition. The role of Venus in Renaissance painting has fostered a broad historiographical tradition from different theoretical perspectives. Countless Renaissance painters have painted Cupid and Venus in every possible style. The mythological recreation of Sandro …

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