An old leather sex toy dating back to the 18th century was found by surprised archaeologists during a dig in Poland.
The eight-inch dildo filled with rough bristles was discovered during an excavation that could have been the site of an old school of swordsmanship in the northern coastal city of Gdansk.
A spokesman for the Regional Office for the Protection of Monuments in Gdansk, which found the penis-shaped object in the Podwalu district, said: “It was found in the latrine and dates back to the second half of the 18th century.”
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“It is quite thick and rather large, made of leather and filled with bristles, and has a wooden tip that has preserved in excellent condition. It was probably dropped by someone in the toilet.
“Whether that was by accident or on purpose is anyone’s guess though,” they added.
Wooden swords found on the site by the archaeologists led them to conclude that the place was once a school of swordsmanship.
The sex toy that could be up to 300-years-old has been taken away for preservation.
But if you think that is old, a 28,000-year-old object believed to be a phallus was found in Germany in 2005.
The pieced-together fragments of siltstone, that could also have been used as a tool to split flint stones, is quoted as being the oldest known ‘sex toy’ ever found.Reuse content