Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sex and Cyborgs

Now you are getting into my realm of fantasy - fiction wise that is. Well, I know it was not an intentional segue to my book, Sexed Up, but hey, it fits in this conversation because the premise of this book is exactly that - a world without men and women turning to robots for sex.

Of course, it goes a bit further in my book and the cyborg becomes oh so much more than nannites and machine because there's human DNA in the mix. Guess which component wins out?

But seriously, I saw a show on HBO a year or so ago about sex toy makers and this one company had created a dildo machine. It was a big piece of equipment on all fronts but was collapsible and able to be stored underneath the bed. I'm telling you it had a seat and everything. (g)

But the real WHAT of the show was when they had women come in to test it out and be filmed doing so. On this same show they had life-size male dolls made of heavy rubberized material that made him fleshlike (eww) and so these three women proceeded to give him a test drive.

Now, I guess this borders more on the line of fetish than it does necessity. I mean, it's not that difficult if you are in need of a man to find one willing. Sorry, guys, don't mean it that way. Just that real men are out there. We are not living in my futuristic world where all men have died of a horrible plague.

Of course if you are concerned that future could happen, you may want to buy the emergency robot - just in case. (wink)

On a historical note - I find it very interesting that archaeologists have found evidence of dildos as far back as the Upper Paleolithic era. Of course, as you might suspect the scientists were rather reluctant to call them dildos, so they dubbed them BATONS. I don't think they tried to explain what the batons were used for. The caveman police force? (eg) Suffice it to say, they didn't like to admit these were sex toys even though off-the-record they did admit the shape and size and the occasional carvings on the batons definitely indicated they are ice age dildos!

So what is the oldest KNOWN dildo? I found it! It's 30,000 years old and was discovered in a cave in Germany. And let's not leave out our beloved ancient Egyptian dynasties. Oh yeah, dildos abound all the way back to 2,500 years ago. Ancient sex without including the Greeks would just be wrong. And those clever seafarers were famous for having sexual depictions on their vases and even dinner plates and often show a woman using a dildo. One such vase comes from the 5th century.

One thing to also note is most of these ancient dildos were made of wood (I hear you cringing along with me), tar (eww) and stone (brrr). Hmm... it's great to live in a modern world of plastic, Hussies!


Katie Reus said...

Cavemen used dildos? That's something we're not likely to see on the History or Discovery channel, lol ;)

Ciana Stone said...

Dildos caveman style - now there's a visual:)

The love toys are as old as man, I guess. And considering the effort to create them, you have to guess that sex must be pretty important. I mean, did this slow down the invention of the wheel?

Nicole Austin said...

Hmm...I wonder if the cavemen had hangups about who got the toys used on them or it everyone was free game.

What? Oh, sorry. I can't help the way my mind works. LOL!

Sally Painter said...

LOL Katie, I'd bet money you are right!

Sally Painter said...

Ci, I love how your mind works. I think it probably speeded up the wheels of invention. (g)

Sally Painter said...

Nic! I also wondered about that. Gasp!