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World's Oldest Sex Toy Was a Real Fire Starter

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the that's-hot dept.

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Researchers have discovered that the world's oldest sex toy, found in a cave in Germany, was used to heat things up in places other than the bedroom. They say the 30,000-year-old siltstone phallus doubled as a tool to ignite fires. From the article: "The prehistoric phallus, which has marks where it was obviously used for striking against flints, also features carved rings around one polished end. Researchers say it's easy to see what it was used for. The scientists pieced together the multitasking tool from more than a dozen fragments found in a cave complex linked with the activities not of the Neanderthals, but of modern humans."

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Romance (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32256294)

It was obvious used to start a fire to set the mood for things to come.

Needless to say... (1)

Improv (2467) | more than 4 years ago | (#32256544)

This kind of thing is hottttt. (sorry)

American Pie 0: Prehistoric Pie (1)

RobertB-DC (622190) | more than 4 years ago | (#32256958)

Finish this sentence: "And one time, at fire-making camp, I..."

Archeologists' wild assumptions again (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 4 years ago | (#32258956)

While the object being used as a fire striker is a fairly safe assumption, I see no logical reason for archeologists to always assume that any object that remotely resembles a phallus was actually used as a dildo. When archeologists 1000 years from now find a dong-shaped beer bong [] , I wonder what their conclusions as to it's use will be...

Re:Archeologists' wild assumptions again (1)

crazedartist (1756996) | more than 4 years ago | (#32259154)

Exactly... after all, those rings could just make it easier to grip, etc.

surprise, surprise (2, Funny)

alt154 (1635307) | more than 4 years ago | (#32261818)

so the world's oldest sex toy was a woman's?

Re:surprise, surprise (1)

nospam007 (722110) | more than 4 years ago | (#32270862)

...and a man mis-used it to start a fire.

Sorry, honey, I didn't know it was _your_ stone.

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