5 surprising facts about sex and marriage in ancient times

Five shocking facts about sex, about which you do not even tell the doctors.

male prostitution

In ancient Greece and Rome, prostitution was common.

It was not just allowed, but controlled by the state.

Arranged marriages

In ancient Mesopotamia, the norm was to conclude marriages by agreement between the parents. It was a contract between the parents of the two families. Hammurabi, the king established the rule that if the future father-in-law and decided to break the agreement on the status, it will have to pay compensation to the family of the bride or groom failed.

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fair brides

Imagine the markets where they sell young women? And buyers - are young men. A little shocking, tell me?

But in ancient Babylon, carried the bride fair. And sell it to someone who will give the price higher.

Stern man's world

In ancient Israel, a woman could not be virginBut not a single mention of the fact that a man should keep their virginity until marriage. If eventually found that the wife is not a virgin, she could be stoned.

And if the groom was wrong, then he has to pay a big fine.

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treason

In ancient Mesopotamia, there was a death penalty for treason. a woman with lover They are thrown into the river or impaled. If a woman's husband forgave her, that she remained alive not only she but also her lover.

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