28,000 Years …

Your local sex shop sells items that have been available in one form or another for 28,000 years.

At least two things are notable about this particular find.

Its life size suggests it may well have been used as a sex aid by its Ice Age makers. (I refrain from further comment.)

“To have any representation of male genitalia from this time period is highly unusual.

“‘Female representations with highly accentuated sexual attributes are very well documented at many sites, but male representations are very, very rare,'” explained Professor [Nicholas] Conard [of Tubingen University].”

Laurie started Familiar Men in part because male representations are comparatively rare. To be honest, this has not been continuously true for 28,000 years. But it’s still bittersweet and sad that it was true then and is true now.