Seven 2000-year-old male sex devices were unearthed recently in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, the first batch of ancient sex gadgets to be surfaced in China, said archaeologists.
The sex gadgets were found accidentally in a tomb of the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD) in a village north of Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi Province, when workers were cleaning up a construction site.
The gadgets, including 3 made of bronze, 3 made of bone and one of bronze and bone combined, had been made from molds in batches. Archaeologists agreed this indicated they were intended to cater for the special sexual demands of some people at that time.
The rectangular tomb where the devices were found is 3.5 meters long, 1.34 meters wide and 6 meters deep. The status of the tomb's owner was uncertain now because the tomb had been robbed several times, archaeologists said.
(Xinhua News Agency July 17, 2002)