The 25o-year-old sex toy was probably dropped into the latrine by mistake because no one would abandon something in such good condition that was obviously expensive.

Image Credit: Regional Office for the Protection of Monuments via Discovery News

Polish archeologists in Gdańsk found the dildo amongst jewelry and pottery shards and near the remains of wooden swords. The wooden swords suggest the location used to be a fencing school. A fencing school where people apparently brought sex toys to use in the toilet.

Discovery News described the find as:

The phallic object is "large, thick, made of leather filled with bristles, and has a wooden tip," the Regional Office for the Protection of Monuments in Gdansk said in a press release.

Dating from the second half of the 1700s, the artificial penis was found "preserved in excellent condition."

Leather seems like a material that would need a lot of cleaning and care.


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