Was there any sex education in ancient
The dowry painting was actually a file of erotic pictures: about 8-10 pieces of art that showed different ways of having sex. They were very crude and mostly from woodblock printing because there was a large demand for them. Before the wedding, the bride’s parents would often buy one or two sets of dowry paintings and put them inside the dowry. The daughter brought the dowry paintings to her husband’s house and spread them on the bed on the wedding night. The newly-married couple would have sex according to the paintings.
Woodblock dowry painting Yaxiangdi (valuables at the bottom of
the chest) is used to teach newly-weds about sex in ancient
China. Yaxiangdi (valuables at the bottom of
the chest) from Qing Dynasty(1644-1912) The dowry painting writer Zhang Heng in the
Eastern Han Dynasty (25 - 220) writes
The first record about dowry paintings appeared in the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD), and their material objects could still be found at the time of the founding of the Republic of China (1912 - 1949). Thus, we could see that dowry paintings existed for a very long time in Chinese history. There was a writer called Zhang Heng in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 - 220), who wrote a poem about the mood of a man and a woman on their wedding day from the woman’s perspective. This poem was highly appraised in later ages. It was considered lovely, but not dirty.
The first part of this long poem is filled with foreshadowing. But after that it moves onto the main subject of the couple’s first encounter, from removing their makeup and costume to spreading the dowry painting on the bed and imitating those acts which interest them. The happiest time of one’s life is the pleasurable time tonight, and this feeling will not be forgotten even in old age.
We can see that this long poem not only describes the dowry painting, but also describes the joyous time of making love on the wedding day.
In addition to dowry paintings, yaxiangdi (valuables at the bottom of the chest) was also used in sex education in ancient
Of course, sex education in ancient
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