World’s oldest porn is ‘bisexual’

In rock carvings dating back at least 3,000 years, it shows men, women and bisexuals in the first recorded images of human sexuality

World’s oldest porn is ‘bisexual’
19 February 2013

One of the world’s earliest carvings conveying human sexuality shows bisexuality was normal, even over 3,000 years ago

The Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs, rock carvings found in a remote region in northwest China, show a fertility ritual.

Archaeologist Wang Binghua discovered the symbols in the late 1980s, but little has been written about them.

In a new report from Mary Mycio, the carvings show 100 figures which abstractly depicts different ways of expressing sexuality.

While carvings have been found dating back over 20,000 years, these petroglyphs are probably the most explicit and intricate.

Mycio writes: ‘The few scholars who have studied the petroglyphs think that the larger-than-life hourglass figures that begin the tableau symbolize females. They have stylized triangular torsos, shapely hips and legs, and they wear conical headdresses with wispy decorations.

‘Male images are smaller triangles with stick legs and bare heads. Ithyphallic is archeology-talk for “erect penis,” and nearly all of the males have one.

‘A third set of figures appear to be bisexual. Combining elements of males and females, they are ithyphallic but wear female headwear, a decoration on the chest, and sometimes a mask. They might be shamans.

Mycio describes four fully-developed scenes, beginning at a height of 30 feet.

In the first, nine large women and two small men dance in a circle while a bisexual to the side shows off an obvious erection.

The second scene shows women and men dancing in a frenzy around a large erect bisexual about to penetrate a small female. On the left, another bisexual in a monkey mask is about to penetrate another faceless person.

The next scene is smaller, showing a chorus line of infants emerging from a female being penetrated simultaneously by a male and a bisexual while three other erect males await their turn.

In the last full scene, it contains no women at all.

Mycio writes: ‘Ithyphallic males and a bisexual take part in a frenzied dance. One male seems to have his arm around another while a loner near the bottom seems to be masturbating as a parade of tiny infants streams from his erection. It looks a lot like a frat party.’

It could be argued the bisexuals are not people attracted to both genders, as the figures could be transgendered or similar to the ‘two-spirit’ people found in North American tribes.

If you would like to read the entire report, click here.

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Canada finance minister investigated for trans snub

Michael Miltenberger accused of transphobia by student Gabrielle Landrie after Governor General’s college visit
No thumbnail available

The crime of being gay in Sri Lanka

Visakesa Chandrasekaram explores gay relationships with ground-breaking movie Frangipani
No thumbnail available

What is it like to be LGBTI in... Norway?

GSN speaks to trans activist Luca Dalen Espeth on why Norway is a far tougher place than you expect to be LGBTI
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

Finalist in Vietnam song contest comes out as a trans woman

Huong Giang, finalist of the singing contest Vietnam Idol comes out publicly, live on TV, as a transgender woman
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

Russian lawmaker: Gay activists must die for 'extremism'

'Gay propaganda' law co-sponsor says he is unconcerned about a US visa ban, saying: 'I've spoken to US politicians, and they support my stance'
No thumbnail available

ACT UP documentary shines light on group able to 'surmount the insurmountable'

How to Survive a Plague opening in LA, NYC, San Francisco and other US cities
No thumbnail available

Gay diplomat gets married at British Embassy in Tokyo

'We’ve invited selected Japanese guests and media to our same-sex wedding so that Japan can see the UK’s policy of diversity and inclusion'
No thumbnail available

Disco fever is back for Brighton Pride

Don your cha-cha heels for 2014 Brighton Pride in Preston Park, where organizers have planned for extended opening times, unlimited entertainment and the comeback of the acclaimed main stage