The Museo Larco in Lima has one of the most noted collections of pre-Columbian erotic pottery in the world. Some of the pieces are so detailed that you can’t help but realize that there is truly nothing new under the sun. Don’t scroll down if you’re at work, as the pottery is pretty graphic.
The erotic pieces are housed in a separate gallery from the main collection.
Most of the pieces date back to the 2nd century AD.
Explanations for the pieces were written in English in the gallery. Most of the pieces were used for salves, potions and offerings for fertility gods.
Clearly the pre-Columbians had none of the “sex-for-procreation-only” hangups that other religion have.
I loved this piece, which contained salve for sexually transmitted diseases. Look at the look of pain on the guy’s face!