Eroticism[ edit ] Leda and the Swan, Roman marble possibly reflecting a lost work by Timotheos ; restored Prado The subject undoubtedly owed its sixteenth-century popularity to the paradox that it was considered more acceptable to depict a woman in the act of copulation with a swan than with a man. The earliest depictions show the pair love-making with some explicitness—more so than in any depictions of a human pair made by artists of high quality in the same period. The theme remained a dangerous one in the Renaissance, as the fates of the three best known paintings on the subject demonstrate. The earliest depictions were all in the more private medium of the old master print , and mostly from Venice. They were often based on the extremely brief account in the Metamorphoses of Ovid who does not imply a rape , though Lorenzo de' Medici had both a Roman sarcophagus and an antique carved gem of the subject, both with reclining Ledas.
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History[ edit ] A depiction of a striptease  The origins of striptease as a performance art are disputed and various dates and occasions have been given from ancient Babylonia to 20th century America. The term "striptease" was first recorded in ,  though "stripping", in the sense of women removing clothing to sexually excite men, seems to go back to at least the late 19th century. At each of the seven gates, she removed an article of clothing or a piece of jewelry. As long as she remained in hell, the earth was barren. When she returned, fecundity abounded. Some believe this myth was embodied in the dance of the seven veils of Salome , who danced for King Herod , as mentioned in the New Testament in Matthew
Search Victims of religion-based medical neglect We would like to share with you just a very few of the stories of children who have died because of religion-based medical neglect. Bear in mind, too, that many children who have escaped death have ended up disabled or psychologically harmed as a result of this sort of neglect. Sometimes parents wake up in time to save a child, but too often they do not.