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Archaeologists have unearthed a 300-year-old sex toy that was buried in a toilet from the 18th century. The leather dildo was discovered during an excavation of an old swordsmanship school on Gdansk, Poland.

Previously, old swords were discovered at the site, which led archaeologists to believe it was previously a swordsmanship school. Professionals have now removed the dildo from the site to undergo preservation work.

While you might think it's odd that such an old sex toy has been discovered, archaeologists have been unearthing dildos from different periods in history for years. Even artefacts from Upper Palaeolithic periods have been discovered that are said to be likely used for sexual pleasure.

Symbols and objects shaped like sexual organs have long been a sign of fertility and have served to ward off evil spirits in some cultures, they have also been used in a sexual way throughout history.

The oldest ever dildo was recently found in Germany and is thought to be around 28,000 years old, showing that the fascination with sex toys is far from modern. Possible dildos have been unearthed that are made out of a range of different materials, including leather, camel dung, stone and wood.

As well as sex toys, old forms of contraception have also been unearthed, with the suspected oldest condom dated at around 1650, which was found in a toilet at Dudley Castle. It just goes to show that sexual health has been important for a very long period of time.