Ancient Roman coins depict sundry sexual acts, but what were they for?

The Romans loved sex. The wrote graphic poetry about it, and scrawled x-rated graffiti on their city walls. They even emblazoned currency with depictions of sexual acts. But what purpose did this coinage serve? Fair warning: numismatic pornography after the jump – potentially NSFW. » 9/09/13 8:20am 9/09/13 8:20am

Haunted brothels that will (not) scare the pants off you

Ghosts dwell in all sorts of geographical locales, and brothels are no exception. Here are five cat houses (and one exotic dancing establishment) that have tenants from beyond the grave. » 5/10/11 12:15pm 5/10/11 12:15pm