When in Rome……..

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and have been enjoying the many bank holidays this time of year brings, the days are getting longer which I love and the promise of summer is just around the corner, holidays, little summer dresses and bikinis are on the way!!!

I hope you enjoy this month’s blog!

Prostitution has been around for centuries, and ancient Rome was no exception. In fact, brothels were a thriving business in the Roman Empire. But while prostitution was a common and accepted practice, it was also a source of humour for the Romans.

One of the most famous brothels in ancient Rome was the Lupanar of Pompeii. It was located in the city's red-light district, and it was decorated with erotic paintings and sculptures. The Lupanar was a popular destination for both locals and tourists, and it was said that even the emperor himself was a regular customer.

Of course, no brothel is complete without its share of funny stories. One such story comes from the life of the Roman poet Martial. Martial was a bit of a womanizer, and he often wrote about his experiences with prostitutes. In one of his poems, he describes a time when he went to a brothel and was disappointed with the service. He wrote:

"I went to a brothel last night,
But I was not satisfied.
The women were all old and ugly,
And the service was slow and sloppy.
I left feeling disgusted,
And I vowed never to go back."

Maybe Martial was the founding father of punting review sites lol.

Another, possibly true story about ancient Roman brothels comes from the writings of the Roman historian Tacitus. Tacitus tells the story of a time when a group of soldiers were caught in a brothel during a raid. The soldiers were so embarrassed that they tried to escape by climbing out of the windows. However, they were so drunk that they fell and broke their legs.

Fortunately none of my clients has ever had to complain about my sloppy service or jump out of a window to escape….

I am in London each week, my website and Twitter are updated each Sunday with my availability for the upcoming week, so please keep an eye out.

Victoria Myers