History and introduction of Prostitution

Wherever we find evidence of human culture, we find evidence of prostitution. When the earliest known human societies emerged in the fertile crescent of Mesopotamia, the sex trade evolved alongside temples, customs, markets and laws. Beginning in the third millennium B.C, the Sumerians, the first major inhabitants of ancient Mesopotamia, worshiped the goddess Ishtar, a deity that would remain a constant throughout Mesopotamia’s Babylonian and Assyrian empires. Ishtar was the goddess of love and war, symbolized by the planet Venus, and was born anew as a maiden every morning only to become a ‘whore’ every evening – the etymology of the word lying in the Indo-European root meaning ‘desire.’
Ironically, Mesopotamian religious practices gave birth to the prostitution trade, as women in Ishtar’s service would help men who offered money to her temples with the ‘sacred’ powers of their bodies. Achieving a priority of communication with the goddess from their fertility, only women enjoyed this religious position. Thus Ishtar temples became knowledge centers concerning birth, birth control, and sexuality. Priestesses became the nurses and sacred sex therapists of these early societies. Men of all rank could hire these women and, in turn, make an offering to the goddess from whose temple the prostitute came. The king would also take part in certain sacred sex rituals with the high priestesses in conjunction with grain harvests: the fertility of the earth was secured through a ritual that celebrated the fertility of the womb. The king, regent of the earth, and priestess, regent of the goddess, coupled in this highly symbolic manner that celebrates the sexual process that brought both grain and people into being. Thus Ishtar became known as the protector of all prostitutes. Prostitution, or at least the religious prostitution involved in these sacred sex rituals, existed without taboo or prohibition, as evidenced in some of our species’ earliest literary works.

PREHISTORIC LIFE :

For billions of years on earth, the only living things were microscopic, single-celled organism. Then, about 700 million years ago, the first real animals such as Jellyfish and Sponges, appeared in the sea. They were entirely soft-bodied, but rare fossils give us a glimpse of how they looked. The fossils were mostly the hard parts of living things, like teeth, claws, shells, cones and wood, turned to stone and preserved in rocks. Over the next 200 million years, creatures like Trilobites with hard parts of shells and bones appeared on the surface of the earth. From that time onwards, the beginning of the Cambrian Period, the fossil record becomes much more detailed. Some kinds of animals, like sharks and crocodiles have survived for a long periods. Others died out rapidly as conditions and environment changed. Many animals could not adapt themselves to the rapid change in the environment. Animals like Dinosaurs, and many other animals and plants died 65 million years ago. Still others have gradually changed or evolved from prehistoric into modern forms. 

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