Cities hidden under ashesThe current acceptance of pornography is changing. Some believe that people should secretly have fun from pornography, while others believe that they are sinful creations. However, it was not until 2000 years ago in Italy that these publications had a direct impact on the current worldview. On August 24, 79 CE, Mount Vesuvius erupted. The volcanic eruption destroyed two Roman cities, Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Church, Victorian Society and Historic Rome
Adherence to the moral denominations defined by the Catholic Church was the norm in Italy at the time. It is questionable how the Church’s powers diminished over the next century due to some political reasons, but how the measure of morality changed.Art and sculpture sponsored by the Church or by noble families in Italy originated in Italy around the 15th century and later spread to other areas. We recognize this as the Renaissance. Nude human figures were often seen here, but such creations, especially those made under the auspices of the Church, were not generally regarded as erotic expressions. They often contained sermons, and it was hoped that the viewer would look at them in that sense. These showed full nude paintings or sculptures of men but covered the female genitals. If there were such paintings in full nudity, it would be in a private collection and not in public exhibitions.