The appalling Roman emperor Caligula (12 – 41 AD) had a somewhat novel approach to foreplay according to the historian Suetonius in his De Vita Caesarum (121 AD).
Caligula would invite attractive aristocratic couples to dine with him. Then during a pause in conversation he would sidle over to a wife who took his fancy, then lift up her skirt to examine the contents. If satisfied he would take her to an adjoining room for a “quicky”. He would then return and critique her performance to the husband and the rest of the guests.
Caligula was certainly no heartthrob; skinny, balding and pasty faced. He also had a most peculiar pronounced forehead and was covered in coarse body hair. He was so conscious about the latter that he refused to have the word “goat” used in his presence.

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