2 History Started in ancient Greece Used as rituals for the gods, including Dionysus, Elaphebolia, Aphrodite, and a few moreAlso big in ancient Rome, but they were more discreateUsed as rituals for the gods and holidays
3 HistoryOrgies we dark celebrations to honor the Goddess of Harvest, and the Goddess of Wine(ancient Greece)Only passive form of entertainmentOnly active form of entertainmentRomans adapted the practice of orgies for crazy festivals to honor Dionysus, their god of WineInitially only women allowed, eventually they started to let men participate
4 History 186 B.C.-most orgies were invite-only 16th century- maypole dance1970’s-people having orgies because they could
5 DifferencesOrgy- a sexual activity in which four or more participants are present and involved in sexual activity with each otherGroup sex- involving three participants is called a threesome and isn't normally classified as an orgy.Gang bang- is intercourse between one woman, or man, and a group of men, one after another. An alternate slang phrase for this practice is "pulling a train." If this kind of orgy is not consensual, it is rape.
6 It can be a job? Very unusual job Planner for the rich society Organize food, women, music, and accommodationDownside- not liked by all members of societyMany “perks” to the job
7 How to host an orgy Materials needed for a successful orgy: Alcohol LubricantsBowls of condomsTowelsCleaning suppliesOrgy music
8 Orgy party cont… Low Lighting People who attend Free for all, couple Heterosexual/HomosexualFree for all, couple
9 Platos Retreat Opened in 1977 Famous Ansonia Hotel basement 25 dollars per coupleClosed in 1985Relocated to Fort LauderdalePlato’s Retreat 2/The SlammerFamous Story of Platos Retreat
10 In the Present Orgies are very taboo in todays culture. Now people are not as interested, so it is difficult to arrange.Participants are encouraged to forget who they are.It is helpful to strip down and step into the light to break some barriers.Special care should be taken at the beginning especially to make everyone more comfortable.
11 Downsides Can result in emotional trauma. Participants are very vulnerable.Could possibly damage the relationship.Bad for couples who are fighting.Comes with the risk of STDs and STIsCan be difficult to find participants.