Sexual complements have been existing for about 2,500 years. Old Egyptian and the Greeks already used dildos, like the Romans, who made enormous candles similar to enormous penis.

Old Chinese manuscripts explain how to tie the base of the penis with silk to maintain the erection (a primitive version of the ring for the penis).

Some of these toys were very imaginative: the " Chinese sprocket wheel " was a circle of fine pens together with a silver ring that fitted on the penis.