Gutter ball mind

*snicker*

Emblems of agressive masculinity, gladiators were thought to be overpowerlingly sexually potent and attractive to women…. Stripped of the social and cultural paraphernalia that give identity and status to most men, the gladiator is naked, defined only by his weapon. He is all sword.

This from an article on the legal position of public performers and prostitutes in ancient Rome.

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