Long before the advent of the Rabbit, women were finding ways to get off when their hot-blooded Homo sapiens were out hunting.

And it seems that a recently discovered 6,000–8,000-year-old bone phallus
, unearthed on the banks of the Göta Canal near Motala in Sweden's Östergötland province, may have been the world's first dildo.

The phallus is just over 4 inches tall and under an inch in diameter, and the Swedish archaeologists who discovered it are still unsure what the Mesolithic artifact is, but have speculated it may have been used as a sex toy.

Other excavations in the area have uncovered bone and wood objects used for harpooning, and as Swedish archaeologist Dr. Martin Rundkvist points out, "Measuring 12-by-2 centimeters, its size is perhaps not very impressive, and there are many non-dildoish uses for which it may have been intended. But without doubt anyone alive at the time of its making would have seen the penile similarities just as easily as we do today."

There is another contender for world's oldest sex toy: a stone phallus discovered in Ulm, Germany, in 2005, believed to date back 28,000 years.

We're just grateful we live in a time where the Pleasure Chest exists. Neither bone nor stone sounds too appealing.