You know how one link leads to another on the internet? Well, today I somehow went from watching tornado videos on YouTube (This one's incredible, if you're into that sort of thing) to browsing erotic art from Pompeii on Wikipedia...which is how I came across the image at left. According to the article, this is a fresco from a brothel, depicting a prostitute in the cowgirl position with her john. But what's driving me absolutely fucking insane is wondering what that black thing on her left knee is. It looks to me like a legless ferret, but unless the ancient Romans were even kinkier than I thought, I'm probably off base.
I just hope someone out there does know what this thing is, because otherwise, the question is going to haunt me until the day I die.