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Ben Wa balls

Two or more small, marble-sized balls, which may be hollow or contain a small weight, that are inserted into the vagina or anus for sexual stimulation.
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The Burmese bells are number one among all the aphrodisiacs, and the best kind is worth up to several hundred [liang] of silver.
First, the paper introduces scholars outside China to Chinese sources on the Burmese bells.
One is that as most of the scholars are from the field of literature, the historical and social background of the spread of the Burmese bells to China has been neglected.
Third, echoes of the Burmese bells can be heard in China in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
This same novel also mentioned sexual aids like Burmese bells and 'round pearl' (zoupan zhu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
It was through this encounter that the Chinese learned about the Burmese bells and recorded for the first time in 1583 their use in southwestern Yunnan and northern Southeast Asia:
The Burmese males] insert Burmese bells into their penises, some two and some three.
32) This instance of Chinese encounter with Burmese bells is supported by more sources, both historical and literary.
33) The Jin Ping Mei states that the Burmese bells (Mian[zi] ling [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
Yunnan officials had easier access to Burmese bells due to geographical proximity, and they presented them as gifts to each other and even called them 'Taiji pill' (Taiji wan [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
What about the possibility of the arrival of the Burmese bells in China via the maritime route, especially through trade during the late sixteenth century?
As discussed above, the peak time of the Chinese search for aphrodisiacs in general and for Burmese bells in particular was during the late sixteenth century, concurrent with the heyday of what Anthony Reid has termed the 'age of commerce'.