Erotic art in Pompeii and Herculaneum has been both exhibited as art and censored as pornography. The Roman cities around the bay of Naples were destroyed by the eruption The erotic paintings seem to present an idealised vision of sex at odds with the reality of the function of the lupanar. The Lupanare had 10 rooms. Jun 14, - Many Greek philosophers were lukewarm on the subject of sex. Democritus thought that people derive as much pleasure from scratching.