Why did Catherine the Great need a private retreat?
And how did a mechanical device enhance her sex life?
Catherine the Great had a problem that will be familiar to the strong, successful women of today: how to meet and woo intelligent, handsome men without causing a scandal.
For starters, Catherine built a little getaway spot next to her palace. Well… it was little by Catherine’s standards. It was a palace she called the Petit Hermitage.
Within the Petit Hermitage Catherine ordered the installation of a device that would help her meet eligible bachelors and enhance her sex life.
What is it?
The secret is revealed in the premiere broadcast of Museum Secrets: Inside the State Hermitage Museum
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