The Lupanare (derives from the latin word lupa: prostitute) was a place of pleasure where young women or female slaves offered their sexual services. On the ground floor there are five rooms, and an outhouse: the beds, in stonework, were covered by the mattress.
Painted small paintings, depicting the various positions to use in mating games, adorned the brothel. The prostitutes were slaves, usually Greek and Asian. The price ranged from 2 to 8 axes (A glass of wine cost1), but the proceeds were for the brothel-owner or to the holder (pimp), because these women didn’t have legal personality.
The building was built during the last periods of the city: the fresh plaster captured in a cell the imprint of a coin of 72 A.D.