today in philosophy i learned that witches were portrayed as riding broomsticks because back in the day it was a euphemism for riding the devil’s dick so just think about that before you consider dressing up as a witch for halloween
well quidditch just got awkward
Yeaaaah it wasn’t just a euphemism. Many spinsters and other ladies back in the day would occupy their lonely times with a broom handle which they would cover with a salve made from hallucinogenic herbs. This concoction would often give them the feeling of flight while they pleasured themselves. Since ladies who were unmarried and understood medicinal herbs were often societal outsiders, these were also the women who were most likely to be accused of witchcraft.