During his prison time he met a jailer's blind daughter and fell in love with her. A common practice was rubbing lead paste on their face in order to look fashionably pale. Although he brought peace and stability to the empire, it also meant that more conservative principles would be in place. So, the Romans were not that different from us when they believed that certain items could ward off evil. When a male assumed the toga virilis , "toga of manhood," Liber became his patron ; according to the love poets, he left behind the innocent modesty pudor of childhood and acquired the sexual freedom libertas to begin his course of love. The February Lupercalia , celebrated as late as the 5th century of the Christian era , included an archaic fertility rite. In fact, we would find Roman ideas about sex at least somewhat more compatible with our belief system compared with the iconographic lifestyle of the ancient Greeks. Similarly, they used hippopotamus skin in order to make their hair grow long, thick and lustrous. The sexuality of martyrology focuses on tests against the Christian's chastity  and sexual torture; Christian women are more often than men subjected to sexual mutilation, in particular of the breasts. This elite discourse, while often deliberately critical of common or typical behaviors, at the same time cannot be assumed to exclude values broadly held within the society. A Roman had to keep his masculinity intact at all times, which meant that any kinds of affectionate displays in public would often harm his standing among his fellow Romans. In art produced under Augustus, the programmatic adoption of Hellenistic and Neo-Attic style led to more complex signification of the male body shown nude, partially nude, or costumed in a muscle cuirass. The argument, then, is not that sexual freedom is a human good, but that men as well as women should exercise sexual restraint. They also used a wide variety of cosmetics to enhance their aesthetic appeal.