The empress was stressed. Her servant suggested that maybe she could use a little sexual relief. Agreeing to the plan she sent the servant into the city to fetch her a suitable man. The servant returned with three men.
First man stepped forward. "Beneath me," the empress scoffef.
Valeria Messalina was a powerful Roman empress, best known for her long and influential political career, and for her hobby of hanging out in brothels and prostituting herself.
Makes sense to me. If I had to spend my days with senators and rulers, I'd want to spend my nights with a better class of people, too.