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The history of sex; the history of us. Erotica, vintage nudes, the dirty secrets of lives past, myths & more. More @ http://www.sex-kitten.net/blog/category/vintage-inspiration/
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Framed Bare Bottoms, 1930

Framed Bare Bottoms, 1930 | Sex History | Scoop.it
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An ABZ of Love: Kurt Vonnegut’s Favorite Vintage Danish Illustrated Guide to Sexuality

An ABZ of Love: Kurt Vonnegut’s Favorite Vintage Danish Illustrated Guide to Sexuality | Sex History | Scoop.it
From common sense to conjugal bliss, by way of corsets and chivalry.

"If you are as interested in sex as you say you are, there is a real
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Nude Witch

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How Softly Runs the Afternoon

How Softly Runs the Afternoon | Sex History | Scoop.it

JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (American, 1877-1960)
"How Softly Runs the Afternoon," from Songs of Chuck Hanson Towne
Pencil, ink and watercolor on paper laid on board
24 x 18 in.
Signed lower right

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Formerly in the estate of Charles Martignette. Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000.

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Erotic Art by Jean-Claude Morisot

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June Wilkinson Poses

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June Wilkinson (15) ::

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Laid bare: the sex life of the ancient Greeks in all its physical glory

Laid bare: the sex life of the ancient Greeks in all its physical glory | Sex History | Scoop.it
An Athens exhibition looks unflinchingly at classical perceptions of love and lust
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The exhibition is over; but the history is worth reading.

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Under The Piers: Alvin Baltrop's Gay New York

Under The Piers: Alvin Baltrop's Gay New York | Sex History | Scoop.it

Open Eye Gallery's current exhibition has cast light on the little known work of gay African American photographer Alvin Baltrop who beautifully, and obsessively, captured the clandestine activities taking place under New York piers between 1975 and 1986.

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4,000-year-old erotica depicts a strikingly racy ancient sexuality

4,000-year-old erotica depicts a strikingly racy ancient sexuality | Sex History | Scoop.it
Clay plaques at The Israel Museum, made 1,500 years before the Kama Sutra, display graphically that Old Babylonian culture held an ‘exalted’ view of sex
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This scoop really does not relate to what we have been talking about but i found it very intersting that people have been doing this for a long time. 

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A Queer Look Inside Lincoln's Bedroom

A Queer Look Inside Lincoln's Bedroom | Sex History | Scoop.it
'The Lincoln Bedroom,' Skylar Fein Installation, Explores Late President's Sexuality

 

The sexuality of America's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, has been scrutinized by historians for years.

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(Nude) Picture Out of the Past

(Nude) Picture Out of the Past | Sex History | Scoop.it

In the early eighties I found this de-framed painting in an antique store in Wisconsin.   An older couple who ran the store said it had come up the river from Storyville to Chicago, where they got it in an estate sale, along with its anecdotal provenance.  Seems it was cut from its frame in great hurry, then later “framed” in something that was at some point painted dark brown…

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I believe the Storyville referenced was the historic red light district of New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Venus de Gardner

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One Touch of Venus is the 1948 version of Mannequin: a window dresser (Robert Walker) kisses a statue of Venus which then comes to life (Ava Gardner); hilarity ensues.

 

However, I don’t think one can really compare Ava Gardner to Kim Cattrall without thinking that Gardner’s the better-looking babe.

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All about Ava Gardner and the Venus statue that had to be clothed.

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Vintage Fetish Smoking Domme Art

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Crazy About Nudes & Driftwood

Crazy About Nudes & Driftwood | Sex History | Scoop.it

But already I had seen enough of these artistic nudes — enough to make me feel bored and possibly a little annoyed by them. And so by the time I saw the film, the “textures explanation” seemed to answer at least one unasked question.


However, time has now passed and I am no longer satisfied with that answer.

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Hot Devil Dog

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Scans of a very rare French fetish book from 1930. Art by Esbey

Scans of a very rare French fetish book from 1930. Art by Esbey | Sex History | Scoop.it

Bernard Valonnes. Le Dressage de la maid-esclave t.1 (Select-Bibliothèque n°63, 1930)

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Shagadelic, Baby, Yeah

Shagadelic, Baby, Yeah | Sex History | Scoop.it
Remember a few years ago when we brought you an interview with textile artist Whitney Lee who'd made a series of latch-hook rugs based on photographic images of Playboy Bunnies and other nude beaut...
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Photographs Of Former Playboy Bunnies In All Their Aging Glory

Photographs Of Former Playboy Bunnies In All Their Aging Glory | Sex History | Scoop.it
Do you ever play that game where you look at someone’s face very intently and try to figure out what they’d look like 30+ years from now? Like the 3D version of that app that (crappily) superimposes wrinkles and loose skin over the subject’s face? That might just be me, but I&rsqu

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Phone sex of the future - as seen from the past.

Phone sex of the future - as seen from the past. | Sex History | Scoop.it
Phone sex of the future - as seen from the past.
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Silent-Porn-Star: Jennifer Cody Epstein On Prostitute-Concubine-Post-Impressionist Pan Yuliang

Silent-Porn-Star: Jennifer Cody Epstein On Prostitute-Concubine-Post-Impressionist Pan Yuliang | Sex History | Scoop.it

A brief interview with Jennifer Cody Epstein, author of The Painter from Shanghai, a novel based upon the life of Chinese painter Pan Yuliang.

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Erotic tiles to go on show at Museum of London for Valentine's Day special

Erotic tiles to go on show at Museum of London for Valentine's Day special | Sex History | Scoop.it

For one night only next month, amorous visitors to the Museum of London will have the chance to see the steamy side of the 18th century.


A series of erotic tiles, detailing various sexual positions and even spanking, will go on display for the first time at a late-night Valentine’s Day event at the site in the heart of the City.

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Vintage Pulp Lingerie Illustration

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Clarence Ross, 1947

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Spotlight on…Clarence Ross (7 of 25)
Painted rendering of Clancy from the cover of Your Physique, October 1947, by George Quaintance.
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On Having Sex With an Octopus in Japan

On Having Sex With an Octopus in Japan | Sex History | Scoop.it
There’s an old joke that any revolutionary tool mankind creates to express our highest ideals and ambitions will always simultaneously be used for pornography. In Japan, that pornography-technology...
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Bettie Page & Other Paper Pinup Fantasies

Bettie Page & Other Paper Pinup Fantasies | Sex History | Scoop.it
There obviously some errors in the text — the misspelling of Bettie Page as “Betty Page” and frankly, I am completely lost in the description of this paper doll for...

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 16, 2013 9:18 PM

Thoughts on art, intellectual property rights, and simplistic male fantasies.