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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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Inside the Soviet Union's secret pornography collection

Inside the Soviet Union's secret pornography collection | Sex History | Scoop.it
Off limits to the general public, the collection was created after the Bolsheviks came to power to house materials confiscated from aristocratic libraries


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Strippers Protest Censorship, 1959

Strippers Protest Censorship, 1959 | Sex History | Scoop.it

“T’aint fair” reads one of the signs held by protesters of newspaper censorship in 1959. Was that a pun? Could very well have been as a lot of the signs are rather clever with the wordplay. These vintage magazine pages were found...

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Banned in Boston: The Watch and Ward Society’s Crusade against Books, Burlesque, and the Social Evil

Now in paperback, read chapter two from Banned in Boston (Beacon Press, September 2010, http://www.beacon.org/productdetails.cfm?SKU=5111).

A lively history of the Watch and Ward Society—New England's notorious literary censor.
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An excerpt (Chapter Two) to read for free.

 

The book can be purchased here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003WUYPKG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003WUYPKG&linkCode=as2&tag=sexkitten-20

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How porn became a civil right

How porn became a civil right | Sex History | Scoop.it
We didn't always believe that Playboy was constitutionally protected.
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Then and Now: The Triple X Edition | National Coalition Against Censorship

Then and Now: The Triple X Edition | National Coalition Against Censorship | Sex History | Scoop.it

Sex. It’s impure, shameful, dirty, immoral, and… harmful? Taboos around sex have existed through the ages, so much so that the American legal system classifies obscene sexual material as a rare exception to First Amendment protection. We rely on judges to tell us if our sexual imagination is obscene or acceptable, and 41 years ago this month, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in Miller v. California which signaled a restrictive approach to free speech rights, and which compelled a group of First Amendment advocates to launch what became the National Coalition Against Censorship.

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Al Goldstein: The Anti-Hef

Al Goldstein: The Anti-Hef | Sex History | Scoop.it

This week, Al Goldstein—the oversized pornographer with the oversized mouth and libido—died of renal failure. Our writer tracks the Screw founder from his humble, filthy beginnings to his deathbed in Brooklyn, days before he passed.

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I had the pleasure of communicating with Al once. He was a great man; also an acquired taste ;) RIP

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Earl Kemp Flashbacks – Silent Porn Star

Earl Kemp Flashbacks – Silent Porn Star | Sex History | Scoop.it

This week’s flashback is a round-up of all my Earl Kemp interviews:

IntroductionsEarl Kemp On Science FictionEarl Kemp On Censorship & PoliticsEarl Kemp On Reading & WritingEarl Kemp On FamdomEarl Kemp On… Canvas?

See also, Earl Kemp: Acres of Nubile Flesh.

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A look back at a Golden Age in publishing - and the dark side of censorship. (As the site name implies, this site is NWS.)

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Deep Waters; John Waters

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Remember, pornographers have always been on our side. Brave, ready to fight for our rights. Smut is our friend.

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