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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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What The Wild World Of Vintage Erotica Can Teach Us About Today's Porn (NSFW)

What The Wild World Of Vintage Erotica Can Teach Us About Today's Porn (NSFW) | Sex History | Scoop.it
Yes, we're talking about your grandparent's naughty secrets, because porn was just as multifaceted in the 16th century as it is in 2016
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Also see this interview with Rob; (some of) my thoughts here.

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Coins In The Slot (Or, Golden Escort Fantasies)

Coins In The Slot (Or, Golden Escort Fantasies) | Sex History | Scoop.it
In Australia, where sex work is legal, a Gold Coast sex worker has been advertising her escort services by touting her past modeling experiences. Sounds like a good marketing ploy, right? Wrong. An…
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David Bowie's anthem for the outsider "Kooks"

David Bowie's anthem for the outsider "Kooks" | Sex History | Scoop.it
Kooks extols the possibility of good parenthood by unconventional mothers and fathers.

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The History of Lesbian Bars | Broadly

As lesbian bars around the country are closing for reasons both financial and cultural, we traced the history of the "no boys allowed" bar scene, from Prohibition and police raids to 90s "lesbian chic."

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The Whores of Yore (@WhoresofYore) on Twitter

The Whores of Yore (@WhoresofYore) on Twitter | Sex History | Scoop.it

The loose morals and tight wit of history's whores.

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My fav new Twitter to follow, for sex worker & sex history.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, October 29, 2015 1:35 AM

My fav new Twitter to follow, for sex worker & sex history.

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'Don't Sneak': A Father's Command to His Gay Son in the 1950s

'Don't Sneak': A Father's Command to His Gay Son in the 1950s | Sex History | Scoop.it
In a StoryCorps animation, Patrick Haggerty remembers the remarkable advice he got from his dairy farmer dad.

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Rob Duke's curator insight, October 27, 2015 9:35 PM

Two years before he died, he had the chance to make his son feel comfortable about himself and he did against all conventions at the time.  A saint? Yes, I think so....

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The history and future of gayness: I Was Born Homosexual. I Chose to Be Gay.

The history and future of gayness: I Was Born Homosexual. I Chose to Be Gay. | Sex History | Scoop.it
“You know,” observed a recent dinner guest, glancing around our living room between sips of his digestif, “there are a lot of strong women in this apartment.” I follow his gaze toward the massive tangerine-on-yellow She-Ra painting that anchors one end of the room—a tough lady if there ever was...
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Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution

Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution | Sex History | Scoop.it
Three cultural tectonic plates came together to produce the gender revolution: the postwar baby boom, the sexual revolution, and the civil rights movement.
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Remembering Retro Risque T-Shirt Iron-Ons

Remembering Retro Risque T-Shirt Iron-Ons | Sex History | Scoop.it
Back in the day, you couldn't go to a mall and avoid a visit to (or the smell of) the t-shirt shop. There you could select your t-shirt style (ringers were de rigueur, but then the baseball shirts ...

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Lessons In Winnipeg Whores

Lessons In Winnipeg Whores | Sex History | Scoop.it
While not all sex workers are into reclaiming the word "whore," I personally don't mind it at all. (I understand the political implications and significance of the most appropriate terms "sex work"...
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Old folk songs about sex workers.

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Rob Duke's curator insight, March 29, 2015 7:32 PM

I think reclaiming a word is a good thing.  See the work of Jacques Derrida: words are only important as there meanings relate to other words.  They're nonsense sounds until we make them mean something.

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Authentic Antique LGBTQ Lesbian Interest Crossdressing 4 Women 2 Couples in Drag Forbidden Love Real Photo Postcard RPPC Divided Back UNUSED

Authentic Antique LGBTQ Lesbian Interest Crossdressing 4 Women 2 Couples in Drag Forbidden Love Real Photo Postcard RPPC Divided Back UNUSED | Sex History | Scoop.it
Antique real photo postcard showing 2 couples cozying up to one another -- only it is 4 women, with 2 of the women dressed in suits, ties,

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About That "Lesbian Kiss" On Xena...

About That "Lesbian Kiss" On Xena... | Sex History | Scoop.it

Yeah but did you forget the last sentences of the episode?


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 19, 2015 2:29 AM

Insightful conversation with differing opinions. Click to read it all.

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Unused Adorable Little Girl At Her Vanity Die Cut Vintage 1930's Valentine

Unused Adorable Little Girl At Her Vanity Die Cut Vintage 1930's Valentine | Sex History | Scoop.it
This vintage vanity die-cut valentine from the 1930s reads: Say,kid, I want to ask you. Have you ever seen my girl? Get a looking-glass, and gaze upon

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Happy Thanksgiving, Here's Some Pilgrim Sex History

Happy Thanksgiving, Here's Some Pilgrim Sex History | Sex History | Scoop.it
Looking for some sex history involving the US holiday of Thanksgiving? Read Thanksgiving Sex? Sex Lives of the Pilgrims: Girls Gone Wild & Goodwives Chasing Native Men. Once you've read that......
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How The Father Of Soviet Pornography Became A Crusader Against “Gay Propaganda”

How The Father Of Soviet Pornography Became A Crusader Against “Gay Propaganda” | Sex History | Scoop.it
“I was the father of the sexual revolution, and now I'm becoming the father of the sexual counterrevolution,” Vladimir Linderman told BuzzFeed News in the Latvian capital, Riga.

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Note to anti-prostitutionists: Sex worker movements are nothing to sneer at

Note to anti-prostitutionists: Sex worker movements are nothing to sneer at | Sex History | Scoop.it
Laura Agustin debunks lies told about her and the history of a whole social movement in favour of sex worker rights by a fundamentalist Swedish feminist.
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This Is The Way The War On Pornography Ends

This Is The Way The War On Pornography Ends | Sex History | Scoop.it
The nation's leading anti-pornography organization believes "The resignation of Attorney General Holder can only give hope to those suffering the ravages of the pornography pandemic in America. Holder was all that stood between that pandemic and its destruction.” They are wrong.
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A Brief History of Human Sex

A Brief History of Human Sex | Sex History | Scoop.it
Was it any different in caveman days? And just how does human sexuality differ compared to that of a bonobo ape? The answers might surprise you.
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The Erasure of Maya Angelou’s Sex Work History

The Erasure of Maya Angelou’s Sex Work History | Sex History | Scoop.it
Dr. Maya Angelou, American Poet Laureate, most famous for authoring I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, passed away at age 86 on May 28th, 2014. Her literary agent Helen Brann confirmed the news to press, and thus began a worldwide outpouring of grief. The top trending tag on Twitter was “RIP Maya Angelou” and,…
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very interesting glamourize death and murder and shame sex the great world we live in SMH 

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Another Study Shows That 'Hookup Culture' Is a Myth

Another Study Shows That 'Hookup Culture' Is a Myth | Sex History | Scoop.it
Parents had just as much sex in college as their kids are having now
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An alternate history of sexuality in club culture

An alternate history of sexuality in club culture | Sex History | Scoop.it
Dance music was born in LGBT communities, but has this been forgotten? In this extended feature, Luis-Manuel Garcia examines the history of club culture's queer roots.
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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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In the Beginning, There Was a Nipple

In the Beginning, There Was a Nipple | Sex History | Scoop.it

How Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction, all nine-sixteenths of a second of it, changed TV, the internet, and American culture.

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History of the Yoni in World Faith

History of the Yoni in World Faith | Sex History | Scoop.it

Although we do have hard and clear evidence - archeologically speaking - that the veneration of women, of the yoni, and of Goddesses have been the primal and primary form of religion around the globe, it has been the East - specifically ancient India with its Tantric teachings - where this seems to have found its most exalted and open expression.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 21, 2013 3:49 AM

Also addresses this important question: Simply put, how can a woman raised in a culture that diminishes the value of and beauty of women's genitals try to move past those negative self-thoughts?

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 28, 2013 6:08 PM

NWS


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NWS

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Mixed Messages about Sex in Advertisements from 1930s Singapore

Mixed Messages about Sex in Advertisements from 1930s Singapore | Sex History | Scoop.it
I like to relax by looking through old newspapers from Singapore (that have been beautifully digitized by NUS). In doing so today, I just realized that there is something odd about some of the adve...
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