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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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Gay Beards; The Facial Kind, Not The Companion Kind – Silent Porn Star

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GERMAN Naked Male Gay Female Photo Book 30s man woman men Nude Germany

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GERMAN Naked Male Gay Female Photo Book 30s man woman men Nude Germany in Collectibles, Photographic Images, Antique (Pre-1940) | eBay
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Vintage Gay Sporty Shenanigans

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With sports and wrestling getting an equal amount of votes for this week's post, I decided to go with sports as I thought the pics I had were more fun :) You also get four rather than three, becaus...
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Erotic and Pornographic Art: Gay Male

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Given the historic stigma around making, circulating, and possessing overtly homoerotic images, the visual arts have been especially important for providing a socially sanctioned arena for the depiction of the naked male body. They have even allowed the suggestion of homoerotic desire and physical affection within acceptable cultural and moral boundaries. Even so, much of the history of homoerotic image-making may be characterized by calculated ambiguity, coding, denial, and underground circulation.

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A nicely-written article which made me think of the concept of equal rights in art.

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Ancient Gay History … is really just yesterday

Ancient Gay History … is really just yesterday | Sex History | Scoop.it

My surrogate parent Clayton Coots was one of countless closeted men who didn’t live long enough to see this moment.


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When I was in the military...

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recoveryofabrokenteen: “agoraven: “ gayf3r: “ nightingaleinasilvercage: “ ariane-stillcries: “ loveglutton: “ dearscience: “ i can never not reblog this. ” Have to. ” ” Welcome to the priorities of...
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This 1994 Ikea Ad Was TV's First-Ever Ad With a Gay Couple

This 1994 Ikea Ad Was TV's First-Ever Ad With a Gay Couple | Sex History | Scoop.it
Never one to shy away from a scandal, controversy or unorthodox marketing scheme, in 1994, Ikea aired a commercial featuring two men shopping for a dining room table, the first...

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Mammoth Ivory: Gay - Homosexual Netsukes

Mammoth Ivory: Gay - Homosexual Netsukes | Sex History | Scoop.it

Netsuke or ‘Roots for fastening’ is a miniature yet exotic toggle, used in combination with the Obi to hold the Sagemono, a purse, pouch or an ‘Inro’ which is suspended by an elaborately carved Netsuke. To keep the Sagemono from slipping, the bead or Netsuke was used with the silken cord to keep it in place.

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Victorian Drag

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Devoted to the one glorious, gorgeous photoshoot of two Victorian boys with flowers in their hair....
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Whatever has inspired the sudden decision to drop trousers...

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Whatever has inspired the sudden decision to drop trousers before the camera, this joker’s companion looks rather delighted, and the fellow on the far left seems about to join in! A decidedly strange...
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A History of Homoerotica

A History of Homoerotica | Sex History | Scoop.it

What sorts of things did gay men get up to in the past, and how much did these differ from what we get up to today? Does gay sex have a history, or do the forms of pleasure remain the same across centuries? Have some tastes declined, and new tastes arisen?

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Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade

Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade

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"Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth century. An intimate friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Thornton Wilder, Steward maintained a secret sex life from childhood on, and documented these experiences in brilliantly vivid (and often very funny) detail.

After leaving the world of academe to become Phil Sparrow, a tattoo artist on Chicago’s notorious South State Street, Steward worked closely with Alfred Kinsey on his landmark sex research. During the early 1960s, Steward changed his name and identity once again, this time to write exceptionally literate, upbeat pro-homosexual pornography under the name of Phil Andros.

Until today he has been known only as Phil Sparrow—but an extraordinary archive of his papers, lost since his death in 1993, has provided Justin Spring with the material for an exceptionally compassionate and brilliantly illuminating life-and-times biography. More than merely the story of one remarkable man, Secret Historian is a moving portrait of homosexual life long before Stonewall and gay liberation."

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Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars

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Newly discharged from the Marines after World War II, Scotty Bowers arrived in Hollywood in 1946. Young, charismatic, and strikingly handsome, he quickly caught the eye of many of the town’s stars and starlets. He began sleeping with some himself, and connecting others with his coterie of young, attractive, and sexually free-spirited friends. His own lovers included Edith Piaf, Spencer Tracy, Vivien Leigh, Cary Grant, and the abdicated King of England Edward VIII, and he arranged tricks or otherwise crossed paths with Tennessee Williams, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price, Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Errol Flynn, Gloria Swanson, Noël Coward, Mae West, James Dean, Rock Hudson and J. Edgar Hoover, to name but a few.

Full Service is not only a fascinating chronicle of Hollywood’s sexual underground, but also exposes the hypocrisy of the major studios, who used actors to propagate a myth of a conformist, sexually innocent America knowing full well that their stars’ personal lives differed dramatically from this family-friendly mold. As revelation-filled as Hollywood Babylon, Full Service provides a lost chapter in the history of the sexual revolution and is a testament to a man who provided sex, support, and affection to countless people.

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The History Of Race & Religion In GLBT Issues As Seen In Vintage African American Magazines – Silent Porn Star

The History Of Race & Religion In GLBT Issues As Seen In Vintage African American Magazines – Silent Porn Star | Sex History | Scoop.it

Black churches are now considered anti-gay, but years ago cross-dressing, drag queens, female impersonators, and transgendered people appeared in vintage issues of Jet, Sepia & Hue magazine, as naturally as weddings and fashion. What happened?

 

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The Celluloid Closet

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The Celluloid Closet is a documentary film directed and written by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film is based on the 1981 (revised 1987) book of the same name written by Vito Russo, and on previous lecture and film clip presentations given in person by Russo 1972-82. Russo researched the history of how motion pictures, especially Hollywood films, had portrayed gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters. It was given a limited release in select theaters, including the Castro Theater in San Francisco in April 1996, and then shown on cable channel HBO.
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Was Handel gay? Musicologist's provocative new book explains why it might matter

Was Handel gay?  Musicologist's provocative new book explains why it might matter | Sex History | Scoop.it
He spent years in Italian courts and English country estates where homosexuality was known to predominate (even if the word didn't exist yet). He was notable even in his own lifetime for the fierceness with which he...
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Same Sex Lovers in Church History

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For St Valentine’s day,we should remember the same sex lovers (a surprising number of them) who feature in Scripture and in the history of the Catholic Church.

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