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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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Carmen Rupe, drag performer, brothel keeper, and LGBT activist

Carmen Rupe, drag performer, brothel keeper, and LGBT activist | Sex History | Scoop.it

Carmen Rupe (1936–2011) or “Kiwi Carmen” was a vivacious performer, businesswoman and brothel keeper, and LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS activist. She was a cultural icon in the transgender community who paved the way for many transgender men and women after her, and has been named a role model for many, including Georgina Beyer, the world’s …


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“Comfort Women” Won’t Let Japan’s Conservatives Rewrite History

“Comfort Women” Won’t Let Japan’s Conservatives Rewrite History | Sex History | Scoop.it

RT @newsaboutwomen: “Comfort Women” won’t let Japan’s conservatives rewrite history http://t.co/3nwn64LdwU


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Silent-Porn-Star: The Trix Rabbit Was A Penis Bearing Trickster

Silent-Porn-Star: The Trix Rabbit Was A Penis Bearing Trickster | Sex History | Scoop.it

Upon learning that the Trix Rabbit "is probably the most striking example of a cereal trickster who closely follows the mythic conventions of the North American tricksters in particular," I began to ponder "tricksters" again.


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30 Years After the Discovery of HIV, a Timeline of AIDS Milestones

30 Years After the Discovery of HIV, a Timeline of AIDS Milestones | Sex History | Scoop.it
3 decades after the discovery of HIV, we explore the origins of AIDS, the peak of the crisis in the mid 1990s and the remaining obstacles still to overcome.

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Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden History of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples

Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden History of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples | Sex History | Scoop.it
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“ From Beacon Press, a charming history of devotion: Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden History of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples, by Rodger Streitmatter. Among the couples...

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Uncovered: Ritual public drunkenness and sex in ancient Egypt

Uncovered: Ritual public drunkenness and sex in ancient Egypt | Sex History | Scoop.it

I'll bet you that archaeologist Betsy Bryan's perspective on reality-show behavior is a little longer than most. Since 2001, Bryan has led the excavation of the temple complex of the Egyptian goddess Mut in modern-day Luxor, the site of the city of Thebes in ancient Egypt. And the ritual she has uncovered, which centers on binge drinking, thumping music and orgiastic public sex, probably makes "Jersey Shore" look pretty tame.

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Survey participation: National Collaborative for Women's History Sites

Survey participation: National Collaborative for Women's History Sites | Sex History | Scoop.it

nterpreting Gender and Sexuality at Historic Sites


On a 2013 study trip to historic sites in and around Boston, hosted by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, participants were struck by the wide variety of ways they saw gender and sexuality interpreted--or in some cases, not interpreted at all. The trip prompted a number of interesting questions, which representatives from the Pew Center together with members and friends of the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites would now like to raise and discuss with other public historians. Toward that end, a session will explore these issues at the upcoming meeting of the National Council on Public History.


The questions to be considered there include: Where is the interpretation of gender and sexuality in 2013/2014? How do we move beyond the "just add women and stir" model of gender interpretation? How do we build on the progress made at a small number of historic sites now interpreting LGBT history? What is the future of gender and sexuality at historic sites?


Please take a moment to reflect on these questions, and help inform a larger discussion


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Longform Reprints: Death of a Playmate by Teresa Carpenter

Longform Reprints: Death of a Playmate by Teresa Carpenter | Sex History | Scoop.it
Dorothy Stratten was the focus of the dreams and ambitions of three men. One killed her.


“The major reason that I’m … that we’re both sittin’ here,” says Hefner, “that I wanted to talk about it, is because there is still a great tendency … for this thing to fall into the classic cliché of ‘smalltown girl comes to Playboy, comes to Hollywood, life in the fast lane,’ and that was somehow related to her death. And that is not what really happened. A very sick guy saw his meal ticket and his connection to power, whatever, slipping away. And it was that that made him kill her.”


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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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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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Mediaeval sexual behaviour from 'Sex In History' (1954)

How during the Middle Ages the Church's demand for sexual abstinence made medieval Europe resemble a vast insane asylum (1954)
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Servant of God, or Prostitute?

Servant of God, or Prostitute? | Sex History | Scoop.it

The Devadasi, a centuries-old caste of sacred temple priestesses, struggles to have it's own renaissance. One woman leads the way...

 

The origins of the practice are often disputed, but historians agree that in India by the 10th century this caste of sacred temple servants enjoyed great wealth & property as signs of respect & clout.

 

Considered married to the Hindu deities, the Devadasi were talented dancers, singers & even viewed as political advisors. At the core of Devadasi faith is the belief all men are incarnations of the male deities & so in addition to performing sacred temple ceremonies, Devadasis offered sexual services. In the act of making love, a man & a Devadasi enact the sacred marriage of god & goddess which therefore allows them to become divine themselves.

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Why Mistresses Are Essential To Marriages

Why Mistresses Are Essential To Marriages | Sex History | Scoop.it
Mistresses are not always ruinous to their lovers' marriages. Some people believe that love affairs enrich and enliven marriage.
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Some history here too!

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The History of Lady Godiva

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Lady Godiva, was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who was actually named Godgifu,meaning "gods gift".In the legendary story lady Godiva so pitied the people of the village of Coventry, who were being oppressed by her husbands cruel taxation, that she asked if he would reduce the taxes if she stripped naked and paraded through the streets.

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This was a very bold move on behalf of the poor. God Bless Godiva!

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The Invisibles: Moving Vintage Photos of LGBT Couples in the Early 20th Century

The Invisibles: Moving Vintage Photos of LGBT Couples in the Early 20th Century | Sex History | Scoop.it

Archival images — sometimes poignant, sometimes playful, invariably tender — of gay and lesbian couples privately celebrating their love in an era that denied it.

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Book Review: ‘Josephine Baker’ explores dancer’s activism, exploits and ‘Tribe’ | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Book Review: ‘Josephine Baker’ explores dancer’s activism, exploits and ‘Tribe’  | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Sex History | Scoop.it
The African-American woman went from the Paris stage to her vision of multiracial utopia.

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Adult Backwash's Place In Sex Blogging History

Adult Backwash's Place In Sex Blogging History | Sex History | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago, the brave Dangerous Lilly started a conversation about the history of sex blogging. Not long after that, GlamKitty (GK) (who did participate in the adult side of BW as a member of The Unholy Trinity) began waxing nostalgic about Backwash.com in general. It was these two conversations (one digital, one real world) which prompted me to get involved in the Backwash Reunion and agreeing to run Dark Wry Toast as a resurrection, of sorts, of Adult Backwash.


While I (impatiently) waited for GK to make her post, so that I wouldn’t have to repeat too much, I thought about the reasons Adult Backwash deserves to be remembered.

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About a now-gone Internet site that did allow adult content on a sister site; lessons about online publishing.

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The Red Light and the Cloud

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A history of the future of sex work
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Vintage Las Vegas Pussycat A Go Go

Vintage Las Vegas Pussycat A Go Go | Sex History | Scoop.it
Pussycat a’Go Go, 3255 Las Vegas Blvd S. These are the only pictures I can find of the place that was open 1964-1971. Jim Morrison of The Doors was arrested here Jan. 29, 1968. Location

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20+ Crazy Sex Rules From The Medieval Period, As Told By A Hilarious Flowchart

20+ Crazy Sex Rules From The Medieval Period, As Told By A Hilarious Flowchart | Sex History | Scoop.it
There are some pretty wacky ideas and debates about sex these days, but looking back on Medieval religious and social doctrines makes our sexual culture seem a little bit less complicated. For one, even sexual pleasure within a marriage was considered sinful; it had to be scheduled based on
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Fox Talk :: A Story of A Comfort Woman - Tattoo [English Translation]

Fox Talk :: A Story of A Comfort Woman - Tattoo [English Translation] | Sex History | Scoop.it

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Warning: Graphic violence. Not suitable for children

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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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As Usual, A Lady Gambler Draws A Crowd

As Usual, A Lady Gambler Draws A Crowd | Sex History | Scoop.it
A lovely vintage photo of a woman playing Faro. Like Lady Luck herself, she draws a crowd of men. This authentic vintage casino photo is for sale from Hard Times Ranch.

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Alan Turing, British code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives pardon

Alan Turing, British code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives pardon | Sex History | Scoop.it
Alan Turing, a British code-breaker during World War II who was later subjected to chemical castration for homosexual activity, has received a royal pardon.

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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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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?

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