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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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Transgender Warriors : Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman

Transgender Warriors : Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman

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Sex in Cinema: Pre-1920s

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The Greatest and Most Influential
Sexual Films and Scenes, Pre-1920s, an Illustrated Timeline

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Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940

Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940

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Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Based on years of research and access to a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, this book is a fascinating portrait of a gay world that is not supposed to have existed.

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Pola Negri - Sex~Kitten.net

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"I don't care whether they love me or not. I don't care whether I am beautiful or not. I want a chance to act."


Pola Negri (1894-1987)

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A profile of the silent film actress.

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Photos That Capture the Heyday of New York City’s Iconic Music Venues

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Dave Van Ronk was an icon of Greenwich Village coffeehouse folk culture in New York during the 1960s, eventually winning him the nickname, “Mayor of MacDougal Street.” The spirit of the scene was r...
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The nightspots where the icons and cool cats spent their time once upon a time...

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Didn't go, but love to see them now anyway ;)

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A Look Back at BDSM in Film - Sex~Kitten.net

A Look Back at BDSM in Film - Sex~Kitten.net | Sex History | Scoop.it

Gracie talks about films, media & pop culture portrayal of the BDSM culture with Gloria Brame, one of the world's foremost experts on SM/fetish sexuality.

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Saunas, Sex & Steam

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In a pre Internet, pre Grindr world – before any semblance of an organized LGBT community – bathhouses were a gathering place for gay men. Starting with ancient Greece and Rome, history records gay men meeting in bathhouses for sex with other men throughout the centuries.

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Burlesque Star Lynne O’Neill

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Whorestorian Sex Workers Unite!

Whorestorian Sex Workers Unite! | Sex History | Scoop.it
A History of the Movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk
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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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Classic 1950s Nude Wearing Red Gloves

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“ For fans of classic 50’s men’s magazines, there are some pin-up models that just stand out (and that’s not an easy thing considering the hundreds of women who graced the pages of...
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Stockings, shoes, gloves, smoking — and a little vintage sweater FTW!

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Stockings, shoes, gloves, smoking — and a little vintage sweater FTW!

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The Mandrake Society

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St. Louis is replete with history when it comes to its queer community. In the months prior to the June 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City’s Greenwich Village—widely hailed as one of the catalysts for the modern LGBT rights movement—the seeds were already being sewn for The Gateway City’s first LGBT rights organization, The Mandrake Society.

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Dive, dive, dive! – ErosBlog: The Sex Blog

Dive, dive, dive! – ErosBlog: The Sex Blog | Sex History | Scoop.it
Dive, dive, dive!: Synchronized swimming would have a much bigger following if everybody did it like these three vintage beauties: Similar Sex Blogging:Swimming With JuliaPinup AmaTopless Japanese Pearl Divers (Ama)...
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The Biggest Sexology Breakthroughs of the Past 130 Years

The Biggest Sexology Breakthroughs of the Past 130 Years | Sex History | Scoop.it
Sexology, or the study of human sexuality, is a science at the nexus of biology, neurology, psychology and sociology. And like any science, sexology has its eureka moments. Here are some of the biggest.
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Can’t Find The Hitachi Magic Wand?

Can’t Find The Hitachi Magic Wand? | Sex History | Scoop.it

Ever since Betty Dodson featured it in her workshops and book, Liberating Masturbation (1974), women have squirmed and gushed their way to happiness with the Hitachi Magic Wand. Since then, the electric plug-in massager has been at the top of many a “best” list for sex toys and adult gift-giving guides, as well as been featured in many adult films and websites. But recently many have been unable to find the toy while shopping online, causing quite a panic.

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History of the toy and special discount codes for holiday shopping

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History of the toy and how to get one now. (Plus special discount codes for holiday shopping!)

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Vintage Muscle Mags

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Sex Advice from a 98-Year-Old Woman

Sex Advice from a 98-Year-Old Woman | Sex History | Scoop.it
"The first time I got married was right after I graduated from prep school. I was seventeen years old--what did I know about living? Nothing. He wasn't for me but I married him anyway. I didn't know any better.
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HBO Is Mulling a New Series Inspired By Real Sex

HBO Is Mulling a New Series Inspired By Real Sex | Sex History | Scoop.it
A new version of the classic sex series will arrive in January.

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A revamp of the retro 90s show.

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By 1990, I had already started my family; but many got their sex ed from this show, so it would be a good thing for it to return.

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A revamp of the retro 90s show.

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A brief history of ‘marriage,’ part 24

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The ruling classes of the early state societies had written legal codes that “legitimized” their power, property and privileges, and that circumscribed and curtailed the rights of their subjects. Behind these legal documents stood what gave the laws their teeth: the threat of physical force, up to and including death, for violations. The mere existence of the rulers’ “armed bodies of men” was usually sufficient to guarantee “obedience” by the masses. But history also records examples of popular armed rebellions against the king’s bullies.

 

In Part 21 of this series we noted that the tenets of patriarchal religions brought a message to the masses that male supremacy and economic and social inequality were the natural order of things. A separate but similarly motivated message had to do with sexual relations. Religious challenges to the idea that sexual relations were a natural part of life and something to be enjoyed figure most prominently in the history of Christianity as it evolved from a rebellious sect into a powerful instrument of exploitation and repression for use by the European ruling classes...

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1920’s risque Paris

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How One 65-Year-Old Spent Years Making Porn -- With His Wife's Blessing

How One 65-Year-Old Spent Years Making Porn -- With His Wife's Blessing | Sex History | Scoop.it

Although Gordon toyed with the idea of becoming a rabbi, he ditched it upon discovering he'd have to study Aramaic for two years. After graduating from Antioch College in Ohio in 1970, he met his wife Carly -- who would go on to become a therapist -- and had a different kind of religious experience: "wife at first sight."

 

But something was missing from Gordon's fairly idyllic existence.

"I had my wife and I had all the love I needed. But sexually speaking, I wanted to explore something else," Gordon, now 65 years old, said. "I wanted to have a sexual experience that had nothing to do with love or relationship. I wanted some sex as 'recreation' and I wanted one of those 'bad' girls'."

 

And so, with his wife's blessing, Gordon went on to become one of the biggest porn stars of the 1970s and 1980s.


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The Unsolved Murder of Hitler’s Half-Niece and His Romantic Obsession

The Unsolved Murder of Hitler’s Half-Niece and His Romantic Obsession | Sex History | Scoop.it

Femme fatale Geli Raubal was found with a bullet in her chest and Hitler’s gun by her side. Who fired Hitler’s gun that night?

 

The unresolved and hastily covered-up death in 1931 of Geli Raubal, Hitler’s half-niece and romantic obsession, has long been relegated to the murky footnotes of the Führer’s early career in the demimonde of Munich.


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Lili St Cyr: The Anatomic Bomb of Burlesque

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Lili St Cyr was one of the most famous Burlesque performers along with Gypsy Rose Lee and Ann Corio. These three woman were among the most legendary strippers of all time. She also performed a stri...

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