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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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1920s Biederer Naughty Postcard

1920s Biederer Naughty Postcard | Sex History | Scoop.it
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Vintage Screw Magazine

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The divine Divina Celeste in Lingerie

The divine Divina Celeste in Lingerie | Sex History | Scoop.it
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12 Unusual Mid-Century Pageant Queens

12 Unusual Mid-Century Pageant Queens | Sex History | Scoop.it
In the mid-20th century, businesses began to see the huge commercial possibilities of holding a contest where pretty girls would compete just for the honor of representing their product or main export.

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Tullia d’Aragona

Tullia d’Aragona | Sex History | Scoop.it

The existence of courtesans is a glaring refutation of neofeminist dogma about objectification, the eternal victimhood of whores, etc; the fact that the most celebrated, successful and highly-paid harlots of all time were often those who were educated and could match or surpass men in intellectual pursuits throws a huge spanner into the catechism that prostitution is a manifestation of male dominance over women, that our clients hate us, and so on.  Whenever possible, neofeminist historians deny that courtesans were prostitutes, pretend that accomplished women were not really courtesans, or describe them with circumlocutions like, “she chose to cohabit with several men who supported her financially.”  And when all else fails, they simply ignore them.  Fortunately neither male historians nor female ones with less parochial views feel the need to dissemble about such women, and among them Tullia d’Aragona is rightfully viewed as worthy of respect and study.

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Cher, Salvador Dali And A Vibrator

Cher, Salvador Dali And A Vibrator | Sex History | Scoop.it
This is a complicated story. So, Salvador invited me and Francis Coppola and Sonny and my girlfriend Joey to dinner. And so we got to the apartment and they'd been having an orgy in the other room.
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Oh, to have been there!

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November 7, 1991: Magic Johnson announces he is HIV-positive

November 7, 1991: Magic Johnson announces he is HIV-positive | Sex History | Scoop.it
On this day in 1991, basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson stuns the world by announcing his sudden retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers, after testing positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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The Best Thing About Those Vintage Madonna Nudes: The Bob Guccione Collection – Silent Porn Star

The Best Thing About Those Vintage Madonna Nudes: The Bob Guccione Collection – Silent Porn Star | Sex History | Scoop.it

By now, most of you may have heard about those nude photos of a young, 18 year old, Madonna taken by photographer Herman Kulkens.

 

These photos of Madonna, along with over 1000 other items, are part of the Bob Guccione Collection.


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 6, 2013 11:54 PM

For those who, like me, collect smut, a great piece on the Guccione Collection, the auction, and documentary (which airs on the 8th!) Does contain nudes, obviously; NWS.

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For those who, like me, collect smut, a great piece on the Guccione Collection, the auction, and documentary (which airs on the 8th!) Does contain nudes, obviously; NWS.

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The Other Hollywood:The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry

The Other Hollywood:The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry | Sex History | Scoop.it

Much like mainstream Hollywood, the porn industry has a history full of controversy, tragedy, and crime that leads the path up to the billion dollar empire it is today.

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Riley Gillison's curator insight, November 19, 2013 11:27 PM

Although this is a different part of hollywood doesnt mean it isnt a part of hollywood and didnt make an impact on the history of film making. These can become big productions and people can become famous off them. This brought a new age of film with pornos and a new style of filming.

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Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture - Sex~Kitten.net

Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture - Sex~Kitten.net | Sex History | Scoop.it

f I had knowledge only of the anatomy and cultural capacities of men and women, I would predict that women rather than men would be more likely to gain control over the technology of defense and aggression, and that if one sex were going to subordinate the other, it would be female over male.

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Paradigms shift, twist and flex in this book which addresses gender roles, religion and culture as a whole.

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If I See One More Fucking Person Talking About How "Cute" and "Classy" Betty Page and Old School Burlesque Performers/PinUp Girls were, while calling modern sex workers trashy/gross/etc

If I See One More Fucking Person Talking About How "Cute" and "Classy" Betty Page and Old School Burlesque Performers/PinUp Girls were, while calling modern sex workers trashy/gross/etc | Sex History | Scoop.it

I am going to go into full on berserker age.

NO, fuck you.  At the time Betty Page was around, the shit she was doing was transgressive, and shocking and dirty, and if you’d been around there you would have hated her fucking guts because you’re a whorephobic, slut shaming, classist piece of shit, who thinks female sexuality should be nothing but a stylized, tasteful, elegant non-corporeal thing.

 

The thing is, Betty Page’s stuff was the hardcore gangbang bukkake scene of its time, that was as raw and primal and dirty as it got (without getting really really illegal).  She was in fact MORE marginalized than the pornstars of today, considering that porn was in fact illegal back then, and was involved in a massive obscenity trial.  She lived on the margins of society, and now you have her on your “Oh so cute” fridge magnets as a nice, tasteful, non-threatening image of sex.

 

As the dirty, trashy slut you fear so much, as a sex worker in this day and age, Betty Page doesn’t fucking belong to you, burlesque sure as shit doesn’t belong to you (I’ve heard burlesque teachers going “it’s so much more about creativity than raunchiness, it’s not like we’re dirty strippers!  EW” needless to say I had to interject “I was a stripper” and make her very VERY uncomfortable) if you’re one of the classy sanitized sexuality past romanticizing fuckwaffles, I fucking hate you.  You owe your performance art that you claim to love SO much to dirty, trashy, declasse bitches like me, so you can suck my left one

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Forgetting the marginalization of Page & other icons of the past as you idolize is inaccurate & shameful.

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Forgetting the marginalization of Page & other icons of the past as you idolize is inaccurate & shameful.

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Vintage Sleaze: Stockings for the Stars Willy Demond Stocking Maker and Legman for Hollywood.

Vintage Sleaze: Stockings for the Stars Willy Demond Stocking Maker and Legman for Hollywood. | Sex History | Scoop.it

Willy Demond.  Willy of Hollywood.  Stocking Maker to the Stars.  Willy the Stocking Man.  At one time, Willy had a virtual silky smooth monopoly...90 percent of the legs in Hollywood were Demond's. 

Willy Demond started making stockings around 1928.  He sold his first pair of fancy ones to Marilyn Miller for her role in "Sally" for nine dollars, according to the Miami News of June 11, 1948.  The story ran in gossiper Hedda Hopper's column.  He kept at it and got $2700 for a pair he made for June Haver.  Soon he was more than a stocking salesman…he was receiving credits as "movie hosiery designer" and in 1950 he was called "movie town hose specialist."  Of course this was all back in the day when gams WERE Hollywood.  All singing, but just as important, all dancing.  Legs.

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A little likely unknown stockings history

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Hunky Lifeguard, 1905

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Hunky Lifeguard, 1905: Here’s a hunk of a lifeguard for y’all to perv on: According to the caption at Shorpy, this is from about 1905 and shows a life guard at Brighton Beach, New York.
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Silent-Porn-Star: Fanny Brice's Baby Snooks

Silent-Porn-Star: Fanny Brice's Baby Snooks | Sex History | Scoop.it

Having a bratty girl-child mouth-off to her master may be cute, but underneath it all lies -- as sure as those ruffled panties -- the idea that she will eventually heel and heed her master. Or, if she does not, then he is less-than-a-man and plays cuckhold to her charms. Sure, all this can only make it funnier; but did they get it?

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 6, 2013 11:38 PM

Article is fine, but sidebar links etc make it NSFW -- but very worth the time to read in private!

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James Tiptree, Jr: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon - Sex~Kitten.net

James Tiptree, Jr: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon - Sex~Kitten.net | Sex History | Scoop.it

Gracie reviews the biography of Alice Bradley Sheldon, an amazing woman who wrote award winning science fiction under the pen name of James Tiptree, Jr. from 1967 to her death in 1987. (She also occasionally wrote under the pseudonym Raccoona Sheldon from 1974–77.)

 

Tiptree was most notable for breaking down the barriers between writing perceived as inherently "male" or "female." It wasn't until 1977 that folks discovered that James Tiptree, Jr. was a woman.

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‘I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon,’ by Touré 

‘I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon,’ by Touré  | Sex History | Scoop.it
A new book examines Prince’s relationship with Gen X, the group most responsible for his rise to fame.
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The book, I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon, is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008J4B4TA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008J4B4TA&linkCode=as2&tag=sexkitten-20

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Did David Bowie change attitudes?

Did David Bowie change attitudes? | Sex History | Scoop.it

"I was a gay 12 year-old just starting to take an interest in pop music and I was knocked out," he says. "I was watching with my mother who said, Oh he looks like Glenda Jackson playing Elizabeth I - which in retrospect was quite perceptive.

 

"And then came the famous moment on the show when David Bowie slung his arm around guitarist Mick Ronson - which was simultaneously blokey but also a bit gay. It may not sound like much now but in 1972 it was a revolution."

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The Sublime Diane Webber

The Sublime Diane Webber | Sex History | Scoop.it

In the history of glamour photography, few women possessedthe combination of beauty, grace and wholesomeness that Diane Webber did. It was more than just her ample bosom (which featured incredibly perfect nipples) and dream-like hourglass figure. She was truly beautiful, with fetching, blue eyes and an overwhelming smile. She was hypnotic, even if she weren't naked! Though only 5' 2", and very curvaceous (listed by Playboy, Feb. 1956 at 39D-23-37, though she was four months pregnant at the time), she always appeared svelte and statuesque, thanks to her ballet dancer's agility and toned figure. She was photographed by some of the most famous names in glamour and nude photography, including Bunny Yeager, Peter Gowland and Russ Meyer, and was Playboy Magazine's Playmate of the Month in May 1955 and February 1956. According to several sources, she is not only the first model to show her pubic hair in Playboy, but also the first to be shown in a full-frontal nude pose.

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The Smirnoff guide to seduction

The Smirnoff guide to seduction | Sex History | Scoop.it

Seventies junk advertising is no ordinary advertising. It was the specially made Smirnoff guide to seduction (Complete and unabridged!) – “Elements of all the best seductions as discovered by Cosmopolitan for Smirnoff” with six top models who “reveal their personal approaches to the art“. Isn’t it glorious? Best of all, this is the kind of ephemera which falls out of a magazine and we just throw away, but somehow this survived…

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Sweet Full-Sized Halloween Treats

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Julie Newmar and Tina Louise

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Call Girl – review

Call Girl – review | Sex History | Scoop.it

It is an interesting if generic thrillerisation of a real-life prostitution scandal in Sweden in the 1970s involving government highups. The film goes further than what appears to have been reported at the time, specifically showing underage girls from a juvenile detention centre getting invited to "parties" and coerced into sex with senior politicians –

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Vintage Mirrored Ceiling Ad

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Early Peek-a-boo Bra

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