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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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Gerry "Sequin" Garner "She's A Harem Honey"

Gerry "Sequin" Garner "She's A Harem Honey" | Sex History | Scoop.it
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The Sexual Health of the American Presidents

The Sexual Health of the American Presidents | Sex History | Scoop.it
We've heard stories about our country's leaders, both real and false. In our times, it's hard to consume news without running into some scandal or another.
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Vintage & Antique Risqué Men and Women

Vintage & Antique Risqué Men and Women | Sex History | Scoop.it
Here's where the slightly more risqué stuff is located, generally the images located here are more graphic and pornographic in nature.  It contains bondage, etc. and men and women together includin...
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A photo gallery.

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The Photographs of Kris Studio from BigKugels.com

The Photographs of Kris Studio from BigKugels.com | Sex History | Scoop.it

Headed by photographer Chuck Renslow, Kris Studio pushed the boundaries of acceptability in physique photography more than any other studio from the late 1950s into the 1960s. In turn, Renslow paid a price for flaunting the strict laws against male nudity in print. In court, when Renslow was brought to trial for indecency, his lawyers produced photographs of great works of art that featured male nudes, including the statuary from the entrance to the Chicago courthouse in which the trial was taking place! In the studio, he was known for posing his models in the most revealing of posing straps, sometimes wetting them down to make them even more see-through.

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Girlie Pillow Fight Dreams

Girlie Pillow Fight Dreams | Sex History | Scoop.it
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Banned in Boston: The Watch and Ward Society’s Crusade against Books, Burlesque, and the Social Evil

Now in paperback, read chapter two from Banned in Boston (Beacon Press, September 2010, http://www.beacon.org/productdetails.cfm?SKU=5111).

A lively history of the Watch and Ward Society—New England's notorious literary censor.
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An excerpt (Chapter Two) to read for free.

 

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Bangable Dudes in History

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Dead man porn for your still-beating heart.

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Rating male sex symbols and celebrites of the past ~ including in pie chart form!

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Human Rights for Sex Workers: An Interview with Melinda Chateauvert

Human Rights for Sex Workers: An Interview with Melinda Chateauvert | Sex History | Scoop.it

Fifty countries treat sex work as a legitimate job, and it has been legalized with restrictions in eleven others. Nevertheless sex workers are still widely stigmatized, discriminated against, harassed, and, in those countries where prostitution is considered illegal, treated as criminals. This is especially true in the United States, which is one of the few industrialized nations that continues to criminalize prostitution. As Melinda Chateauvert reveals in her new book Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to Slutwalk, these laws have put sex workers at risk. 

 

Chateauvert agreed recently to talk with us about Human Rights Day and how important it is that the international campaign for human rights include sex workers, who have always been key activists in the struggles for gay liberation, women’s rights, reproductive justice, labor organizing, prison abolition, and other human rights–related issues.

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Beacon Broadside: A Queer History of the United States

Beacon Broadside: A Queer History of the United States | Sex History | Scoop.it

And let’s not forget that the Civil War deaths were fairly personal: you actually shot people or you bayonetted them and they were right in front of you. You did not get to be in a tank and shoot people who were 50, 150 yards away from you. The sheer amount of death was devastating to the men who fought in the Civil War, and who survived. So when we hear the Walt Whitman poems, it’s just this endless elegy to male beauty, to male sentiment, to the uniqueness of men—and quite sexualized, often, within Whitman's poetry and in his journals. On the other hand we have… not the image of the brave Union soldier or brave “Johnny Reb,” but in fact the young vulnerable boy who has simply been torn apart. So the male body becomes here, and we see this later in World War II, which we'll discuss in a later podcast, we see the male body completely heroicized and lionized for being brave, and at the same time pitiable in its vulnerability.


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Of The Little French Maid & Judas Priest

Of The Little French Maid & Judas Priest | Sex History | Scoop.it

 In the free time of Metal Gods (1980)

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The Politics of Drag

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Drag queens are the very heart of our vibrant queer community. They, along with our transgender sisters and gay brothers—with tribal lesbians, homeless youth and people of color—led the charge at Stonewall to breathe new life into the modern day LGBT rights movement.

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Betty Brosmer

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The development of modern feminism from the 19th-century

The development of modern feminism from the 19th-century | Sex History | Scoop.it

Jasper Gregory is a citizen science advocate and gender activist in Oakland, California; for the past few months he’s been researching the development of modern feminism from the 19th-century variety, and his “tweets” on the subject were so fascinating I invited him to contribute this column.  I think you’ll find it just as interesting as I do.


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A new wave of sexual repression has swept through the lands of the Puritan Diaspora.  Under the banner of Feminism sexual puritans have declared a war on prostitution in Sweden and politically incorrect words and images in the UK and North America; the new Puritans are on the rise and have wrapped themselves in a rhetoric of “True Womanhood” that seems more appropriate for the 19th century than for the Internet Age.  But the similarities between today’s prude feminism and the earlier Victorian age of moral regulation go far deeper than you might suspect:  the radical “cultural” feminism of 1970-2013 is actually the continuation of a two century moral purity movement.

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A Queer Look Inside Lincoln's Bedroom

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'The Lincoln Bedroom,' Skylar Fein Installation, Explores Late President's Sexuality

 

The sexuality of America's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, has been scrutinized by historians for years.

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An Interview with Tura Satana - Sex~Kitten.net

An Interview with Tura Satana - Sex~Kitten.net | Sex History | Scoop.it

Tura Satana, ass kicking goddess and star of Russ Meyer's classic film "Faster Pussycat, Kill!Kill!" answers a few of Libby's questions.

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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

Sex in Cinema: Pre-1920s | Sex History | Scoop.it

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

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Talking about dirty silent film

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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

Photos That Capture the Heyday of New York City’s Iconic Music Venues | Sex History | Scoop.it
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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Gay bathhouse history!

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