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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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'I listened to Marilyn die': Private eye who bugged Monroe's house reveals details of her final hours in his diary

'I listened to Marilyn die': Private eye who bugged Monroe's house reveals details of her final hours in his diary | Sex History | Scoop.it
Documents belonging to the late Fred Otash, suggest Monroe had a sexual relationship with President John F Kennedy and his younger brother Bobby and complained about being 'passed around like a piece of meat'.

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Fairyland: Growing Up with a Gay Dad in 70s San Francisco

Fairyland: Growing Up with a Gay Dad in 70s San Francisco | Sex History | Scoop.it

Alysia Abbott's mother liked it that her husband was bi and sometimes picked out guys for him. She also had extra flings, but she died when Alysia was two; suddenly Steve, enjoying the golden age of gay sex in San Francisco, had to raise a daughter on his own. He got aids and died before she turned 22 in 1992. Their twenty years together are the subject of her brand new memoir Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father

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It seems like a worthwhile read.  The 80s were such a crazy, transitional time in terms of sex and health. My favorite example which includes both was the brief lifespan of the dietary supplement known as AYDS...perhaps the most unfortunately chosen name in marketing history.  (don't forget to try new peanut butter AYDS: http://youtu.be/q5u-bMhsuoI  --it can really help you take off the weight)

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Esther Williams obituary

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Swimmer who found movie fame in a string of MGM musicals

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For more on Esther Williams, a review of her autobiography: http://www.sex-kitten.net/2454099183554.html

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Virginia Bell, Nude In The Meadow

Virginia Bell, Nude In The Meadow | Sex History | Scoop.it
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The Art of Peter Arno

The Art of Peter Arno | Sex History | Scoop.it
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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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Cover and scans from Bare magazine of June 1955

Cover and scans from Bare magazine of June 1955 | Sex History | Scoop.it

Bare promised readers the naked truth but didn’t go quite that far. It was a digest-sized men’s magazine, meaning that it was small enough to fit into a pocket and be carried about unseen. At least, that seemed to be the point. As a bonus, such publications were cheaper to print that standard sized magazines. Bare lasted just a few years, from 1953 to 1955, if the span of issues available online are an indication. You’ll notice its slogan was “The Naked Truth.” There was no nudity, but it did try to titillate. T

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Five vintage French bookcovers by Alain Gourdon aka Aslan

Five vintage French bookcovers by Alain Gourdon aka Aslan | Sex History | Scoop.it
Form and fashion through French eyes.
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Golden phallus so popular museum to sell replicas

Golden phallus so popular museum to sell replicas | Sex History | Scoop.it

The Roman gold pendant in the shape of a phallus that was discovered in 2011 in Hillington, Norfolk, has become such a popular exhibit at the Lynn Museum that replicas will be sold at the gift shop.


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"What do you do at a porno magazine?"

"What do you do at a porno magazine?" | Sex History | Scoop.it

From the April 1986 issue of FOR ADULTS ONLY, an editorial by Neil Wexler, aka Irv O. Neil.

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When I was in the military...

When I was in the military... | Sex History | Scoop.it
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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Vintage Smut Writer: The Exclusive Irv O. Neil Interview – Silent Porn Star

Vintage Smut Writer: The Exclusive Irv O. Neil Interview – Silent Porn Star | Sex History | Scoop.it

Have you ever wondered — even dreamt — about what it would have been like to be working in the golden age of smut? I know I have. So I’m delighted to be able to dish with author Irv O. Neil.

 

...Eighth Avenue near Times Square was lined with streetwalkers, some of whom were really beautiful and sexy — amazing blondes in hot pants and platform shoes. I was smitten. Strip clubs, inexpensive massage parlors, hookers and dominatrixes advertising in Screw, porn movie theaters with live shows. The Melody Burlesque with the porn stars as feature dancers and where girls danced naked in your lap for a dollar — and with its infamous “Mardi Gras,” where customers lined up to eat out the dancers at a buck a lick (which I saw, but did not partake of — not appealing to my palate, you might say).

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There's more smut name-dropping here in this first part of the interview than I could even dream of ~ I can dream of a lot ;)

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Elvis at 21 delves into the puzzling nature of sex appeal, charisma, and intimacy

Elvis at 21 delves into the puzzling nature of sex appeal, charisma, and intimacy | Sex History | Scoop.it

Before he was The King, Elvis Presley was a shy-but-charismatic young man who couldn't have known what curious life lay in store. The photography exhibition Elvis at 21, which opens at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on May 25, presents an intimate window into the ineffability of fame, shot on the cusp of the young musician's international superstardom during the formative days of his enduring mythos.

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Of Femdoms & Feminists: Part Two Of The Vintage Smut Writer Interview With Irv O. Neil

Of Femdoms & Feminists: Part Two Of The Vintage Smut Writer Interview With Irv O. Neil | Sex History | Scoop.it

You mentioned having a feminist girlfriend which made porn a no-no. Most of us know the history of feminism and pornography — which most people prefer to describe in terms of “feminists say porn bad”. There were actually various distinctions (between porn and erotica, and between feminist thinkers as well), but in your case, you had a feminist girlfriend who actually said porn was a no-no?

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The Erotics of Invisibility

The Erotics of Invisibility | Sex History | Scoop.it

This is paper I wrote on lesbian visibility and eroticism for a class on Renaissance literature and history in 2011. It is very dense– but perhaps still enjoyable.

 

...What I argue is that this invisibility of female homosexuality is not merely a result of the historical distance from the period, but rather a consciously acknowledged component of the understanding of female same-sex erotic desire at the time. In “Sappho to Philaenis,” the secrecy and immaculateness of the title characters’ sexual activity operates as one of Donne’s central arguments for the superiority of a female-female sexual relationship.

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Can you dig it?: "Ginger": the armless nude goddess in Brooklyn

Can you dig it?: "Ginger": the armless nude goddess in Brooklyn | Sex History | Scoop.it

When excavating urban sites, the team from Historical Perspectives, Inc. (HPI), is used to discovering a variety of features and artifacts during the course of fieldwork. Generally, archaeologists in urban contexts expect to recover an array of historical resources and can become jaded until a particularly unusual artifact is uncovered. Over the last few decades however, the HPI archaeologists have encountered many interesting sites and artifacts that have led the field team on numerous journeys of discovery


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Les beautés de Paris et de Hollywood

Les beautés de Paris et de Hollywood | Sex History | Scoop.it

Known successively by the names of "Paris-Hollywood" and "Les beautés de Paris et de Hollywood", the magazine achieved its final fame as "Les folies de Paris et de Hollywood". Little by little, and with the unexpected help from the Hays law on censorship, the magazine called in professional photographers from the French cinema who could provide images with more pizzaz. The film sets and the Parisian cabarets became their privileged shooting ground. We propose to you today the publications from 1953 to 1970, issue # 2 to # 538 plus 23 exceptional issues. More than 400 different issues.

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Misty Monaco (Miss X)

Misty Monaco (Miss X) | Sex History | Scoop.it

Wearing a black mask, Misty also performed as “Miss X”.  She was managed by Eddie Suez, of the Philadelphia Suez Rothbard Office, whose logo can be seen at the bottom right of the photo.

 

This photo was personalized to Louise, who was the mother of popular burlesque comic and emcee, Bucky Conrad.


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Sex, politics and the stigma over the HPV vaccine

Sex, politics and the stigma over the HPV vaccine | Sex History | Scoop.it

Comments by Michael Douglas about oral sex and HPV shines a light on a topic that has long been shamed by conservative politicians.

 

...Dr. Hilda Hucherson, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology and associate dean at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, suggested that a specific time period in social history seemed to have prompted the jump in HPV cases.

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Vintage Gay Pulp Covers

Vintage Gay Pulp Covers | Sex History | Scoop.it
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A collection of vintage gay and lesbian pulp novel cover art.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The History of Slang for Your Naughty Bits

INFOGRAPHIC: The History of Slang for Your Naughty Bits | Sex History | Scoop.it
Some are cute, some are weird and some are just plain offensive. Yup, we're talking about the euphemisms and slang terms that are so often used to refer to the penis, the vagina and all the other stuff down there.
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Vintage Nude Male Wrestlers

Vintage Nude Male Wrestlers | Sex History | Scoop.it
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Earl Kemp Flashbacks – Silent Porn Star

Earl Kemp Flashbacks – Silent Porn Star | Sex History | Scoop.it

This week’s flashback is a round-up of all my Earl Kemp interviews:

IntroductionsEarl Kemp On Science FictionEarl Kemp On Censorship & PoliticsEarl Kemp On Reading & WritingEarl Kemp On FamdomEarl Kemp On… Canvas?

See also, Earl Kemp: Acres of Nubile Flesh.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, May 28, 2013 10:48 PM

A look back at a Golden Age in publishing - and the dark side of censorship. (As the site name implies, this site is NWS.)

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Vintage Smut Sunday: the girls are back in town (erotica, NSFW)

Vintage Smut Sunday: the girls are back in town (erotica, NSFW) | Sex History | Scoop.it
I do love collecting vintage female nudes along with the male ones, and here are a few of my favourites. They capture the varying moods of erotic photography, from the coy and arty through to full-...

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Pin-Up Queens: Three Female Artists Who Shaped the American Dream Girl

Pin-Up Queens: Three Female Artists Who Shaped the American Dream Girl | Sex History | Scoop.it

“So many women are left out of historical records,” Dahlsad says. “Men will say, ‘I want to show off what my father did; he deserves to shine. Someone should do a book on him!’ Daughters don’t do that about their moms to the same degree, so often things get thrown away. How many men would look at their archives say, ‘Just take it all to the dumpster’? Somebody would be saying, ‘You can’t do that! You’re George Petty. Put it back!’”


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, May 23, 2013 2:16 PM

I'm interviewed as part of this article by Lisa Hix