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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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Clarence Ross, 1947

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Painted rendering of Clancy from the cover of Your Physique, October 1947, by George Quaintance.
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(Nude) Picture Out of the Past

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In the early eighties I found this de-framed painting in an antique store in Wisconsin.   An older couple who ran the store said it had come up the river from Storyville to Chicago, where they got it in an estate sale, along with its anecdotal provenance.  Seems it was cut from its frame in great hurry, then later “framed” in something that was at some point painted dark brown…

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I believe the Storyville referenced was the historic red light district of New Orleans, Louisiana.

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On Having Sex With an Octopus in Japan

On Having Sex With an Octopus in Japan | Sex History | Scoop.it
There’s an old joke that any revolutionary tool mankind creates to express our highest ideals and ambitions will always simultaneously be used for pornography. In Japan, that pornography-technology...
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Venus de Gardner

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One Touch of Venus is the 1948 version of Mannequin: a window dresser (Robert Walker) kisses a statue of Venus which then comes to life (Ava Gardner); hilarity ensues.

 

However, I don’t think one can really compare Ava Gardner to Kim Cattrall without thinking that Gardner’s the better-looking babe.

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All about Ava Gardner and the Venus statue that had to be clothed.

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Bettie Page & Other Paper Pinup Fantasies

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There obviously some errors in the text — the misspelling of Bettie Page as “Betty Page” and frankly, I am completely lost in the description of this paper doll for...

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 17, 2013 12:18 AM

Thoughts on art, intellectual property rights, and simplistic male fantasies.

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Vintage Fetish Smoking Domme Art

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Why does the world's oldest cave art show a vagina?

Why does the world's oldest cave art show a vagina? | Sex History | Scoop.it
By now you've probably heard: a team of archaeologists has discovered what appear to be engravings of "vulvar representations" on the walls of a cave in southern France.
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Vintage Screw Magazine

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guccionecollection:
“ Vintage Screw magazine.
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Explicit Japanese Art on Display at British Museum

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Those of you who've discovered the often bizarre eroticism posted by hot hipster chicks on Tumblr may be aware of the recent resurgence in a form of erotic art
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Vintage Phone Sex Illustration

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The line on her bum is wrong. Weird.
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Archimedes Screw Poster from Zazzle.com

Archimedes Screw Poster from Zazzle.com | Sex History | Scoop.it

Who wants an Archimedes Screw? You do! Print from an original altered art piece, featuring vintage art nude and various illustrations.

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Other products & sizes available!

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Ass-Slaps From The Shadows

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The long arm of the satyr. Related posts: Fairy Fiddles With Herself Satyr, Satyr, Masturbator Mythology Sex Maven Satyr Sex Is So Satisfying The Erotic Works Of Norman Lindsay
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c. 1830: Guardsman Higgins by William Etty

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Guardsman Higgins by William Etty, c. 1830
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The erotic side of witchcraft

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The erotic side of witchcraft
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Currently hanging in the Museo del Prado, its explanatory text reads: "The broom is one of the most necessary implements for witches… at times they turn the broom into a saddle mule [a dildo]'.

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Classic Vintage Illustrated Erotica Auction – Silent Porn Star

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Some of the goodies available at the July 31 (2013) Illustration Art Signature Auction at Heritage Auctions (Dallas).

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Erotic and Pornographic Art: Gay Male

Erotic and Pornographic Art: Gay Male | Sex History | Scoop.it

Given the historic stigma around making, circulating, and possessing overtly homoerotic images, the visual arts have been especially important for providing a socially sanctioned arena for the depiction of the naked male body. They have even allowed the suggestion of homoerotic desire and physical affection within acceptable cultural and moral boundaries. Even so, much of the history of homoerotic image-making may be characterized by calculated ambiguity, coding, denial, and underground circulation.

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Vloasis's curator insight, June 12, 2013 10:11 AM

A nicely-written article which made me think of the concept of equal rights in art.

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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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The Art of Peter Arno

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Vintage Gay Pulp Covers

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A collection of vintage gay and lesbian pulp novel cover art.

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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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Earl Kemp Flashbacks – Silent Porn Star

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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 29, 2013 1:48 AM

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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Lovers Andromeda (1929) by Tamara de Lempicka

Lovers Andromeda (1929) by Tamara de Lempicka | Sex History | Scoop.it
lapielquebrilla: ““Lovers” “ Andromeda (1929) ” by Tamara de Lempicka. ”
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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 5:16 PM

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

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If It’s Antique Is It Still Porn?

If It’s Antique Is It Still Porn? | Sex History | Scoop.it

If you thought the matter of who makes art exploring the issue of abortion difficult, perhaps the following antique erotic artworks will be too upsetting. That’s your warning to leave.

 

For these works go beyond the issue of basic nudity in art, beyond even the matter of erotic art, to  explore sexuality along with religion and what appears to be the opulence of wealth.

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