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A Brief History of Group Sex

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Orgies have been happening throughout history, yet remain taboo.
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Mystery humans spiced up ancients’ rampant sex lives

Mystery humans spiced up ancients’ rampant sex lives | Sex History | Scoop.it
Genome analysis suggests interbreeding between modern humans, Neanderthals, Denisovans and a mysterious archaic population.

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A Bunny Thing Happened: An Oral History of the Playboy Clubs

A Bunny Thing Happened: An Oral History of the Playboy Clubs | Sex History | Scoop.it

When Hugh Hefner opened the first Playboy Club, in 1960, he was selling men the chance to walk into the pages of his magazine: the swinging-bachelor-pad décor, the carefully garnished cocktails, and, above all, the cantilevered, cottontailed Bunnies. For the women wearing ears, the payoff was entirely different. As a 21st-century Playboy Club opens in London, Bruce Handy hears from Hef, his execs, and a hutchful of former Bunnies about the rise and fall (and rise?) of the nightlife empire that spawned an all-American sex symbol.

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Vintage Slang Terms For Being Drunk Are Hilarious A Century Later

Vintage Slang Terms For Being Drunk Are Hilarious A Century Later | Sex History | Scoop.it
Do you think that people didn't get wasted back in ye olden tymes?

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Cuz drinking is the emotional lubricant ;)

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Catharine Bramkamp's curator insight, November 18, 2013 8:25 PM

This article reminded me of the Newbie Writers Podcast episode, the Slang Smack Down.  We have so many slang words that go in and out of fashion and are sometimes specific to a certain group.  Here are a couple:

He has been measuring sidewalks upside down.

 

He is holding up his head so as not to lose any.

 

He has a champagne appetite and beer income drunk.

 

He has a cold tea drunk.

 

He has a pink tea drunk.During the holidays, don't get so drunk you think the next liquid is only pink tea!
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What do ancient penis decorations say about us?

What do ancient penis decorations say about us? | Sex History | Scoop.it
At what point does sex cease to function as a purely practical means of reproduction?
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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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Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 7, 2013 4:57 AM

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

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Roadside stand advertising Night Club Tiger, Japan, 1953

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Roadside stand advertising Night Club Tiger, Japan, 1953 


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Sex Overseas: 'What Soldiers Do' Complicates WWII History : NPR

Sex Overseas: 'What Soldiers Do' Complicates WWII History : NPR | Sex History | Scoop.it

Americans often think of World War II as the "good war," but historian Mary Louise Roberts says her new book might make our understanding of that conflict "more truthful and more complex." The book, What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France, tells the story of relations between American men and French women in Normandy and elsewhere.

 

The Americans were liberators; the French were liberated. But sex created tensions and resentments that were serious, yet were utterly absent from contemporary accounts for American audiences back home. Roberts, who is professor of European history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, suggests that the tensions weren't entirely accidental: "Sex was fundamental to how the U.S. military framed, fought and won the war in Europe," she writes in her book.

 

Roberts joins NPR's Robert Siegel to talk about prostitutes in parks and cemeteries, pinups on planes and how the U.S. Army responded to rape accusations with rapid, racially charged trials.


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“I’m Black And Blue… And I Love It!” – ErosBlog: The Sex Blog

“I’m Black And Blue… And I Love It!” – ErosBlog: The Sex Blog | Sex History | Scoop.it

A brutal bondage billboard on Los Angeles’s Sunset Strip for the Rolling Stones’ 1976 album, Black and Blue, was taken down after fierce feminist protests.

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Queen to Auction a Piece of NZ History

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On Saturday 18th May, a piece of New Zealand history will go under the hammer.

 

Miss Buckwheat, Iconic NZ Drag Queen and entertainer, has the honour of auctioning ‘Louisa Wall in White Light’ by New Zealand Contemporary Artist, Te Mete Solomon Smith. The portrait captures the essence of an inspirational New Zealander, marks a milestone in both National and Global history and celebrates human equality.

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Litigation for Emancipation | Cult of Gracie

Litigation for Emancipation | Cult of Gracie | Sex History | Scoop.it

Litigation for Emancipation is a GoFundMe project to raise enough funds to begin a federal court case proposed by Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLER). ESPLER’s legal battle aims to advance our sexual privacy rights by attacking the prostitution law of the state of California on the grounds that morality is not a basis for legislation.

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In the video, you'll hear from First Amendment and constitutional rights attorney H. Louis Sirkin about the legal issues and history of prostituion involved in this case.

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Guest speaker compares U.S. and European sexuality

Guest speaker compares U.S. and European sexuality | Sex History | Scoop.it

Clark’s lecture focused on “Sex: Why is Europe Different?” She discussed the popular idea that Europeans are more open with their sexuality than Americans.

 

“Europeans tend to regard sex in a matter of fact way,” Clark said.

Many European couples live together, have children and only marry years later or “out of order” compared to Americans. The teenage birthrate is 15 to 19 percent compared to the United States’ 40.2 percent. Abortion rates are also lower in Europe than in America, Clark said.

 

Sex education must be taught in European schools and parents cannot pull their students out of the class. Schools provide condoms and birth control for students.

 

...Clark credited the welfare state and sexual liberation movements of Europe for the openness.

 

Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Europe saw a backlash against the church and its strict rules regarding homosexuality and pre-marital sex. After World War II, consumer societies replaced the church’s role. Women and teenagers began working, giving them a new-found independence and the birth control pill was introduced in 1961. The church could no longer respond to the changing society and church attendance fell.

 

Better welfare was also introduced. The government gave allowances to families, childcare for single women and universal healthcare.

 

“I always wondered why Europe was more liberal with sex, but the welfare state explains that,” said senior history major Kyle Mathers.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, April 5, 2013 3:25 AM

Photo: Judy Lee Tomerlin; Playboy’s Playmate of the Month, June 1958; photographed by Edward Oppman.

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Men, Women, and Inequality in the Neolithic

Men, Women, and Inequality in the Neolithic | Sex History | Scoop.it

Does the rich dude get the hot chick -- even in prehistory?


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Sarah Kerr's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:06 AM

This scoop explores the who the  greater gender was in Neolithic times.

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Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire

Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire

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The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution: Faramerz Dabhoiwala: 9780199892419: Amazon.com: Books

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If You’re Forced To Have A Baby, Don’t Throw It Out With The Bathwater (Or, Of Margaret Sanger & Eugenics)

If You’re Forced To Have A Baby, Don’t Throw It Out With The Bathwater (Or, Of Margaret Sanger & Eugenics) | Sex History | Scoop.it

Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and advocate for planned parenting & birth control before women even had the right to vote, is often misquoted or quoted out of context. And one thing is generally missing from any conversation about Sanger and her times: The subject of eugenics itself.


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Why We Vilify Single Moms

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When I was in college I was a single parent. Finding myself struggling personally with the demands of continuing education and single parenting (a special needs child too yet) was...

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How our society got so fucked up about sex: a brief tour through history...

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