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Dancers on American Bandstand, 1970s

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Vintage Panty-Drop Photoshoot

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Grace Slick

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Dr. Samuel Johnson’s “insane thoughts on fetters and hand-cuffs” » The History of BDSM

Dr. Samuel Johnson’s “insane thoughts on fetters and hand-cuffs” » The History of BDSM | Sex History | Scoop.it

In researching the history of consensual sadomasochism, there isn’t a comprehensive body of knowledge to draw upon, no established canon of reference works, no Journal of Sadomasochistic Studies.

 

Instead, I have data points: case studies, books (often anonymous), anecdotes, images, etc. I’ll admit that sometimes what is and isn’t a data point is decided on the “I know it when I see it” principle. Connecting those points requires a certain amount of guesswork and judgment calls.

 

For example: Dr. Samuel Johnson, English man of letters of the Enlightenment, and his relationship with his close friend Hester Thrale.  The latter’s posthumous effects, sold at auction in 1823, included a padlock and fetters. Thrale identified it as “Johnson’s padlock, committed to my care in the year 1768.” In 1767 or 1768, Thrale wrote that “our stern philosopher Johnson trusted me… with a secret far dearer to him than his life”. On other occasions , she wrote that “this great, this formidable Doctor Johnson kissed my hand, ay & my foot too upon his knees!” and quoted him saying, “a woman has such power between the ages of twenty five and forty five, that she may tie a man to a post and whip him if she will.”


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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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Vintage Male Nudes

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After Stocking Panic, Women Made-Up

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I’ve researched and written a lot about vintage nylon stockings over the years because the history of nylon stockings is quite fascinating to me. I’m sure most of you have heard about the scarcity of nylon during WWII — just months after the new invention hit store shelves on May 15, 1940. Even silk stockings, second choice to the preferred fit and feel of nylon, were in very short supply as silk was also used for the war effort and the war itself interfered with over-seas shipments.

 

...Here, 1942 Hollywood starlet Kay Bensel applied her faux stocking seams with a device “made from a screw driver handle, bicycle leg-clip, and an ordinary eyebrow pencil.”

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Pumping Her Up

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Pumping Her Up: This whimsical photo appears to date from the late 1800s. It exists in many small formats and heavily-cropped versions all over the web, but I failed at finding any genuine source information for it.
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Aka, "Horny girls like it in da butt."

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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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"To warm bodies in California" with Weegee by Peter Gowland

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Eleanor Bradley

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Apologise over sex work comments, women demand

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Women in Japan's island chain of Okinawa have demanded an apology from an outspoken Japanese politician who suggested US troops there make use of its thriving sex industry.

 

The comments from Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto came after he said "comfort women" – who most historians agree were pressed into sexual slavery for the Japanese imperial army during World War II – served a "necessary" role by keeping soldiers in line.

 

"Regardless of whether it is war-time or not, a view to use women as a tool [to let out sexual frustration] is intolerable," said Masako Ishimine, a senior member of a local women's body, quoted by the Okinawa Times, the day after Mr Hashimoto spoke.

 

"Does he mean women should simply take it because men work hard?"

 

The outrage came on the day Okinawa marked the 41st anniversary of its reversion to Japan at the end of post-WWII US occupation and after comments on history that provoked ire in South Korea and China.

 

Up to 200,000 women from Korea, China, the Philippines and elsewhere were forcibly drafted into brothels catering to the Japanese military in territories occupied by Japan during WWII, according to many mainstream historians.

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History; note, however, distinctions between sex work and slavery.

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Lili St Cyr Lingerie Model

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Queer African American Women & the History of Marriage

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This photo and headline accompanied an article from the October 15, 1970 issue of Jet magazine.

 

...However, decades prior to this bold public display of queer affection, African American female couples in New York strategized alternative ways to obtain marriage licenses in the 1920s and 30s:

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Red-Blooded Thing: Bea Arthur Naked!

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Get your ass down to Christie's tonight: the ever-famous Bea Arthur Naked, by John Currin, is up for sale.

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Rolled Stockings, Bees Knees, And All That Jazz

Rolled Stockings, Bees Knees, And All That Jazz | Sex History | Scoop.it

Yes, Virginia, like courtesans who rouged their breasts (or, more accurately, their areolas), flappers heightened the color of, and therefore the attention to, their knees. My guess is though, that they rouged post placement of their stockings.

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Ye Olde Shoe & Stocking Fetish

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Dr. Theodore McIlvenna Gives Us His Top 10 Adult Films of the 70's and 80's

Dr. Theodore McIlvenna Gives Us His Top 10 Adult Films of the 70's and 80's | Sex History | Scoop.it

Hey all you fans of the sensual and seductive! While digging around on the internet the other day we discovered this article from Esquire 1997 featuring the President of the Exodus Trust, Dr. Theodore McIlvenna discussing the best Erotic/Adult films of the 70's and 80's!

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Masturbation Scenes in Mainstream Movies, 1970-2000

Masturbation Scenes in Mainstream Movies, 1970-2000 | Sex History | Scoop.it
A list of some of the best, and most notable masturbation scenes from mainstream movies between 1970 and 2000.

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Dear John Letters: An Anthology of Stories from Hookers, Customers, and Assorted Sex Workers

Dear John Letters: An Anthology of Stories from Hookers, Customers, and Assorted Sex Workers | Sex History | Scoop.it

Sex workers have become much more visible in politics and culture over the last couple of decades. Thanks to a surge of activism starting in the 1990s, memoirs and essays about sex work have become their own subgenre. Even in liberal circles, a lot of stigma still remains, but publicly admitting that you're an escort, stripper, or porn star is a lot more likely to be accepted as a valid choice.

 

But while the workers have been able to edge ever so slightly into the daylight, the clients have remained securely and silently in the shadows. With their new anthology, Johns, Marks, Tricks, and Chicken Hawks: Professionals and Clients Writing About Each Other,co-editors David Henry Sterry and R.J. Martin, Jr. are trying to shift the conversation to include both sides of the transaction. Sterry, and Martin will be reading at The Booksmith on Haight Street tonight along with several contributors. Sterry, who worked as a rent boy when he was 17, talked to us about sex, money, and how to be a good client.

 

Click to read the entire interview.

 


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Ukulele Man, Man...

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Early 1920s Charles Gates Sheldon Portrait for Fox Shoes

Early 1920s Charles Gates Sheldon Portrait for Fox Shoes | Sex History | Scoop.it
Lovely early 1920s Charles Gates Sheldon portrait for Fox Shoes
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Bare Digest The Naked Truth Magazine

Bare Digest The Naked Truth Magazine | Sex History | Scoop.it

Falling under the category of "Magazines ain't what they used to be" are the little Bare Digests.  All from 1953 to 1955, Bare was one of the "vest pocket" men's magazines small enough to sneak home.  They were also small enough to steal, which may be one reason they didn't last too long in the stores…but they packed a punch far larger than their size.

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At first glance, with where the model's head is placed, I thought the title read "Barf".

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Women in Love. Real photo postcard, France circa 1930; photo by the Ostra Studio, Paris

Women in Love. Real photo postcard, France circa 1930; photo by the Ostra Studio, Paris | Sex History | Scoop.it
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"The Joys of Jezebel" Press Book | Erotic Heritage Archive

"The Joys of Jezebel" Press Book | Erotic Heritage Archive | Sex History | Scoop.it
1970
Starring Luanne Roberts, Christopher Stone and Johnny Rocco
Directed by Peter Perry Jr.
Satan lets Jezebel return to earth to deliver the soul of a blonde virgin named Rachel by taking over her body.
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