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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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Queen Victoria's stockings up for auction

Queen Victoria's stockings up for auction | Sex History | Scoop.it

Dating from the 1870s, the historical hosiery comes embroidered with the royal VR monogram and will be auctioned off by Tennant’s Auction House in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, on Friday (April 26).

 

Social history author Dulcie Lewis, from Carperby, near Leyburn, has written a book on the history of women’s undergarments, entitled Casting Off The Corsets: A Brief History of Underwear.

 

She said Queen Victoria’s under garments do occasionally come up for sale as she would strangely  give away her underwear as presents to people who worked for her.

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The Simply Divine Cut-Out Doll Book

The Simply Divine Cut-Out Doll Book | Sex History | Scoop.it
vampirestatebuilding: “ Gunna print these babies on cardstock. You’re welcome. ”

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Poker Alice Tubbs

Poker Alice Tubbs | Sex History | Scoop.it

The story of Alice Ivers Tubbs, better known as Poker Alice, one of the best gamblers in the Old West, who was rasied in England, educated in borading schools, outlived three husbands, owned a brothel, and shot a man to death.


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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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Lingerie, Women and Eroticism: A Brief Study of the 21st Century Agent Provocateur Woman (Part 1/2)

Lingerie, Women and Eroticism: A Brief Study of the 21st Century Agent Provocateur Woman (Part 1/2) | Sex History | Scoop.it
In 1971, Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren set up ‘Let it Rock’, their first King’s Road boutique. Their son followed in his parents’ footsteps and opened a shop in London with his wife in 1994...
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In defense of heroin users and sex workers: an interview with author of You Will Die

In defense of heroin users and sex workers: an interview with author of You Will Die | Sex History | Scoop.it

You Will Die exposes the fallacies and the history behind our taboos on excrement, sex, drugs, and death. Arthur uses racy readability and rigorous documentation to raze sacred shrines of political correctness on the left and of conventional wisdom on the right. From the proper way to defecate to how to reach nirvana, anticipate the unexpected. It is not simply a novel exploration of sex and drugs, but also of individuality, liberty, and the meaning of life. You Will Die gives readers a new way of seeing their world and allows them to make a more informed choice about living an authentic life.

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Bad girls: A history of unladylike behaviour

Bad girls: A history of unladylike behaviour | Sex History | Scoop.it
Domestic and demure. Neat and sweet. Sugar and spice and all things nice… but what happens when girls go bad?

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Sex work among the pre-colonial Akan | the adventures of cosmic ...

Sex work among the pre-colonial Akan | the adventures of cosmic ... | Sex History | Scoop.it
Since I wrote this post on sex work in pre-colonial Igboland, my interest in sex work as it exists (or not) in the history of West African peoples grew immensely.

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Peek-A-Boob: Video Vamp (Lynn Muscarella) Phone Sex Cable TV Show (Playboy, June 1992)

Peek-A-Boob: Video Vamp (Lynn Muscarella) Phone Sex Cable TV Show (Playboy, June 1992) | Sex History | Scoop.it

Nestled in the clutter of Manhattan's late-night television fare is the ultimate in safe sex for the cable-ready: Voyeurvision, the nation's only live call-in tele-fantasy show. Four nights a week, Lynn Muscarella, the show's campy, vampy hostess, slithers over the sheets while encouraging her phone fans to flesh out their sexiest fantasies. Most, not surprisingly, involve her - which delights the Brooklyn-bred Muscarella. She jokes, teases, pouts, writhes - even blushes. "I'm your video game," she coos to a caller. "Tell me what you want."

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, March 2, 2013 5:17 PM

Lightyears ahead of things!

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Elmer Gantry: A Reason To Get Up In The Morning

Elmer Gantry: A Reason To Get Up In The Morning | Sex History | Scoop.it

What may have begun as the vengeful opportunistic act of a lover scorned (deflowered and left to prostitution) is quickly shown to be more complicated, exposing more than unfinished business but unrequited feelings between the two.


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 25, 2013 6:09 PM

Lest you forget, Shirley Jones won an Oscar for her role of prostitute Lulu Bains in this film.

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Warhol and members of the Factory (NWS)

Warhol and members of the Factory (NWS) | Sex History | Scoop.it

This was on display at the SFMoMa a few years ago. 

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Full frontal male nudity.

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Why the Sex Positive Movement is Bad for Sex Workers’ Rights

Why the Sex Positive Movement is Bad for Sex Workers’ Rights | Sex History | Scoop.it

During the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s and the sex wars of the 1980s and 1990s, the struggle to define sex positivity with respect to sex work served a purpose. To say that not all people have a horrendous experience of the sex industry, and that many sex workers value sexuality and see themselves as complex sexual beings as well as sex educators was an important statement to make, and one that had not been spoken before. However, it is essential to put this statement in historical context. To continue making the statement that many sex workers have a good experience of the sex industry without also including those whose experiences are negative and making space for them to speak up reveals a deep doubt about the validity of the sex positive argument. If we believe in the positive power of sexuality, we must also examine what happens when people’s lives are infused with sex negativity, and we must listen and support people with this experience in sharing their personal truths.


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Gracie Passette's curator insight, February 23, 2013 1:45 AM

An excellent article by Audacia Ray. A must read, espescially for privileged (aka white cis females).

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Back in the 1960s, when fashion shoots featuring black models were rare...

Back in the 1960s, when fashion shoots featuring black models were rare... | Sex History | Scoop.it

"Ghanaian photographer James Barnor bucked the trend with his fashion shoots for Drum magazine, an influential anti-apartheid magazine based in Johannesburg, and Africa’s first black lifestyle magazine."


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 21, 2013 1:18 AM

More photos, links, and info - worthy of the click.

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in tumblr's LGBTQ spotlight since 2010 • pflagmom: This is the story of a man that was...

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This is the story of a man that was part of the civil rights movement and was also gay. This is another reason that gays talk about the civil rights movement themselves.

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Jacob Leon's curator insight, February 27, 2013 2:35 PM

Issues of civil rights are not just a "race" issue we are all here together.

 

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Melinda Windsor, Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Month for its February 1966

Melinda Windsor, Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Month for its February 1966 | Sex History | Scoop.it

She had been working as an insurance rater and taking night classes at UCLA. She was going to use the money she earned posing for Playboy to finish her degree and then attend graduate school, her goal was to get a PhD and become a teacher. She did finish her bachelor’s degree later in 1966.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, February 19, 2013 6:05 AM

Hip-hip-whore-ay for sex work paying for education ~ and whatever else women need.

 

Hip-hip-whore-ay for books and reading being sexy.

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Stop That Skirt-Chaser! The Movement to Outlaw Flirting in the 1920s

Stop That Skirt-Chaser! The Movement to Outlaw Flirting in the 1920s | Sex History | Scoop.it
"Too many motorists are taking advantage of the precedent established during the war by offering to take young lady pedestrians in their cars."

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The Early History of Women & Film

The Early History of Women & Film | Sex History | Scoop.it
Every so often, we women complain about women in the media. When it comes to movies, we complain about the diminished roles for maturing women; we complain about the way women are portrayed in films; we complain about the history of films, most notably The Hollywood Code which seemed to destroy & limit our potential as women in film — on both sides of the camera. But long before all that, in the very beginning, it was even worse. Every so often, we women complain about women in the media. When it comes to movies, we complain about the diminished roles for maturing women; we complain about the way...
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 17, 2012 6:18 PM

A fascinating history!

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Marilyn and N°5 - Inside CHANEL

To the question "What do you wear to bed?" Marilyn responded, "CHANEL N°5." What inspired Marilyn's world-famous reply? Discover the answer in Chapter 2 of I...

 

(she sounds a little high)


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Midwives, Infanticide, and the Law

Midwives, Infanticide, and the Law | Sex History | Scoop.it

"In addition to being the most important female medical practitioners, midwives were central to the maintenance of law and order, as they investigated cases, questioned suspects, and examined condemned women to ensure that no pregnant women were executed."


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Jane Steen's comment, December 5, 2012 10:24 AM
Oh that's so funny - I NEVER get comments on this site! Thanks for paying attention.
Christina Lander's comment, March 3, 2013 9:00 PM
this one is a little confusing however it talks about how midwives are not strictly midwives they do other things as well. such as how they can become in any case involving women.
Jane Steen's comment, March 4, 2013 3:52 AM
That's the beauty of blogs - they can find topics that are a little out of the box.
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Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire

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FORTUNE MAGAZINE 1935, The Business of Burlesque

FORTUNE MAGAZINE 1935, The Business of Burlesque | Sex History | Scoop.it

"This a selection from the article in FORTUNE in 1935. Pages 73, 149 and 150 are missing. The detailed industrial information is not unusual for the magazine in the 1930's, but the wealth of accompanying imagery (even at the back of the book) is unusually rich."

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Emmanuelle star dies at 60

Emmanuelle star dies at 60 | Sex History | Scoop.it

KRISTEL, who formerly lived with Lovejoy star Ian McShane, scored fame with 70s soft porn Emmanuelle movies... 

 

STAR of the ‘70s soft porn Emmanuelle movies Sylvia Kristel has died at the age of 60.

 

The Dutch-born actress passed away in her sleep last night after a ten-year battle with cancer.

 

Kristel starred in five Emmanuelle films between 1974 and 1993 and another six TV spin-offs.

 

The series of French-made erotic movies are famed for bringing soft-

core pornography to mainstream cinema.

 

She also became famous for her steamy nude scenes in another 40 films, starring in the lead roles in X-rated versions of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and World War One spy drama Mata Hari.


Kristel – a heavy smoker since the age of 11 – was also treated for lung cancer ten years ago and managed to make a partial recovery.

 

She lived with Lovejoy star Ian McShane in the 1980s in LA but split after four years and moved to St Tropez in France.


Her 2006 autobiography Undressing Emmanuelle told of a personal life blighted by battles with drugs and alcohol, as well as a series of destructive relationships with older men.


She branded her relationship with McShane as “awful”, adding: “He was witty and charming but we were too much alike.”

 

Kristel had recently been released from hospital in Amsterdam after suffering a massive heart failure in July.


She leaves one son who she had with Belgian author Hugo Claus, 27 years her senior.

 

 


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