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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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Catch Your Man

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I hear it works even when it’s not a leap year.

For Donut Day ;)
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Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution

Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution | Sex History | Scoop.it
Three cultural tectonic plates came together to produce the gender revolution: the postwar baby boom, the sexual revolution, and the civil rights movement.
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Queen Sabrina, Flawless Mother | VICE | United States

Queen Sabrina, Flawless Mother | VICE | United States | Sex History | Scoop.it
America's majestic drag queen mother has spent her life mentoring her daughters and granddaughters.

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About That "Lesbian Kiss" On Xena...

About That "Lesbian Kiss" On Xena... | Sex History | Scoop.it

Yeah but did you forget the last sentences of the episode?


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 19, 2015 2:29 AM

Insightful conversation with differing opinions. Click to read it all.

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Vintage Mature Risque Bar Dish Towel, 1950's Era

Vintage Mature Risque Bar Dish Towel, 1950's Era | Sex History | Scoop.it
This is a very naughty bar towel from the 1950s era. It is must have for any MAN CAVE It is in very, very good condition. Has some minor

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PHOTOS: 19 Old-Fashioned Ads That Kept Women In Their Rightful Place: In The House.

PHOTOS: 19 Old-Fashioned Ads That Kept Women In Their Rightful Place: In The House. | Sex History | Scoop.it
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This caught my eye and I am saving it for my critical thinking class -  my question to my students this quarter is: what do we believe now that will be completely refuted in the future?  We used to think being the girl friend or wife was the ultimate success.  

So what will change in another twenty years?

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'Cuz It's Always Been Funny

'Cuz It's Always Been Funny | Sex History | Scoop.it
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Another example in the long tradition of mocking men as women, of mocking homosexuality, of mocking gender...

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Casa Susanna: Photographs From a 1950′s Transvestite Hideaway

Casa Susanna: Photographs From a 1950′s Transvestite Hideaway | Sex History | Scoop.it
At the height of 1950's conformity a group of men escaped to Casa Susanna in the Catskills to discover their inner female selves. Now, TIME talks to Harvey Fierstein about his newest play, which drew inspiration from that very hideaway.
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'The Wench Is Not Amused' 1940

'The Wench Is Not Amused' 1940 | Sex History | Scoop.it

The seven approaches in the 'technique of seduction,' that men use on women. As written in 1940 ~ But has anything really changed?

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Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden History of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples

Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden History of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples | Sex History | Scoop.it
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“ From Beacon Press, a charming history of devotion: Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden History of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples, by Rodger Streitmatter. Among the couples...

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Survey participation: National Collaborative for Women's History Sites

Survey participation: National Collaborative for Women's History Sites | Sex History | Scoop.it

nterpreting Gender and Sexuality at Historic Sites


On a 2013 study trip to historic sites in and around Boston, hosted by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, participants were struck by the wide variety of ways they saw gender and sexuality interpreted--or in some cases, not interpreted at all. The trip prompted a number of interesting questions, which representatives from the Pew Center together with members and friends of the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites would now like to raise and discuss with other public historians. Toward that end, a session will explore these issues at the upcoming meeting of the National Council on Public History.


The questions to be considered there include: Where is the interpretation of gender and sexuality in 2013/2014? How do we move beyond the "just add women and stir" model of gender interpretation? How do we build on the progress made at a small number of historic sites now interpreting LGBT history? What is the future of gender and sexuality at historic sites?


Please take a moment to reflect on these questions, and help inform a larger discussion


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Reviving the Real Man

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Alright...... It really bugs me no end, ya know. I just can't get over it. My Uncle left me some of his men's magazines from the fifties... And you can imagine my dismay when I found out that -- co...

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 28, 2013 12:11 AM

Looking at vintage men's mags tells the story of men, and, of course, women.

malek's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:02 AM

How fast is time changing!..

Mention the word manliness these days and you’ll probably be greeted with snorts and giggles; 

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What Was(n’t) So Great About the 1950s? Part II: Sex!

What Was(n’t) So Great About the 1950s? Part II: Sex! | Sex History | Scoop.it

Americans in the early Cold War period were not having good sex, apparently.

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Yeah, we know most of this; but well-worth the read, that's for sure.

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At Swords’ Point: Humor As Weapon | The Comics Journal

At Swords’ Point: Humor As Weapon | The Comics Journal | Sex History | Scoop.it

Humor is a big joke on us all. It’s one huge paradox. While it seems unconditionally benevolent, stimulating laughter and good feeling, it is often cruel, destructive, and manipulative.

 

So says Betty Swords. And she should know. For over twenty-five years, starting in 1955, she was a professional humorist. She sold her cartoons to the major magazine markets, including Saturday Evening Post, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, Changing Times. She also produced a considerable quantity of humorous writing for such publications as McCall’s, Modern Maturity, Christian Science Monitor, and others. And beginning in 1976, Swords taught college courses in the power of humor and lectured widely on the subject.

 

...And then I realized that the punching bag was always a woman. “Marriage is seen as bad,” she went on, recollecting the experience as we talked on the patio in back of her Denver home in June 1995. And she cited examples of one-liners to prove her point:

 

Married life is great—it’s my wife I can’t stand.

 

He was unlucky in both his marriages—his first wife left him. And his second one won’t.

 

A bachelor’s last words—I do.

 

“Marriage is seen as horrible because it meant that the man had lost his freedom,” she continued.


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 27, 2013 3:54 PM

Along with a profile on a great woman, there are well-articulated and documented issues of gender bias that are still around today.

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Along with a profile on a great woman, there are well-articulated and documented issues of gender bias that are still around today.

malek's curator insight, November 27, 2013 6:46 PM

One article you have to read as a great piece of feminism movement.

The most widely reprinted cartoon of Betty Swords.

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Is Wearing Vintage Fashions Feminist? (Or, Sign Of The Times 1948)

Is Wearing Vintage Fashions Feminist? (Or, Sign Of The Times 1948) | Sex History | Scoop.it

At my vintage living blog, Things Your Grandmother Knew, I’ve written about the tendency to romanticize the past, but I recently read two blog posts discussing vintage fashion in terms of “the vintage girl being the new feminist” and thought it was time to discuss the subject from a more feminist angle…


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Whether your passion is vintage fashion orsex positivity, you'll like this.

 

Thanks @Deanna Dahlsad for including sex workers in this post!

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:51 PM

Context matters.

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Whether your passion is vintage fashion or sex positivity, you'll like this.

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Whether your passion is vintage fashion or sex positivity, you'll like this ~ it mentions sex workers in a positive light too.

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Bettie Page & Other Paper Pinup Fantasies

Bettie Page & Other Paper Pinup Fantasies | Sex History | Scoop.it
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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Silent-Porn-Star: Fanny Brice's Baby Snooks

Silent-Porn-Star: Fanny Brice's Baby Snooks | Sex History | Scoop.it

Having a bratty girl-child mouth-off to her master may be cute, but underneath it all lies -- as sure as those ruffled panties -- the idea that she will eventually heel and heed her master. Or, if she does not, then he is less-than-a-man and plays cuckhold to her charms. Sure, all this can only make it funnier; but did they get it?

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 6, 2013 11:38 PM

Article is fine, but sidebar links etc make it NSFW -- but very worth the time to read in private!

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Roadside stand advertising Night Club Tiger, Japan, 1953

Roadside stand advertising Night Club Tiger, Japan, 1953 | Sex History | Scoop.it

Roadside stand advertising Night Club Tiger, Japan, 1953 


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About My Passes On Girls On Glasses – Silent Porn Star

About My Passes On Girls On Glasses – Silent Porn Star | Sex History | Scoop.it

The reason these glasses are so common are that many of them survived for the very same reason of needing to be hidden. Tucked away under the bar, in the booze cabinet, and other places children, in-laws, nosy neighbors, and even spouses were expected not to peer, just saved the life of the glasses. They remained unscathed, hidden in dusty places until the now-adult children discover them as part of the estate. (Of course, the true iconic bachelor, however real or unreal he may be, he may have used the glasses to the point of wearing the decals off them… If we can believe the legends of “the bachelor life”.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 15, 2013 6:42 PM

As you might expect from a site titled "Silent Porn Star" this is NWS; but it's an interesting piece about such collectibles & cultural history.

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 15, 2013 6:43 PM

As you might expect from a site titled "Silent Porn Star" this is NWS; but it's an interesting piece about such collectibles & cultural history.

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If Gals Did as Men Do!

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A Man Wouldn't Be Safe On The Street...And If You Don't Like That, You're A Square!

From Eyeful, April 1955.

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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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Naughty Secretaries Vs. Bosses Gone Bad

Naughty Secretaries Vs. Bosses Gone Bad | Sex History | Scoop.it

The myth of the naughty secretary was created & used to perpetuate fears among Victorian housewives and beyond.


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Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade

Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade

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"Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth century. An intimate friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Thornton Wilder, Steward maintained a secret sex life from childhood on, and documented these experiences in brilliantly vivid (and often very funny) detail.

After leaving the world of academe to become Phil Sparrow, a tattoo artist on Chicago’s notorious South State Street, Steward worked closely with Alfred Kinsey on his landmark sex research. During the early 1960s, Steward changed his name and identity once again, this time to write exceptionally literate, upbeat pro-homosexual pornography under the name of Phil Andros.

Until today he has been known only as Phil Sparrow—but an extraordinary archive of his papers, lost since his death in 1993, has provided Justin Spring with the material for an exceptionally compassionate and brilliantly illuminating life-and-times biography. More than merely the story of one remarkable man, Secret Historian is a moving portrait of homosexual life long before Stonewall and gay liberation."

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The Celluloid Closet

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The Celluloid Closet is a documentary film directed and written by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film is based on the 1981 (revised 1987) book of the same name written by Vito Russo, and on previous lecture and film clip presentations given in person by Russo 1972-82. Russo researched the history of how motion pictures, especially Hollywood films, had portrayed gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters. It was given a limited release in select theaters, including the Castro Theater in San Francisco in April 1996, and then shown on cable channel HBO.
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