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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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In the heat of battle, photographer Horace Bristol captured one of the most unique and erotic photos of WWII.

In the heat of battle, photographer Horace Bristol captured one of the most unique and erotic photos of WWII. | Sex History | Scoop.it
In the heat of battle, photographer Horace Bristol captured one of the most unique and erotic photos of WWII.
Bristol photographed a young crewman of a US Navy “Dumbo” PBY rescue mission, manning his...
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5 Black Trans Women Who Paved the Way

5 Black Trans Women Who Paved the Way | Sex History | Scoop.it
by Aaron, MTPC intern Like so many parts of American history, popular culture depicts transgender history as one in which white leaders paved the way for everyone. But, as our community has to keep...

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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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Rebel Girls: Bessie Smith Was a Queer Pioneer, and We're Finally Gonna Get to Talk About It

Rebel Girls: Bessie Smith Was a Queer Pioneer, and We're Finally Gonna Get to Talk About It | Sex History | Scoop.it
When HBO's Bessie premieres May 16 to bring the Empress of Jazz back to life, nobody will be skirting the issue of Bessie Smith's bisexuality.

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Remembering Retro Risque T-Shirt Iron-Ons

Remembering Retro Risque T-Shirt Iron-Ons | Sex History | Scoop.it
Back in the day, you couldn't go to a mall and avoid a visit to (or the smell of) the t-shirt shop. There you could select your t-shirt style (ringers were de rigueur, but then the baseball shirts ...

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Vanity Fair's Bifurcated Girls, 1903

Vanity Fair's Bifurcated Girls, 1903 | Sex History | Scoop.it
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“Vanity Fair special issue from 1903 dedicated to “bifurcated girls”, i.e. women in trousers. Note this isn’t the same Vanity Fair of current fame, but an earlier magazine with the...

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 22, 12:26 AM

Fascinating, and lots of images.

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Antique Up-Skirt Action

Antique Up-Skirt Action | Sex History | Scoop.it
Who doesn't like a company that preaches values while looking up a lady's skirt? After complaining about Uncle Sam's tax, ye olde Day & Night tobacco company wants you to get your money's worth...

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 16, 2:28 PM

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Authentic Antique LGBTQ Lesbian Interest Crossdressing 4 Women 2 Couples in Drag Forbidden Love Real Photo Postcard RPPC Divided Back UNUSED

Authentic Antique LGBTQ Lesbian Interest Crossdressing 4 Women 2 Couples in Drag Forbidden Love Real Photo Postcard RPPC Divided Back UNUSED | Sex History | Scoop.it
Antique real photo postcard showing 2 couples cozying up to one another -- only it is 4 women, with 2 of the women dressed in suits, ties,

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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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Cult of the Spankers: the X-rated artists who turned Times Square into smut central

Cult of the Spankers: the X-rated artists who turned Times Square into smut central | Sex History | Scoop.it
US authorities tried to ban them, but a gang of artists, models and writers made a living from dirty books sold under-the-counter in 1950s New York. Enter a world of Raw Dames and superheroes

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Charming Pornographic Photographs of French Prostitutes from the 1930s

Charming Pornographic Photographs of French Prostitutes from the 1930s | Sex History | Scoop.it
I talked to collector Alexandre Dupouy about a cache of pictures donated by an anonymous photographer.
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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, 2:29 AM

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

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Women Admiring Nylon Stockings in 1940s (& LGBTQ History)

Women Admiring Nylon Stockings in 1940s (& LGBTQ History) | Sex History | Scoop.it

Fun fact: Though being gay in the 40s sucked, being gay in the military was easier, and pretty common. There were apparently, at one point in time time so many lesbians in the military that when they tried to crack down on it, the girls wrote back and said “Look I can give you the names, but you’ll lose some of your best officers, and half your nurses and secretaries.” And they pret...


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Zelda Fitzgerald dies in hospital blaze - Appalachian History

Zelda Fitzgerald dies in hospital blaze - Appalachian History | Sex History | Scoop.it
Late on the night of March 10, 1948, a fire started in a kitchen of the main building of Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. Spreading rapidly through a dumbwaiter shaft, flames reached every floor, and, in spite of efforts by hospital staff and local fire fighters to evacuate everyone from the building, nine patients …
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15 Things Women Shouldn’t Do On Their Periods, According to Ancient Science

15 Things Women Shouldn’t Do On Their Periods, According to Ancient Science | Sex History | Scoop.it
Considering how many chores women of yore were supposed to ditch during that time of the month, they could've really played up menstrual taboos to their benefit, making menstruation into a welcome monthly vacation when ladies could retreat to their…Read more ›
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The Etiquette Collection:  Fine and Antique Etiquette Books

The Etiquette Collection:  Fine and Antique Etiquette Books | Sex History | Scoop.it

We specialize in books and other artifacts on the subjects of manners, etiquette, charm, poise, personality, women, the home, rudeness, civility and related topics.

 

If there is a title you are searching for, or if you have items you wish to sell, please feel free to contact us


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Slut-Shaming, Eugenics, and Donald Duck: The Scandalous History of Sex-Ed Movies

Slut-Shaming, Eugenics, and Donald Duck: The Scandalous History of Sex-Ed Movies | Sex History | Scoop.it
After excusing herself from the dinner table, the 13-year-old girl begins to shout, her excited voice ringing through her family’s Mid-Cen...
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Photo taken in 1930 of a famous and luxurious brothel in Paris that is now a photography gallery

Photo taken in 1930 of a famous and luxurious brothel in Paris that is now a photography gallery | Sex History | Scoop.it

The name of the Bordello was le Chabanais and it was no back-alley hotel. “The Chabanais was practically a national monument. It was listed as a site to see by the travel agencies,” says Madame Canet who began compiling and selling old erotic photos at the Paris flea market after giving up her career as a cabaret artist.


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Erotica galore at London’s first study of sex show

Erotica galore at London’s first study of sex show | Sex History | Scoop.it
Scientific discovery mingles with stimulation in Britain's first exhibition about the study of sex, with pioneering sex aids, ancient phallic charms, and even a chair credited with inducing orgasms.
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A brief history of the birth control pill - The pill timeline | Need to Know | PBS

A brief history of the birth control pill - The pill timeline | Need to Know | PBS | Sex History | Scoop.it
Take a look back through the history of the birth control pill.

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, November 17, 2014 2:05 PM

A Podcast on Tablet Magazine about Jonathan Eig's book, "The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution" was enlightening. 
Here I'd been thinking it was my friend Harry's father Max de Winter (1920-2012) who created "De Pil", to discover the Americans were just a bit ahead of the Netherlands. 
De Winter survived Auschwitz thanks to his technical skills in a Siemens factory. Post WWII he worked as scientist for pharmaceutical company Organon in Oss, NL. 

After Syntex produced The Pill in the U.S., approved by the FDA in 1957 to treat menstrual disorders, and in 1960 as contraceptive, we Dutch got our own Lyndion® in 1962 thanks to the Winter and his team. My "Dolle Mina" (feminist) mother took pride in getting De Pil covered by health insurance, just in time for her daughter to benefit.

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Transgender Pioneer Leslie Feinberg of Stone Butch Blues Has Died

Transgender Pioneer Leslie Feinberg of Stone Butch Blues Has Died | Sex History | Scoop.it
She was a pioneer in trans and lesbian issues, workers rights, and intersectionality long before anyone could define the phrase. Her partner, Minnie Bruce Pratt, and family offered us this obituary.

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Note to anti-prostitutionists: Sex worker movements are nothing to sneer at

Note to anti-prostitutionists: Sex worker movements are nothing to sneer at | Sex History | Scoop.it
Laura Agustin debunks lies told about her and the history of a whole social movement in favour of sex worker rights by a fundamentalist Swedish feminist.
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George Bernard Shaw On #Censorship, #Sexwork, & #Feminism

George Bernard Shaw On #Censorship, #Sexwork, & #Feminism | Sex History | Scoop.it

The very real economic component of gender disparity, of how male privilege affects women, continues to be heard in serious talks about modern sex work and feminism today. The issue of censorship limiting discussions of the same — as well as discussions and depictions of truth, sexuality, and other taboos — also continues.

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Commemorating 1916 with "drunk Canadians in London, the police who impersonated them, and the women who sold sex in the bars that they frequented"

Commemorating 1916 with "drunk Canadians in London, the police who impersonated them, and the women who sold sex in the bars that they frequented" | Sex History | Scoop.it

The world has just commemorated the 100th annivesary of the beginning of the First World War. While most historians have come to categorize the war as, in the words of Richard Evans, ‘the seminal catastrophe of the entire period’, ideologically driven government officials and some military historians insist that the war was a triumph of good over evil, and a resounding victory for Britain and its allies. Many controversies have therefore arisen about who, what, and how to commemorate, and about the very nature of the war itself.


In this post, I’ve chosen to commemorate some drunk Canadians in London in 1916, the police who impersonated them, and the women who sold sex in the bars that they frequented. With a title like this, of course I want to entertain. But I also want to argue that the sexual history of war lies at the very heart of the history of war itself.

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