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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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Unused Vivid Vintage 1940's Exemptions Draft WWll Witty Post Card

Unused Vivid Vintage 1940's Exemptions Draft WWll Witty Post Card | Sex History | Scoop.it
A vivid vintage world war 2 unused propaganda post card from 1941. The witty card reads Never mind the subtile implications, what ARE your boy

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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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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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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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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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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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I Wore An Old-Fashioned Sanitary Belt For My Entire Period, and Here Are The Gory Details

I Wore An Old-Fashioned Sanitary Belt For My Entire Period, and Here Are The Gory Details | Sex History | Scoop.it
I, like countless preteen sensations before and after me, learned many of the hard facts about puberty, periods, and breast enlargement exercises from Judy Blume’s Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret. And I, like many many other young women since the book’s 1970 publication, was completely

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“Comfort Women” Won’t Let Japan’s Conservatives Rewrite History

“Comfort Women” Won’t Let Japan’s Conservatives Rewrite History | Sex History | Scoop.it

RT @newsaboutwomen: “Comfort Women” won’t let Japan’s conservatives rewrite history http://t.co/3nwn64LdwU


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Original Vintage Playboy Bunny Costume

Original Vintage Playboy Bunny Costume | Sex History | Scoop.it
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, May 22, 2014 5:08 PM

Cuff signed by Elvis! Click for more photos.

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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.

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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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Corsets Bound To Stay Suffrage

Corsets Bound To Stay Suffrage | Sex History | Scoop.it

In part three of my research into the complicated history of corsets, women's suffrage & feminism enters the story.


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Corsets Are Too Sexy?

Corsets Are Too Sexy? | Sex History | Scoop.it

If the medial claims about corsets weren’t true, if they were as exaggerated as the corseted female form, why? Sex, of course. (Part two of my research into the complicated history of corsets.)


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What If Everything You Knew About The Corset Was Wrong?

What If Everything You Knew About The Corset Was Wrong? | Sex History | Scoop.it

Part one of my research into the complicated history of corsets. This article focuses on the so-called medical evidence of health problems & death in Victorian times from wearing corsets. (I still get a lot of flack from this series, which is in three parts.)


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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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