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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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Histories of Magic and Sexuality

Histories of Magic and Sexuality | Sex History | Scoop.it
How have perceptions of magic shaped sexuality, love, and reproduction in the past? “Bewitched,” “enchanted,” “spellbound,” “possessed” — the language of seduction and love is replete with allusions to magic. In the early modern period, magic and sexuality were deeply intertwined and there was a widespread consensus that humans were vulnerable to mysterious powers, especially…
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Chastity Belt Hysteria: Fart Humor, Fictional History, & Female Hygiene

Chastity Belt Hysteria: Fart Humor, Fictional History, & Female Hygiene | Sex History | Scoop.it
The Telegraph has a great article on the history of the chastity belt: The odd truth about ‘locking up’ women’s genitalia. As professor Albrecht Classen, author of The Medieval Ch…
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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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‘Am I Normal?’: Hilariously dated sex education film on male puberty, 1979

‘Am I Normal?’: Hilariously dated sex education film on male puberty, 1979 | Sex History | Scoop.it
‘Am I Normal?’: Hilariously dated sex education film on male puberty, 1979
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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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10 Hilariously Bad Pieces Of Retro Sex Ed Advice For Teens

10 Hilariously Bad Pieces Of Retro Sex Ed Advice For Teens | Sex History | Scoop.it
Sex ed is pretty awkward, but sex ed of the past was apparently even worse.

Parents and teachers have always been generally lousy when it comes to talking about all matters of the heart, but when came to explaining the dreaded "birds and the...
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Win an autographed copy of Gloria Brame's Naked Memory

FUNNY SEXY ESSAY CONTEST! WIN A SIGNED COPY OF NAKED MEMORY!! http://bit.ly/nakedbrame The most "liked" answer wins! My new book starts off when I learned, at age 10, that "Everyone Fucks." CONTEST QUESTION: When/how did you learn about reproduction and how did you react to the news?

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Naked Memory: Confessions of a Sexual Revolutionary, a memoir, is the latest from controversial writer/sexologist Gloria G. Brame, Ph.D.

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A Brief History of Sex Ed in America

A Brief History of Sex Ed in America | Sex History | Scoop.it

"To prevent the immense evils of self-pollution, therefore, in our boys and students ... They should always subsist on a plain, simple, unstimulating, vegetable, and water diet; and care should be taken that they do not eat too fast, and are not excessive, in quantity. They should never be kept too long a time in a sitting, confined, or inactive posture. They should never sleep on feathers."
—Sylvester Graham, Lectures on Chastity (1834)

America's recent experience with abstinence-only sex education is merely the latest chapter in our long, sometimes ridiculous (to modern eyes, anyway) history of efforts to control humankind's most basic drive.

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Teens Invent Sex!

Teens Invent Sex! | Sex History | Scoop.it

This just in: sex has been invented by the latest generation of humans. Until now, humans have reproduced via an asexual method of procreation which existed only in darkened rooms and did not require the participation of even the human releasing their reproductive spores. In this landmark event, "Millenials" have decided that young humans

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1967 Military Dating Dos and Don’ts

1967 Military Dating Dos and Don’ts | Sex History | Scoop.it

One of these titles was How to Succeed with Brunettes (1967), a film produced by the Navy that demonstrates proper dating etiquette for officers.

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Click for info and to watch!

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Oh good. Because my brain is directly attached to my hair colour.
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History of the Yoni in World Faith

History of the Yoni in World Faith | Sex History | Scoop.it

Although we do have hard and clear evidence - archeologically speaking - that the veneration of women, of the yoni, and of Goddesses have been the primal and primary form of religion around the globe, it has been the East - specifically ancient India with its Tantric teachings - where this seems to have found its most exalted and open expression.

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Also addresses this important question: Simply put, how can a woman raised in a culture that diminishes the value of and beauty of women's genitals try to move past those negative self-thoughts?

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The Biggest Sexology Breakthroughs of the Past 130 Years

The Biggest Sexology Breakthroughs of the Past 130 Years | Sex History | Scoop.it
Sexology, or the study of human sexuality, is a science at the nexus of biology, neurology, psychology and sociology. And like any science, sexology has its eureka moments. Here are some of the biggest.
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Sex Advice from a 98-Year-Old Woman

Sex Advice from a 98-Year-Old Woman | Sex History | Scoop.it
"The first time I got married was right after I graduated from prep school. I was seventeen years old--what did I know about living? Nothing. He wasn't for me but I married him anyway. I didn't know any better.
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HBO Is Mulling a New Series Inspired By Real Sex

HBO Is Mulling a New Series Inspired By Real Sex | Sex History | Scoop.it
A new version of the classic sex series will arrive in January.

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A revamp of the retro 90s show.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 5, 2013 10:08 AM

By 1990, I had already started my family; but many got their sex ed from this show, so it would be a good thing for it to return.

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A revamp of the retro 90s show.

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Study Examines Potential Evolutionary Role of “Sexual Regret” in Human Survival and Reproduction

Study Examines Potential Evolutionary Role of “Sexual Regret” in Human Survival and Reproduction | Sex History | Scoop.it

In the largest, most in-depth study to date on regret surrounding sexual activity, a team of psychology researchers found a stark contrast in remorse between men and women, potentially shedding light on the evolutionary history of human nature...

 

“Prior sex researchers have focused primarily on the emotion of sexual attraction in sexual decisions,” Buss says. “These studies point to the importance of a neglected mating emotion —sexual regret — which feels experientially negative but in fact can be highly functional in guiding adaptive sexual decisions.”

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While the regret is tied to biological imperatives, the pattern held with LGBT participants as well.

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As @Gracie Passette notes, While the regret is tied to biological imperatives, the pattern held with LGBT participants as well.


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A Brief History of Group Sex

A Brief History of Group Sex | Sex History | Scoop.it
Orgies have been happening throughout history, yet remain taboo.
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Kunyara: The Centuries-Old Sex Tradition You've Never Heard Of

Kunyara: The Centuries-Old Sex Tradition You've Never Heard Of | Sex History | Scoop.it

For many North American men, female ejaculation is one of the mysteries of female sexuality. Its origins and triggers are contested among women and sexologists, so it’s not surprising that few men can comment on it with much confidence. That was certainly my experience -- until I moved to Rwanda, a country where female ejaculation, or kunyara, as it’s known locally, is a matter of social import.

 

The tradition dates back more than a century, to the Third Dynasty of the Rwandan monarchy. The story goes that while the king was away on a military campaign, the queen demanded that a guard named Kamagere have sex with her. Kamagere acquiesced, but he was so nervous about the possible repercussions that his body trembled uncontrollably. His penis, instead of penetrating the queen, rubbed up and down against her labia and clitoris -- a technique that became known as kunyaza. The torrent of liquid or “water” the motion provoked from the queen was called kunyara.

 

The ability of Rwandan women to expel copious volumes of liquid -- more than three liters according to some estimates -- during kunyara, stems from another age-old tradition called gukuna. This custom requires girls as young as 8 to pull out or stretch the lips of their inner labia.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, September 6, 2013 10:59 PM

Some knowledge should not be lost.

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Sex, politics and the stigma over the HPV vaccine

Sex, politics and the stigma over the HPV vaccine | Sex History | Scoop.it

Comments by Michael Douglas about oral sex and HPV shines a light on a topic that has long been shamed by conservative politicians.

 

...Dr. Hilda Hucherson, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology and associate dean at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, suggested that a specific time period in social history seemed to have prompted the jump in HPV cases.

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Thinking Kink: Is BDSM Therapy "A Dangerous Method"? | Bitch Media

Thinking Kink: Is BDSM Therapy "A Dangerous Method"? | Bitch Media | Sex History | Scoop.it
One of the most resented stereotypes about BDSM is that the only person who would willingly consent to it must be “a damaged victim choosing submission as a way of healing from or processing past trauma." But what exactly is the objection to people...

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Please select your favorite sex life, is your life.

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Guest speaker compares U.S. and European sexuality

Guest speaker compares U.S. and European sexuality | Sex History | Scoop.it

Clark’s lecture focused on “Sex: Why is Europe Different?” She discussed the popular idea that Europeans are more open with their sexuality than Americans.

 

“Europeans tend to regard sex in a matter of fact way,” Clark said.

Many European couples live together, have children and only marry years later or “out of order” compared to Americans. The teenage birthrate is 15 to 19 percent compared to the United States’ 40.2 percent. Abortion rates are also lower in Europe than in America, Clark said.

 

Sex education must be taught in European schools and parents cannot pull their students out of the class. Schools provide condoms and birth control for students.

 

...Clark credited the welfare state and sexual liberation movements of Europe for the openness.

 

Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Europe saw a backlash against the church and its strict rules regarding homosexuality and pre-marital sex. After World War II, consumer societies replaced the church’s role. Women and teenagers began working, giving them a new-found independence and the birth control pill was introduced in 1961. The church could no longer respond to the changing society and church attendance fell.

 

Better welfare was also introduced. The government gave allowances to families, childcare for single women and universal healthcare.

 

“I always wondered why Europe was more liberal with sex, but the welfare state explains that,” said senior history major Kyle Mathers.

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Photo: Judy Lee Tomerlin; Playboy’s Playmate of the Month, June 1958; photographed by Edward Oppman.

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America's Pleasure Taboo

It's through the sexual union that we can reach a higher state." Jewelry Designer, Author, and Sexual Anthropologist Betony Vernon explains the importance of the sexual ceremony in the latest episode of EPIPHANY
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Birth Control's Journey Through History Starring Pillamina

Birth Control's Journey Through History Starring Pillamina | Sex History | Scoop.it

by JACQULINE M, WomenAreWatching

 

Last year, Pillamina was on a mission to make birth control with no co-pay a reality under the new health care law — and she succeeded! But despite last year’s victory, politicians and opponents of women’s health are still trying to take birth control away, inspiring Pillamina to make her triumphant return.

PIllamina has been present for almost every important moment in women’s history — access to birth control has made a huge difference for women and families both in the United States and around the world. We thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and trace PIllamina’s journey through the last 52 years. Slideshow!

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Meet A Warrior You May Not Have Heard Of: Sylvia Rivera

Meet A Warrior You May Not Have Heard Of: Sylvia Rivera | Sex History | Scoop.it
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Harlots On Bikes With Numb Genitals

Harlots On Bikes With Numb Genitals | Sex History | Scoop.it
There’s been so much written on the history of women being liberated by bicycles (there’s even a new book on the subject: Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle...
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The Bobble Head: The History and Hype of Male Masturbation « Masturbation « Sex

The Bobble Head: The History and Hype of Male Masturbation « Masturbation « Sex | Sex History | Scoop.it
Men like to jerk off. In fact, they’re really kind of good at it – when it comes to masturbation, men are inventive, thorough, and relentless.
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