Vintage Erotica
May 30, 2003 1:13 PM   Subscribe

In The Rain boasts a huge collection of vintage erotica; beautiful, artful poses of women you won't see in Maxim anytime soon. The appeal of Vintage Sex is ephemeral, but we've been making erotica long before cameras; since the beginning of civilization, really. (Should really go without saying that none of these links are safe for work.)
posted by headspace (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
awesome post. pornokrates was an instant bookmark for me.

thx.

[this is good]
posted by fishfucker at 1:24 PM on May 30, 2003


Is this advertising for the 'In the Rain' cd-rom?
posted by four panels at 1:24 PM on May 30, 2003


Well, it worked.
posted by four panels at 1:26 PM on May 30, 2003


but, you know, its a real shame that "erotica" really means "nude females." some things never change.

that said, i have nothing against nude females. or vintage erotica, for that matter.
posted by oog at 1:27 PM on May 30, 2003


Four Panels: It's not- I dunno who runs the site, I just happen to like it. (Let me know if the CD is good, will ya?)Oog: Hit the links for Pornokrates, Vintage Sex, and Solomon's Refuge- there's a lot more than just naked women there. ;)
posted by headspace at 1:29 PM on May 30, 2003


Be carefull what you buy. Poor Pee Wee (paul reubens) was charged with a misdemeanor for having some under age nudes in his newly purchased vintage collection.

"The city attorney charged Reubens with a misdemeanor after a police search of his Los Angeles home allegedly turned up images of children among a vast erotica collection.

Reubens said he had purchased the collection from a dealer and was unaware that it contained anything improper."

posted by tomplus2 at 1:54 PM on May 30, 2003


that said, i have nothing against nude females.

Neither do I. But I hope to.
posted by soyjoy at 2:06 PM on May 30, 2003


Is this advertising for the 'In the Rain' cd-rom?

Damnit, this is starting to piss me off.
posted by Hildago at 3:02 PM on May 30, 2003


What?
posted by Wood at 4:06 PM on May 30, 2003


that said, i have nothing against nude females.

Neither do I. But I hope to.


Soyjoy, you are hereby charged under cliche misuse article 37 specifically the 'If I told you you had a beautiful body would you hold it against me' clause.
posted by jamespake at 4:07 PM on May 30, 2003


Actually, I believe soyjoy is exempt from indictment. As soyjoy's gender is indeterminate, they could use the "well, it might be two women with beautiful bodies and ... and ... they might KISS" clause provided in article 69.

Oh, and [this is cool]. Thanks.
posted by WolfDaddy at 4:19 PM on May 30, 2003


WolfDaddy, if you read my comment you'll notice that I made no assumptions about gender, sexuality or eating habits (for that matter). The charge stands.
posted by jamespake at 4:36 PM on May 30, 2003


but, you know, its a real shame that "erotica" really means "nude females." some things never change

I just wonder why it should be considered erotica. Are all nudes to be considered erotica? Can images of the human form not be seperated from sexual desire?
posted by moonbiter at 5:31 PM on May 30, 2003


Can images of the human form not be seperated from sexual desire?

Not really. I doubt it anyway.

People will say that "nudes" are art, whereas "naked pictures" are pornographic. The difference is merely technical skill and aesthetic genius. Titian painted pictures of rich people's mistresses and wives, to be hung in their bedrooms. Gosh, I wonder what they were used for? Now we hang them in galleries, try to pretend that the Venus of Urbino is touching her crotch for purely academic purposes.
posted by Hildago at 6:08 PM on May 30, 2003


Thanks Hidalgo. I'll never look at Venus the same...
posted by letitrain at 7:26 PM on May 30, 2003


To us, this is quaint. Twee, even.

To our great-grandfathers, this was megaporn.
posted by kozad at 7:35 PM on May 30, 2003


Which follows porn today will someday be quaint .. frightning.
posted by stbalbach at 9:17 PM on May 30, 2003


Thanks, this is good.
I particularly Aubrey Beardsley's illustrations to Lysistrata.
posted by plep at 11:36 PM on May 30, 2003


Should really go without saying that none of these links are safe for work.

Unless you're the editor of Scarlet Letters.
posted by hairyeyeball at 12:23 AM on May 31, 2003


stbalbach: how does that follow? i foresee a return to Victorianism in oh, about a hundred years.
posted by Big Fat Tycoon at 2:36 PM on May 31, 2003


jamespake, you are hereby charged under article 42, which clearly prohibits "any action taken that, directly or indirectly, results in an obstruction in the execution of, or attempted execution of, lesbian acts of any sort"
posted by cohappy at 12:29 AM on June 1, 2003


here're some vintage male nudes! dunno if it's "erotica" :D
posted by kliuless at 8:33 AM on June 1, 2003


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