It’s no news that the topic of sex isn’t well received in most countries across the globe. That can be seen even in cultures that were historically known to be more sexually liberated like the Native societies of America. That is linked directly to the European Colonial Period and to the beliefs and values that were then appointed to its colonies and that still subsist today.
An adultery scandal almost seems quaint in these days, many miss the days when there was decorum and respect among politicians. President Clinton getting his dick sucked in the Oval Office may have been a precursor to the #MeToo movement, but Alexander Hamilton was the first politician to watch his career go up in flames over an ill-advised affair. Maria and James Reynolds would play a part in making sure that Hamilton's name was synonymous with America's very first sex scandal.
Recently presidential candidate Donald Trump went on a 3AM twitter rant which included urging his followers to check out a supposed sex tape featuring former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. In addition to once again demonstrating his low opinion of women, it also got us thinking; was Trump up late at night looking for something to say about Miss Machado, or was he perusing sites looking for celebrity sex tapes to add to his collection? Needless to say this led to a very dark mental space. After a long shower and stiff drink to get the images out of our heads we put together this list of Donald Trump’s favorite celebrity sex tapes.
Here's a little Jeopardy-style quiz. The category is “Women’s History”—if we agree, just for a moment, that women’s history is different from any other kind of history. So: “Margaret Gorman, a sixteen-year-old from Washington DC, in 1921.” If your answer is “Who was the very first Miss America?” then you win the prize; and you’ll probably know, too, that five years later “the Inter-City Beauty Pageant,” as Miss America had once been called, had come a long way, baby. Miss America 1926, Norma Smallwood, earned $100,000 in appearance fees—more than Babe Ruth made that year, or for that matter the President of the United States. (Who was Calvin Coolidge—but you knew that, I’m sure.)
In an age of hypocrisy where Donald Trump can be elected president, it is important to look back on historical conservative con men like Jimmy Swaggart. There is much to be learned from history. Perhaps one day we will see Donald Trump shed tears for his aberrant behavior. Swaggart's fall came at the hands of Prostitute Debra Murphee. But irrespective of this clearly reprehensible behavior, deplorable conservatives still believed him a man of God. Jimmy Swaggart continued his work with Jimmy Swaggart Ministries. After his televised admission he went back to work, even commenting in the newsletter from his church,
In the 1960s through to the ‘80s, locker-room talk was a heavy topic through, well, locker-rooms throughout the United States. The UK and other Western societies hadn’t quite adopted the same macho testosterone-fuelled as present in the football changing rooms, allowing the States to spearhead, coin and shape the now-controversial term into what was one of the many stereotypes of the popular subculture of ‘jocks’.
I am no Nick Denton, and Donald Trump is no Hulk Hogan, but I do have some candid fun pictures of a pair of breasts and The Donald, or as his rude, foul mouthed thug of an advisor Michael Cohen asked me to call him, “Mr. Trump.” I believe Cohen claims he is an attorney, but like the birther question, no one has seen his degree. I first found the pictures in 2012 while unpacking hundreds of boxes I acquired in what would turn out to be the best trade of my career. I had purchased the Guccione Collection, the private works of the late media magnate and artist Bob Guccione, who had once ranked as one of the wealthiest men in America.
The Clintons must have one hell of a green thumb because this is one flower that refuses to wilt. Gennifer Flowers, the former model and lounge singer who became notorious after her affair with Bill Clinton over two decades ago, is back with a vengeance. Donald Trump, never one to shy away from controversy, tweeted to his millions of followers that he would be extending an invitation to the ex-mistress to the first Presidential debate between him and Hillary Clinton. With all the dirty politics happening so far in this election, are we surprised? Not really. But who really is Gennifer Flowers, and what role does she play in this election—almost 20 years after Bill Clinton admitted to his affair with her? Flowers has said publicly she’ll accept the invitation from Donald Trump (shocking, really...) to sit in the front row of the presidential debate.
Earlier this year, Hustler mogul Larry Flynt endorsed Hillary Clinton and simultaneously labeled Donald Trump as “Mussolini with a three-inch dick”. In an age where Donald Trump appears to be the most outspoken and offensive public icon, the era of Larry Flynt’s campaign for Presidency (1980s) matched and even exceeded Trump’s blunt disregard of propriety. When comparing the two men, similarities are abundant. As businessmen, playboys (at least three wives each), candidates, and questionable hair trend-setters (not), Flynt-Trump are the dream team to compete in a battle of offensiveness.
Porn and politics have a lot in common... people get fucked and fuck each other for a living. In a world driven by primal and cut-throat instincts, someone always finds their way on top. Each hot and heavy debate features one partner desperately trying to achieve their orgasm, all while filming in front of an eager live audience, and the world. We have no choice but to watch, and they have no choice but to get off from it. Do you see a difference between porn and politics? Because after reading that, I don't.
Presidential sex scandals are as American as the bald eagle and apple pie. Before paparazzi, men of the White House could hide their scandals much more easily, but don't be fooled, these affairs have been occurring as early as Thomas Jefferson's presidency.
Our founding fathers were a muddled group, and the sex lives of our founding fathers make them much all the more so. The general public is fixated on sex in such a variety of ways, but seldom do we take the opportunity to truly consider why that is and how it impacts our perspective on both our past and present. We tend to put the founding fathers of American Democracy on a pedestal, as though they weren't people with the same needs and flaws as the rest of us. Overall, while they all had their scandals, they're not any worse than what we see in today's politicians. The sex lives of our founding fathers may have been scandalous in their time, but they're fairly run of the mill today.