Explore vintage magazines and films through timeless pieces from our archives.
Sex Magic of the Sensual Sorceress
All the wild witches, those most noble ladies,” wrote W. B. Yeats, a prescient Irish poet must have unwound a cingulum or two before we thought to do so. And judging from the undraped magnificence of this most charming sorceress, witches are not the hawk-nosed hags that we once were taught to shun.
1970s Celebrity Ass
It is a funny thing, but celebrity ass wasn't that big in the 1970s. The celebrities that had them were certainly famous for them, but over all it was a breast man's world. The Jerry Seinfeld ass man was the anomaly. Most celebrities were less inclined to flaunt their best asset, and it would be decades before Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian mad ass big, or big ass depending on how you look at it. Back in the 1970s celebrity ass was less popular than 1970s celebrity boobs. But there were always the exceptions to the rule.
What Sex Was Like in Ancient Rome
You've probably seen some sort of televised version of what sex was like in ancient Rome, since every film or TV series set in that era seems to give us gore and nudity by the plenty. But that hardly means that the erotic practices we've seen on our screens are accurate representations of how the Roman's got busy—and maybe, like us, you've found yourself wondering from time to time what sex was like in times gone by.
Donald Trump Playboy Interview
Before the master of hype cemented himself as the master of politics and changed the Republican party forever, he was a lot like every other flamboyant, self-aggrandizing hustler, who happened to be a billionaire. In 2015, he evolved into something that only Mr. Trump himself could have predicted, and he did so. Envisioning himself as president in an iconic Playboy interview in March 1990, while not his priority, was certainly on the table. Ironically enough, he predicted that it would be on the Democratic ticket.
Things to Put on Your Sex Bucket List
When you have that one person you love and can do almost anything with there is nothing you won't do, including doing things to help your sex life evolve. There are many things you can put on a 'sex bucket list' that will help your sex lives more exciting, pleasurable, and infinitely amazing, while strengthening your relationship and increasing your intimacy. Having sex should never be routine or the same old same old, it should be something fun and worthy of exploring beyond limits and imagination. Living in our modern era we are luck enough to have all sorts of materials that can point us in the right direction–like magazines, videos, the internet– that help make it a breeze to find things to put on that sex bucket list of yours. So what are you waiting for? Open up your mind, indulge your sense of curiosity and set out on a sexual adventure – maybe you will even discover you're into more kinkier stuff than you thought.
Vintage Sexist Dating Advice
We say ‘vintage sexist dating advice’ because a lot has changed over the last six or seven decades. We don’t experience an overload of advice that objectifies women and presents them as less significant, intelligent or capable than men. In fact, there are very few women who are referred to as ‘house wives’ these days because most women work and earn just as much, if not more than their partners. In many respects, the relationship dynamic in a relationship has changed. There are stay at home dads, who cook, clean and raise the children. There are couples who split a bunch of the daily housework and tend to reject traditional gender roles, whether on purpose on accident. But we can't value where we are if we don't look at where we've been, starting with vintage sexist dating advice.
Vintage Rules for Being a Lady
It worked then, and it still works. The rules for being a lady are as much applicable today as they were decades ago. That's not to say, there is not an appeal to the crass biker chicks making their daily appearance on social media GIFs. But there is something grand and sexy about the sophisticated lady that never goes out of style. Maybe it is more fun thinking about taking your clothing off, when you are actually wearing clothing to begin with. Problem is, in a "me" generation obsessed with instant gratification, no one wants to take the time to read the rules. So read the vintage rules for being a lady and get current with what real men are into.
'Paris is Burning' Inspired LGBTQ Culture in America
Recently certain words like “yas” or “queen”, “shade”, “read” and “realness” have become popular sayings in everyday life-speak of most millennials. It’s on our favorite TV shows, strewn throughout social media, on podcasts - you name it, these words all over the place. Most people think this slang came from TV shows like Broad City and Real House Wives of Atlanta or a certain viral YouTube video of a girl screaming “YAAASSS GAGA you look so good!” but sorry people, they did not! Those words originated from one of the most influential LGBTQ documentaries from 1990 called Paris is Burning directed by Jennie Livingston. Thanks to this cutting edge and way before its time film, today many people, including young LGBTQ and heterosexual people alike, are able to embrace and learn about Queer culture in its most rawest form. The documentary exists as a relic of the ballroom scene, which today very much still exists, just not in the same way as it once did.
Brothels in Art
Prostitution and art got a similar start. They both went hand in hand with religion. While painters and sculptors were portraying the gods, prostitutes were serving the gods in religious sanctuaries. The oldest recorded brothel was attached to the temple of the Sumerian deity Anu. The inmates, watched over by a Sumerian madame, were dedicated to the cult of Anu's lustful daughter, Ishtar, and the proceeds from their “holy” activities went to the priests of the temple. This would seem like the perfect setup for artists, merging two of their most popular themes: sex and religion. But the Sumerians stuck chiefly to religion and left sex and the servants of Ishtar out of their art.
History of Erotic Inventions
A technological age that sends men to the moon and drains gas from the seabeds—among other feats—shows a surprising lack of invention in enriching the intimate life of 20th century man. H. G. Wells, if he were to peruse the catalogues of the Western world's proliferating sex shops, would be appalled at the scant originality revealed. In both hardware (metal and wooden tools of sex) and software (creams and stimulants) the century offers strikingly little that is genuinely new. The only important exception was the electric vibrator, named by the Danish sexologists Sten & Inge Hegeler as the No. 1 must for the erotic couple. The vibrator must be accorded the palm as the 20th century's principal contribution to eroticism.
Unicorns as Phallic Symbols
A documentary movie about the uncharted central region of New Guinea made its rounds in the art-theater circuit many years ago. It boasted some outstanding photography, an uncommonly intelligent narration, and—since the American censor boards frown on the genitals of civilized people only—some unusually frank sequences of naked natives. One of the more memorable reels showed a tribe of savage Papuans whose penises are sheathed in long, horn-like shields, tied to their waists to resemble the erect phallus.
Jewel Box Revue
The most unexplainable phenomenon of show business in the year 1962 was the sudden increase in the popularity of that highly specialized branch of entertainment known as female impersonation. Very simply, female impersonation consists of men who dress like women, sing and dance like women, and even beguile and titillate like women. Several dozen companies of these female impersonators toured the nation's theaters and clubs, playing to record crowds.