Category: Slideshow

Amazon Accepted New Cover for “SenSexual: A Unique Anthology” Volume one

Amazon had originally blocked the sale of Volume one because of ‘content’ violation. When I enquired as to specific violation they said the cover. Shall write a story about these photos, since they were part of a scandalous book published in 1969. Sadly, life hasn’t progressed much in terms of erotica in the U.S.

Free Sex Toy Designs for Your 3D Printer – MakerLove

The Erotic Literary Salon-Live was the place to be last night. Monica Day’s reading saw the Salon’s first standing ovation, Murmuration a classical music ensemble wowed the audience with their improvisational performance. You had to be there. Please don’t miss the next one, March 19th. Press Release to be posted next week.

News: the rise of affordable 3D printers is sparking a boom in demand for personalised sex toys that can be ordered online or printed at home.

Excerpts from article:

A raft of new companies are springing up to cater for the growing market for toys that can be customised according to taste and fabricated on domestic printers, preventing the potential awkwardness of receiving items in the post.

“The world of 3D-printed sex toys is growing rapidly and every day more and more brands pop up,” says designer Jelle Plantenga of Dutch “gentlemen’s jewellery” brand Velv’Or, which offers printed nylon products for men (top image). “It has the potential to grow very big”.

“I think the future holds a lot for this industry,” agrees Tom Nardone, founder of New York-based Makerlove, a site that offers vibrator designs that can be downloaded for free. “It’s definitely growing; it’s sort of a phenomenon. People want to avoid the embarrassment of getting these things in the mail.”

(MakerLove.com provides, free of charge, a large variety of sex toy designs you can print with a 3-D printer, or Maker. Since 1998 our group has been helping people avoid embarrassment and Makers will help that cause. You see, when people have the ability to make things privately, we suspect they will choose to make certain items without telling anyone else. Sex Toys and personal items seem rather high up on that list. So we have formed a website to capture and share designs for these personal products. MakerLove.com may revolutionize the sex toy industry or it may not, we are not sure. Regardless, we will be a free resource for people who want the freedom to privately own their own pleasure.) http://makerlove.com

http://www.dezeen.com/2013/01/25/cheap-3d-printers-fuel-sex-toy-boo/

 

 

 

The World’s Oldest Pornography

Prehistoric pornography: Chinese carvings show explicit copulation – Slate Magazine article.

Excerpts below:

 

The Kangjashimenji Petroglyphs

Excerpts:

Prudes shouldn’t go into archeology. The patina of antiquity may make a carved ivory phallus, Venus figurine, or vulva painting on a cave wall priceless, communicating to us from a mute, distant past. But transplant those images to the modern world and you get dildos, Playboy, and Georgia O’Keefe. Still, most prehistoric erotic art is abstract, disembodied. It doesn’t explicitly depict sex-crazed ancients screwing their brains out for fun and fertility.

But one little-known, mysterious archaeological site does. The Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs are bas-relief carvings in a massive red-basalt outcropping in the remote Xinjiang region of northwest China. The artwork includes the earliest—and some of the most graphic—depictions of copulation in the world….

Viktor Mair, a professor of Chinese language and literature at the University of Pennsylvania and one of the foremost experts on the mummies, writes that SRC5 was “a forest of phalluses and vulvas … blanketed in sexual symbolism.” The torpedoes were phallic symbols marking all the female graves, while the “oars” marking the male burials represented vulvas. Many female burials contained carved phalluses at their sides, and the mound also contained large wooden sculptures with hyperbolized genitalia. “Such overt, pervasive attention to sexual reproduction is extremely rare in the world for a burial ground,” …

Academic article discusses the unique Kangjiashimenji petroglyphic tableau,which illustrates an intense  and ancient fertility ritual.

http://csen.org/Articles_Reivews/Kangjiashimenji%20/Kanj-Text/Kanj.html 

 

‘Baby Dolls’ of Mardi Gras: A Fun Tradition with a Serious Side

NPR presented this story today, it is a must read for all those who enjoy the Mardi Gras tradition of New Orleans.

Excerpts:

…”The baby dolls are a group of African-American men and women [who are] carnival maskers,” says Kim Vaz, dean at Xavier University. “They would dress up on Mardi Gras day in short satin skirts, with bloomers, and they would have garters.”

Vaz, who has written a new book about the baby dolls, says the tradition dates back to 1912, when Jim Crow was the law of the land in the South. It all started in New Orleans’ red-light district, which itself was divided along racial lines. The Storyville area, where the sex industry was legal, was for white customers; black customers had to go a few blocks away where prostitution was illegal, but allowed.

This 1942 photo provided by the Louisiana State Museum shows Gold Digger Baby Dolls, one of the neighborhood groups that adopted the "baby doll" costumes.

This 1942 photo provided by the Louisiana State Museum shows Gold Digger Baby Dolls, one of the neighborhood groups that adopted the “baby doll” costumes.

State Library of Louisiana/AP

“[It was] another manifestation of how Jim Crow worked to disenfranchise black people, even in the most sordid of industries,” Vaz says.

Between these two red-light districts, there was a kind of rivalry. One year the women in the black district heard that their counterparts in Storyville were going to dress up for Mardi Gras; they decided they needed to come up with some good costumes to compete.

“And they said, ‘Let’s just be baby dolls because that’s what the men call us. They call us baby dolls, and let’s be red hot,’ ” Vaz says.

Calling a woman “baby” had just made its way into the popular lexicon, with songs like “Pretty Baby” written by New Orleans native Tony Jackson. There was, however, something subversive about black sex workers dressing this way….

Read more:

http://www.npr.org/2013/02/16/172165237/the-baby-dolls-of-mardi-gras-a-fun-tradition-with-a-serious-side