Category: sex

Classified advertisements offering abortions and abortifacients in euphemistic terms, from the New York Herald, December 9, 1841, and the New York Sun, December 15, 1841.


Singing the Lesbian Blues in 1920s Harlem


When Being a Lesbian Was Profitable, For Men


“I think the truth is that if you really care about the quality of somebody’s life as much as you care about the quality of your own, you have it made.“ 

~ Edith Windsor (1929 – 2017)


Photographs of drag queens (and 1 king) before it was safe to be out and proud. (Via Dangerous Minds)

Happy Pride month from Gay Bob—the first openly gay and anatomically correct doll, 1977.

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Be safe out there… <3

Getting It On: The Covert History of the American Condom

Japanese katana with silver hilt and scabbard, featuring erotic scenes, circa 20th century.

from Mayfair Gallery

The Groundbreaking Kitsch Cowboy Art of George Quaintance, circa 1940s and ’50s.

(Via Messy Nessy Chic)

Bronze butt plug, China, 2nd century BC – 2nd century AD