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E.J. Bellocq's mysterious and beautiful portraits of New Orleans prostitutes, ca 1912

E.J. Bellocq (1873-1949) remains an ambiguous figure in history. Following his death in 1949, eighty-nine glass plate negatives of portraits of female prostitutes from New Orleans’ Storyville district were found in his desk. All of the images were taken circa 1912. -Fraenkel Gallery [ Link ]
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03/22/2017 at 00:23. Facebook
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'Hi Stranger' Is A Weird, Relaxing And Life-Affirming Video You Need To Watch Right This Second
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03/21/2017 at 00:25. Facebook
John Wayne and his first wife Josephine Saenz, 1932
Please stay safe (and sexy) during the winter storm! The museum will be closed today (3/14).

Pierre et Gilles, Dans Le Port Du Havre, 1998.
Her photographs range from the marginal to the mainstream, capturing things that are invisible to the rest of us.

Catherine Opie, All-American Subversive
“A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints” opens today, March 10, at Japan Society Gallery Gallery!

Japan’s liberal sexual attitudes of the 17th and 18th century coursed through its art and literature. Through exquisite woodblock prints, including shunga erotica, #AThirdGender brings to light the little known ‘wakashu,’ male youths who were love interests for both men and women.

A Third Gender: Gallery: Programs: Japan Society
Annie Garau of All That Is Interesting takes you on a tour of the Museum of Sex, investigating the history behind the artifacts in the article below!

What Your Ancestors' Porn Looked Like And Why That Matters Now
A study in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior found that Americans had sex an average of nine fewer times in 2014 than they did 15 years ago.

It’s Not Just You. Americans Are Having Less Sex.
In honor of International Women's Day:

Ana Mendieta depicted goddess figures throughout her oeuvre in a variety of media, including leaves, fire, earth and, as in this piece, a rock wall carving that has been photographed. Like many artists in the 1970s, Mendieta was interested in the feminist reclamation of goddess imagery and the idea of a...
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The adult website Pornhub has launched an education website offering advice on how to enjoy a healthy and happy sex life.

Adult website Pornhub launches sex education service
Carla Gannis, The Garden of Emoji Delights, 13ft x 7ft, 2014
Josephine Baker by Luis Ramon Marin, 1930.
"When researchers taught capuchin monkeys how to use money, it didn’t take long for one of the male monkeys to offer a female one of the coins in exchange for sex..."

Treating Sex Work as Work
Leigh Bowery: Session 3, Look 14, 1990 by Fergus Greer.
Nastassja Kinski as Jane in 'Paris, Texas,' directed by Wim Wenders, 1984.
Marie Høeg (1866-1949) had short cropped hair. Bolette Berg (1872-1944) kept hers long. Marie was short. Bolette was taller. They were known to the people of Horten, a busy naval port in Norway, as the two ladies who ran the photography studio called Berg & Høeg. They made their living taking port...

The ‘private’ photographs of Marie Høeg and Bolette Berg: Questioning gender roles circa 1900
Check out this March film series at Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn.


The films in this series attempt to eschew the usual trappings of sex work as portrayed in cinema (especially narrative cinema) by a adopting a neutral documentary-style approach, even as they all contain staged elements. Each film is, to varying extents, a hybrid of the...
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Marie Antoinette's porcelain breast milk cup, Rambouillet, 1788