Erotica

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Art and Pornography
Peckham, Morse
Book
1969
Ask Yourself... Do You Really Want More Censorship?
Feminists Against Censorship
Article
1992
Censorship is dangerous and feminists who support it are wrong-headed.
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights
Strossen, Nadine
Book
1995
Traditional explanations of why pornography must be defended from would-be censors have concentrated on censorship's adverse impacts on free speech and sexual autonomy. In contrast, Nadine Strossen fo...
Drawing the Line: Lesbian Sexual Politics on the Wall
Stewart, Susan; Blackridge, Persimmon; Jones, Lizard
Book
Eros Denied: Sex in Western Society
Young, Wayland
Book
1964
Spanning 2000 years of Western culture, Eros Denied explores the multitude of forces which through the ages have tended to suppress and pervert the sexual instincts.
The Female Body in Western Culture
Suleiman, Susan Rubin (ed.)
Book
1986
The female body has occupied a central place in the Western imagination, inspiriing both attraction and fear, seen as both beautiful and unclean, alluring and dangerous, a source of pleasure and evil....
Film as a Subversive Art
Vogel, Amos
Book
1974
Analyzes how aesthetic, sexual and ideological subversives use film to change and demystify.
Further Dialogue on Pornography: Pornography, Censorship, Sexuality
Herzig, Nancy; Bernabe, Rafael
Article
1997
The Church and right-wing groups have intensified their war on the three horsemen of immorality: abortion, gays and pornography. In the struggle against this, we have emphasized the need to oppose cen...
Interview with Ulli Diemer
Diemer, Ulli; Orchard, Jeff
Article
1990
Jeff Orchard interviews Ulli Diemer about socialism, capitalism, life, and social change.
Libraries, Erotica & Pornography
Cornog, Martha (ed.)
Book
1991
Lupercalian Valentine's Day: Whip It Good
Block, Susan
Article
2011
The tradition of honoring all-inclusive, natural LUST around February 14 pre-dates classical times when Ancient Romans celebrated the Lupercalia, an archaic festival of the now obscure old shepherd go...
Obscenity exposed
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
The police definition of 'obscenity' gets right to the crux of the question.
Porn can be good for you
Tatchell, Peter
Article
2008
While pornography can be dehumanising and exploitative, it can also be educative, liberating, empowering, fulfilling and immensely socially beneficial. It all depends on how it is made, who makes it, ...
Pornography in a Free Society
Hawkins, Gordon, and Zimring, Franklin E.
Book
1988
An examination of public policy debates about pornography in the United States in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
Pornography and the Sex Censors: A review of 'Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights,' by Nadine Strossen
Crossen, Cathy
Article
1996
The pornography debacle has driven deep wedges among feminists, and has weakened the women's movement by alienating many women who cannot relate to a perceived ethos of anti-sexuality, gender antagoni...
Revelations: Essays on Striptease and Sexuality
Dragu, Margaret, and Harrison, A.S.A.
Book
1988
A sympathetic look at a much-maligned art form.
The Secret Museum: Pornography in Modern Culture
Kendrick, Walter
Book
1988
Kendrick looks at the idea of pornography since the word was coined a century and a half ago, concentrating less on the books and pictures that have instigated battles over "pornography" than on what ...
Secret Sexual Fantasies: The Erotic Theater of the Mind
Block, Susan
Article
2013
Your fantasies are always with you, playing hide-and-seek with your perceived realities, whispering wild ideas into your inner ear, showing movies in your mind, stirring your passions mysteriously, ye...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Greenery Press
Publishes books for the sexually adventurous. Greenery Press has built an international reputation for publishing the best in responsible, sexy information about all kinds of consensual non-mainstrea...
Society for Human Sexuality
Social and educational organization whose purpose is to promote understanding and appreciation for the many forms of adult intimate relationships and consensual sexual expression.

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AMEA - World Museum of Erotic Art
Imagery concerning the act of love.
British Museum of Erotic Art
The British Museum of Erotic Art was founded in mid 2006 as a web-based museum and art gallery dedicated to erotic art. The Museum aims to show an exciting blend of contemporary, vintage and classic works with a strong emphasis o...
Museum of Sex
When the Museum of Sex first emerged on New York City's Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2002, it was without precedent in the museum world. With its inaugural award-winning exhibition, NYCSEX: How New York Transformed Sex in America, ...

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Antoniou, Laura
Laura Antoniou (born 1963) is an American novelist. She is the author of The Marketplace series of BDSM-themed novels, which were originally published under the pen name of Sara Adamson.
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty - Wikipedia article
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (1983), Beauty's Punishment (1984), and Beauty's Release (1985) are erotic novels by Anne Rice writing under the pseudonym of A. N. Roquelaure.
Eros (concept)
Eros, also called marital love, is passionate love, with sensual desire and longing. The Modern Greek word "erotas" means "Intimate Love". The term erotic is derived from eros.
The Erotic Arts
Webb, Peter
1975
Covers the uses of erotic themes in various branches of the arts at all times and in many civilizations.
Erotica
Erotica (from the Greek Eros—"desire") or "curiosa", are works of art, including literature, photography, film, sculpture and painting, that deal substantively with erotically stimulating or sexually ...
Even a 50-something with greying hair and a smallish you-know-what can be a Porn Star
How to make your own smut so it moves you where it counts
Hannon, Gerald
1998
Learning how to make a pornographic film.
Story of O
Story of O (French: Histoire d'O, is an erotic novel published in 1954 about dominance and submission by French author Anne Desclos under the pen name Pauline Réage.
The Undergrowth of Literature
Freeman, Gillian
1967
A sympathetic journey through the tangled undergrowth of literature.

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QSM - Books, Magazines and Comics
Website
Books, DVDs, magazines, and comics on SM, dominance & submission, erotic pain, and related fetishes.
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Sexuality resources: articles, websites, books.