Sexually-Explicit Materials

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Ask Yourself... Do You Really Want More Censorship?
Feminists Against Censorship
Article
1992
Censorship is dangerous and feminists who support it are wrong-headed.
Drawing the Line: Lesbian Sexual Politics on the Wall
Stewart, Susan; Blackridge, Persimmon; Jones, Lizard
Book
Flaunting It!
Jackson, Ed; Perksy, Stan (eds.)
Book
1982
An anthology of articles spanning the first decade of the Canadian gay liberation periodical, The Body Politic.
Libraries, Erotica & Pornography
Cornog, Martha (ed.)
Book
1991
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...
Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism
McCaskell, Tim
Book
2016
A political memoir by a leading gay rights and AIDS activist.
Radical Digressions 1
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1973
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 ...
The Sexuality of Men
Metcalf, Andy; Humphries, Martin
Book
1985
Essays on aspects of male sexuality.
Women Against Censorship
Burstyn, Varda
Book
1985
Essays which argue that women have nothing to gain by allying themselves with anti-feminist forces and mainstream politicians. The contributors say that censorhip will be used against feminists who se...

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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...
Sexsources.ca
A web portal featuring sexuality resources: articles, websites, books. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools ma...

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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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alt.sex
alt.sex is a Usenet newsgroup that was popular in the 1990s.
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.
7 Places to Find Porn You Actually Like
2016
It's not hard to find porn online, but it is hard to find good porn online. The mainstream industry tends to produce a lot of wham-and-bam content, and while that might sell, there are a whole lot of ...

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SexSources.ca
Website
A web portal featuring sexuality resources: articles, websites, books. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools ma...