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A vintage (1968) advertisement from Western Electric for the “Picturephone” ~ and you just know this was used for erotic fun. All communication and entertainment technology has been used for sex.

vintage telephone camera ad

Western Electric is crossing a telephone with a TV set.

What you’ll use is called, simply enough, a Picturephone set. Someday it will let you see who you are talking to, and let them see you.

The Picturephone set is just one of the communications of the future Western Electric is working on with Bell Telephone Laboratories. Western Electric builds regular phones and equipment for your Bell telephone company. But we also build for the future.

Image from The Golden Age of Advertising: The 60s; via.

Dirty Sunday Morning Church Snickers

In this article about Christian sex questions, i.e. what the Bible says about sex, there is a list of “the ten things God forbids.” Number nine is all about “obscenity and coarse jokes” ~ or, as I like to call it, “humorous irony”.

In Ephesians 4:29, Paul says, “Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth.” The Greek word for unwholesome is very descriptive and literally mans “rotten” or “decaying.” In Ephesians 5:4, the Bible warns us to avoid “silly talk” or, as it is called in some versions, “coarse jesting.” We have all been around people who can see a sexual connotation in some innocent phrase and then begin to snicker or laugh. This is wrong. However, this does not rule out appropriate sexual humor in the privacy of marriage, but rather inappropriate sexual comments in a public setting.

Using the mouths of Greeks to clarify a word while disseminating The Word is just too funny! Especially when number three on the list of God’s forbidden things is homosexuality ~ and we all know the Greeks have a history in that department. (A far better history too, I might add.)

Of course, the fact that I find this funny ~ and am blogging it in public ~ is precisely the sort of obscene and course behavior these particular Christians are talking about. But then again, I’m pretty proud of finding the sexual connotations, innuendo, and even puns in the most innocent things… Especially when I can make others snicker or laugh. In public or private.

Guess I’m going to hell.

Again.

god-loves-sex-churchBut then again, I believe in a God who loves sex.  That god, I’m pretty sure, actually exists. I know I am lucky enough to say his name every time my legs are spread.

I’m pretty darn sure that god has a great sense of humor too.

“I Don’t Know How Much Longer I Can Turn The Trick”

turn the trick

not enough to be soft

be soft attractive

i'm fading now

I don’t know how much longer I can turn the trick. It isn’t enough to be soft. You’ve got to be soft – and attractive. And I – I’m fading now.

Vivien Leigh as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). It remains one of the greatest films of all time.

Mad Men Dressing In A Rush

At first glance, this vintage (1956, if the development date is to be believed) photograph of a group of men in a hurried rush to put on their pants may make you think “Gay!” But, as Silent Porn Star reminds us, not all intimate photos of couples or groups of men are of gay men. Not even when you add in the old “post coital” cigs of the past dealio; everyone was smoking back then, and for no particular reason.  Given the satin stripe down the leg of the trousers, I suspect the men are getting dressed in their tuxes for a wedding. (The man on the left, who has a very Don Draper quality, may be removing his less snazzy slacks.) But if you prefer to fantasize about this group of vintage beefcake gettin’ it on, or that there’s a naked lady laying in a bed who took the photo, or any other scenarios, don’t let me stop you!

vintage mad men scramble

Being Sexy & Patriotic in The USA

In 1953, there was Metro Goldwyn Mayer cartoon short directed by Tex Avery about a “family” of airplanes. The animation was entitled Little Johnny Jet (soundtrack here) and it featured the Statue of Liberty giving a panty peep.

statue of liberty panty peep

The Statue of Liberty isn’t the only one willing to be titillating in the name of her country. At some point in the 60s, Annette Moore wore a red, white, and blue mini-dress over some sheer panties and lifted her leg, offering a look at more than a handful of bush beneath those sheer panties. She sure gave the red-blooded American males something to fight for ~ even if there wasn’t a war.

Annette Moore red white and blue panty peep

If you’d like to play Lady Liberty, with a hint of Lady Libertine, you can use this pattern to knit your own red, white & blue mini-dress in time for the US holiday. Just add some sheer panties with authentic vintage style to complete the look. We’re giving you plenty of time to get knitting.

red white and blue mini dress pattern to knit