The Evocative Power Of Erotica

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Peck and Call Girls, today’s courtesans, modern muses who provide virtual escort services via phone sex, chat, etc.? …You could call them “phone sex operators,” but they are really so much more than that; I know that as I’m lucky enough to know over half of these stunning, capricious creatures ~ known as much for their intellect as their masturbatory assistance. They, like any great sex workers, clearly know the key to arousing a man ~ from discerning gentlemen to silly cads alike ~ is via the largest, most powerful sex organ: the brain.

To wit, they recently posted a discussion about the esoteric attributes of erotica ~ with Robert, owner of Delta Of Venus. More than the old “erotica vs porn” debate, they pluck at the heart & lust strings of what makes erotica work… Tease, romance, unvarnished reality, nostalgia, connection, mystery…

Here’s a snippet from Robert:

To use maybe an unsexy term, good erotica is always putting in work, it’s gathering a momentum beyond just blood flow and pulse rate and dilated pupils. This work could be eliciting a memory for the viewer, or striking their imagination (sexual or otherwise) in just the right way, or launching a train of thought or feeling about beauty or desire or whatever. Plenty of erotica evokes contradictory emotions too – maybe arousal mixed with the unsettling or absurd, and part of the pleasure is holding those feelings together in tension.

“Arousal mixed with the unsettling or absurd”…. That lingers. I’m tempted to jump into the conversation myself; but I have written about this quite a bit before, including:

In Praise Of Vintage Porn (2012)

Why Do Modern Women Love Vintage Babes? (2004)

Articulating Thoughts On Porn (2004)

However, I will keep my eye on the Twitter conversations… You never know what will inspire a thought ~ or what other pretty pictures you’ll see!

Sunday Funnies: He Must Suffer! Femdom Coloring Book Edition

He Must Suffer! A Femdom Coloring Book by Darla Hallmark. Twenty drawings of men suffering at the hands of women in creative ways that you can color ~ or have your little submissive man do it for you.

In case you didn’t understand…

ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NOT FOR CHILDREN!!! (not for some adults either)

Via @TrailerTrashGrl.

he must suffer darla hallmark bdsm femdom coloring book

Fetish Art You Can Wear ~ If You Dare!

What’s better than sexy fetish art? Why wearable fetish art, of course! It’s like fun fetish fashions you can actually wear ~ and move in! Here’s some fantastically fun kinky wearable art from fetish & kink illustrator Siobhan. You can find these in her shop: TheThingsIDraw.

kneel bitch tee

femme fatale tank art by thethingsidraw

My favorite is the “Roses are red, Violets are blue. And soon the bruises on your butt will be too!” pencil skirt. Yes, the ass is on the back of the skirt too!

bdsm pencil skirt

kinky black pencil skirt

Merry Clitmas, Everyone!

My greedy little femdom findom friend, Angel, alerted me to these beauties from Penelopi Jones.

the clitoring clit ring

Handmade of precious metals in New York City, the collection consists of rings, pendants, and earrings. And, yes, that is a cit you are seeing ~ in fact, this jewelry is an anatomy lesson:

This provocative little anatomical form, mysterious yet oddly familiar, is a subtly stylized representation of a thing we all know, yet may know surprisingly little about. Until very recently both science and culture have misunderstood and often ignored all but the very tip of it. Our jewelry is inspired by the form of the newly rediscovered full internal clitoris. The sensitive little button at the top of a woman’s vagina is apparently just the tip of the iceberg. What lies beneath the surface is vastly more complex and fascinating. It contains eight thousand nerve endings at its tip that permeate throughout the vulva suggesting that even vaginal orgasms are technically “clitoral.” Over a lifetime a clitoris can increase in sensitivity and size seven times. The armlike appendages are the the “crura,” they form a wishbone-like shape that we like to think of as a tuning fork, a device for sending and receiving vibrational energy, possibly for exploring the resonant structure of the universe.

PenelopiJones has hand crafted these jewelry objects as a fun and elegant conversation piece to help you illustrate to your lovers and friends a greater understanding of the miraculous structure of the internal clitoris. May it serve you as a talisman for extraordinary orgasms!

And you can take 15% off of sterling silver rings and pendants until December 28th with promo code clitsmas.

Keep up with other deals and news from P on Twitter at @penelopijones.

She’s So Submissive, She’s Wrapped Around Your Finger

The Melody Ring is handmade in Italy, and features a blonde woman with a ball gag in her mouth.

female submissive ball gag ring

From the translated Italian listing:

This item is entirely by handmade.
Based polymer clay modeled and carved, acrylic colors handmade painted, crystallizing paint waterproof.
Metal ring nickel free (antiallergic, responsibility is the producing Benox Italy), fabrics and lace vintage, 100% Cotton.

handmade blonde melody bdsm ring

melody ring

Gay Men Like Different Things

To some extent the erotica for gay men does work for straight women. Even the size of his cock is a fantasy for some. (Fantasy, not reality). This image goes beyond my style. Beyond anything I think practical or possible without the addition of shaving cream or some other illusion to make it look like a human male could ejaculate that much. It must be a male fantasy, not just gay men. So that was interesting today. I never know what interesting ideas I will find here and there.
Source: Jotto – Juicy dealings | www.gaycamp.net

Here’s Looking At You, Vanessa del Rio

If you’re a fan of Vanessa del Rio and her films, you should know that the legend is auctioning off memorabilia from her fabulous career. (She will personally autograph the items for the buyers as well.) Here are but a few of the fab finds currently available. (Before you get lost in looking, note the following: More on Vanessa here. And, hey, Vanessa del Rio has an active Twitter account!) Tip via A Slip Of A Girl.

classy vanessa del rio in fur

vintage classic vanessa del rio in panties

classic porn poster girls usa vanessa del rio samantha fox

peek a boo vanessa del rio nylons

vanessa del rio art by steve harris

steve harris art vanessa del rio nude in stockings

vanessa del rio in bondage stockings boots

busty vanessa del rio corset stockings nude

Beauty Is Skin Deep… (An Ugly History Lesson)

According to this vintage WWII propaganda poster, beauty is but a mask covering hideous venereal disease.

WWII venereal disease propaganda poster

Because I’ve written a lot this week, here’s a quick, link-laden, bullet point list of things I was reminded of when I saw this poster:

* Primarily, what we call “beautiful” (symmetry, clear skin, long hair, etc.) is rather an attraction to key health indicators. While STDs can exist & be transmitted before “ugliness” occurs (especially in women because the symptoms are often less visible ~ hence one of Eddie Murphy’s controversial AIDS jokes in 1983 “What’s next, I guess you just put your dick in it and explodes!”), if a woman’s STI had done this much damage, a mask wouldn’t help.

* As today, women were largely blamed for STDs during WWII ~ including by the military. The more beautiful you were, the more promiscuous you were assumed to be ~ and therefore the more disease you hid behind your mask. (You can change “were” to “are” for today’s slut-shaming, women-blaming culture.)

* Because being gay was a mental illness back then, the US government didn’t believe it had gay soldiers to worry about. If & when they magically appeared, they were easily, umm, discharged by reason of mental defect. This is yet another reason women were blamed for the spread of VD. But, gay or not, in WWII or not, men do have sex with other men.

All that aside…

This poster begs the question: If she agrees to keep her mask on, will you, dear soldier, keep your condom on?

Vintage poster, for sale here, found via DPopTart, here.

PS If you want to be grossed out by STI history, read this.