Adult Comics Club - Largest adult comic portal on the net, the
ultimate online guide to drawn porn from vintage sex comics and artwork to sex cartoons to adult comic classics to hentai anime to extreme
comix and hard BDSM artwork.
Guido Crepax - An Italian comics artist. He is most famous for his character Valentina, created in 1965 and very representative of the spirit of the 1960s. The Valentina series of books and strips became noted for Crepax's sophisticated drawing, and for the psychedelic, dreamlike storylines, generally involving a strong dose of erotism. Also see Fantagraphics' The Complete Crepax, which will collect the entire life’s work of the Italian comics master Guido Crepax (1933–2003) in English for the first time. Also see Zizki.
Adult Performer Advocacy Committee (APAC) - Advocates to maintain and improve safety and working conditions in the adult film industry by giving adult performers organized representation in matters that affect our health, safety, and community.
Burlesque Stars - From Vegas
Retro: "Burlesque was a big part of what made Vegas, Vegas. The risque' entertainment found a home in Sin City early on
with Barry Ashton and Harold Minsky producing shows at major strip hotels by the late sixties. The Palomino Club, world famous totally nude strip club with nightly amateur
contests, had men jumping on planes to Vegas just to catch the show and return home on the red-eye.Strippers, burlesque shows and "top bananas" [burlesque comics].
Dita Von Teese - American burlesque dancer, vedette, model, costume designer, entrepreneur and occasional actress.
Erich von Gotha - Pseudonym of the British illustrator and comic book artist Robin Ray. Famous for his erotic and above all sadomasochist content. Gotha was first published in the 1980s with the English comic magazine Torrid. The strips that appeared in the first 14 issues of Torrid were published later in the French magazines YES and Bede Adult.
Erographic - Nude, fetish, glamour, cinematic, and pornographic photography.
Erotica Bibliophile - An ongoing research project on vintage erotica published
during the 19th and early 20th centuries, including: the history of erotic literature, a collection of the erotic illustrations and
drawings, and information on the publishers and artists.
Femina Potens - San Francisco venue providing LGBTQIK community with a comfortable and inviting environment to engage and learn about all facets of art, sex and gender through cutting edge art
work, literature, and media that explores one's gender, sexuality, social issues, wellness, creativity and kink.
FetHistory - Spreading the gospel of vintage fetish. Luminaries of this secret subcultural universe include: Charles Guyette, John Willie, Bettie Page, Eric Stanton, Gene Bilbrew, Irving Klaw, Leonard Burtman, Tana Louise, Edward Mishkin, Joe Shuster, Stanley Malkin, Bill Ward, and Steve Ditko. Also see Instagram page.
Good Vibrations (San Francisco) - Offers free information about sex
products, sexual activities, and sexual resources; promotes safer sex awareness; networks with sex therapists and educators nationwide;
provides sex information to local and national journalists.
Kink - Bondage, lesbian wrestling, machine fucking, slave
training, femdom, lezdom, public sex, shemale sex and electrical play.
Lingerie Football League - A women's 7-on-7 tackle American football league,
created in 2009, with games played in the fall and winter at NBA, NFL, NHL and MLS arenas and stadiums. Playing style is
full-contact and similar to other indoor football leagues. Uniforms consist of shoulder pads, elbow pads, knee pads, garters, bras,
panties, and ice hockey-style helmets with clear plastic visors in lieu of face masks. Playing style is full-contact and similar to other
indoor football leagues. Uniforms consist of shoulder pads, elbow pads, knee pads, garters, bras, panties, and ice hockey-style helmets
with clear plastic visors in lieu of face masks.
LocalSin - A cellular (mobile) application and correlative adult-social-networking website,
enabling you to 'locate & interact' with erotic partners and facilitators in your immediate, changing and real-time location. It
provides you with direct access to all imaginable erotic resources near you, and thus with a complete integrative, personalized and
interactive "Sin Map" of your current location.
Management + Artists - An international team of agents and producers
representing high caliber talent in photography, creative direction, styling and beauty. See portfolios of a dozen or so beauty and fashion
Museum of Sex (NYC) - The Museum's permanent collection of over 15,000 artifacts is
comprised of works of art, photography, clothing and costumes, technological inventions and historical ephemera. Additionally, the museum
houses both a research library as well as an extensive multimedia library, which includes 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, BETA, VHS and DVDs. From fine art to historical ephemera to film, the Museum of Sex preserves an ever-growing collection of sexually
related objects that would otherwise be destroyed and discarded due to their sexual content. Advisors such as Steven Heller, Annie
Sprinkle and June M. Reinisch, Director Emeritus for The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and
Reproduction as well as institutional collaborations with New York University's Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, New York Historical Society and the Lesbian Herstory Archives have contributed to making the Museum of Sex one
of the most dynamic and innovative institutions in the world.
Naked Girls Reading - A group of beautiful ladies who love to read naked. Naked Girls Reading began in Chicago in March 2009 as the idea of international showgirl Michelle L'amour and Franky Vivid. The idea had rolled around in their heads for a few years in different formats, but with the opening of Studio L'amour in 2008 it materialized as the perfect intimate live event.
Naked News - A newscast in which a host of beautiful women undress for a nude look at news, naked entertainment, sports, business, weather, games, movies.
Nakid - Created to widen the gaze of the art world by discovering up-and-coming underground artists, photographers, writers, musicians alike and exposing them to the masses by documenting their talent/process.
Perelli Calendar - A trade calendar published by the Pirelli company's UK subsidiary. It has become an annual publication that dates back to 1964. The calendar is famous for its limited availability, as it is only given as a corporate gift to a restricted number of important Pirelli customers and celebrity VIPs. Pictures are generally considered glamour photography including artistic nudes. Also see Wikipedia backgrounder.
Permanent Obscurity - A novel by Richard Perez: "kind of
'Thelma & Louise' exploitation/tabloid inspired story set in the East Village, NYC, a story of two down-and-out gals, both would-be
artists, who set out to make a "dirty movie" with disastrous results. "
Porn Studies - The first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic and their cultural, economic, historical, institutional, legal and social contexts. Porn Studies publishes innovative work examining specifically sexual and explicit media forms, their connections to wider media landscapes and their links to the broader spheres of (sex) work across historical periods and national contexts.
PornDig - Free sex videos for streaming view and download.
Pornokrates - Historic smut for the discerning voyeur: a collection of bawdy literature and
erotic art spanning the 15th through 19th centuries.
Punanys Playhouse - Pioneers of erotic entertainment. The Punany Poets' founder Jessica Holter has adapted the Poets' compositions into literary works, theater shows
and videos that rouse the senses and inspire the imagination.
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