Erotic depictions of women in drawing, painting, sculpture and photography from the dawn of man to the present.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Masturbating blonde Venus by Louis Icart

Here we have a blonde amusing herself for the entertainment of an unseen (virtually) gentleman, in a picture by French illustrator Louis Icart (1880-1950).  His shoes put the lady in the eighteenth century but this was probably drawn in the mid nineteen thirties.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Nineteenth century masturbating Venus

This nineteenth century lady is giving herself a good seeing to with what looks like a small rolling pin!  The striped stockings were very popular in the 1880s and 1890s.  Almost certainly French.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Masturbating Venus by David Hamilton

In fact, this is British actress Teresa Ann Savoy, most famous for appearing in Bob Guccione's Caligula (1979).  She also starred in Salon Kitty (1976), Private Vices and Public Virtues (1976) and some other Italian films and TV in the eighties before disappearing into self-imposed obscurity.  She died, at the age of 61, in Milan, in January this year, 

It is from a pictorial that appeared in French magazine Lui in August 1980.  Such an overtly sexual pose is unique in Hamilton's work and, at 25, Savoy would have been rather older than his usual models of the time.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Masturbating bedpost Venuses

Here we have three amusing pictures on the same theme; that of an enterprising lady using her bedpost as a convenient dildo.  This first one dates from 1785 and is an illustration by Borel, engraved by Elluin, for an edition of the French novel Thérèse Philosophe (1748), attributed to Jean-Baptiste de Boyer.  As is not uncommon in French erotica (see Emmanuelle) it mixes sexual content with philosophical proselytysing.  In this case. the pernicious and hypocritical attitudes of the French church to sex.  

This next one if from a German book Erotische Eskapaden, published in the mid nineteenth century.  Although the book was published in Germany, several of the plates illustrate men in British Army uniform, of the period of the Charge of the Light Brigade, so it is likely that the anonymous artist was British.  Here, for example, the lady has two military prints hanging on her wall illustrating a trooper of the household cavalry and a soldier from a highland regiment. 

Finally, we finish with a photograph from the late nineteenth century, when striped stockings, such as this, were all the rage, of a lady patently going all the way on her bedpost.  Well done, madame!

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Chronicles of Triple P: 1980: Fighting, Sulking and Provocative Beahviour

K and C's staircase at college

I have just posted the next episode of my erotic recollections in The Chronicles of Triple P, here.

Although it is less than three weeks since I posted my last Chronicle it picked up a large number of views very quickly, overtaking some much older posts. I decided to get the next chronicle published, partly because of this and partly because it really forms part two of the preceding account.

More pertinently, this one extensively features K; C and my best friend at College.  I don't keep in touch with C anymore but K does. I know this because, completely coincidentally, just after I posted the last episode K got in touch with me.  We hadn't communicated for ten years and I haven't seen her for twenty.  This was a lovely surprise (we had lost each other's emails but she found mine in an old address book), we have been happily sending emails to each other ever since and plan to meet up again in London in the next month or so.  In many ways my relationship with her was much more complex than it was with C but K was a lovely, life enhancing girl.

Amazingly, ten days later I was contacted by another girl I interacted with when I was at College.  I haven't seen her for 35 years! She will appear in a forthcoming episode.

This is my longest Chronicle so far, at over 10,000 words but I couldn't think of a way of splitting it in an appropriate place.  Much of the detail comes from a letter I wrote to my old girlfriend A.  However, I spilled ink over it while re-filling my fountain pen. so didn't send it (I had to write it out again) but kept it anyway, thankfully.