I just had the great pleasure of coming upon this gorgeous vintage erotica blog, "Antique Porn, Retrosex, Vintage Erotica" (courtesy of http://halo-of-flies.tumblr.com/). There are some beautiful images to browse through and help spark that sexual fire deep within. Sex was even more taboo at the time these were taken and yet they are so powerful, ranging from sensual erotica to voyeuristic impromptu moments. Sex in history. It's the best.
I have always appreciated to art of the erotic from Anais Nin to the dirty-talking skills of Gianna Michaels. Finding these images reminded of the beauty within erotica and how just a few words--just a picture can arouse such a blush and flush the skin. Some of the most erotic moments have been found in the most unexpected places. See what tickles your fancy & browse at your leisure: http://old-white-stains.tumblr.com/
Who is your favorite erotic artist? Tell us your favorite erotica authors, directors, actors, performance artists, painters, poets--there's so much to explore! Here's a link to some erotica sites (The 1st site was a bust, but I enjoyed PonyXPress ;) : http://www.topsite.com/best/erotic
I'll leave you with the following from Audre Lorde on uses of the erotic. I love how she explains the erotic as our source and strength. This woman was PHENOMENAL. Please click on her name for her wiki link and look up her writings on the erotic. Her words are well worth it.
"There are many kinds of power, used and unused, acknowledged or otherwise. The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane, firmly rooted in the power of our unexpressed or unrecognized feeling. In order to perpetuate itself, every oppression must corrupt or distort those various sources of power within the culture of the oppressed that can provide energy for change. For women, this has meant a suppression of the erotic as a considered source of power and information within our lives...The erotic is a measure between our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. It is an internal sense of satisfaction to which, once we have experienced it, we know we can aspire. For having experienced the fullness of this depth of feeling and recognizing its power, in honor and self-respect we can require no less of ourselves.
It is never easy to demand the most from ourselves, from our lives, from our work. To encourage excellence is to go beyond the encouraged mediocrity of our society is to encourage excellence. But giving in to the fear of feeling and working to capacity is a luxury only the unintentional can afford, and the unintentional are those who do not wish to guide their own destinies.
This internal requirement toward excellence which we learn from the erotic must not be misconstrued as demanding the impossible from ourselves nor from others. Such a demand incapacitates everyone in the process. For the erotic is not a question only of what we do; it is a question of how acutely and fully we can feel in the doing. Once we know the extent to which we are capable of feeling that sense of satisfaction and completion, we can then observe which of our various life endeavors bring us closest to that fullness.
The aim of each thing which we do is to make our lives and the lives of our children richer and more possible. Within the celebration of the erotic in all our endeavors, my work becomes a conscious decision - a longed-for bed which I enter gratefully and from which I rise up empowered."
(from "Uses of the Erotic")
Thoughts? Check out the vintage erotica blog!