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NSFW Has anyone else stumbled upon the erotica of vintage porn?

Asked by Just_Justine (6448 points ) March 20th, 2010

For various reasons I have been exposed to various types of porn. After a while it became boring to me. The same old stuff over and over. Over exposure all round. Hard and crass.

I adore the naughtiness, the unexpectedness of vintage porn. Beautiful women with “real bodies”. Lot’s left to the imagination, it is in one word “erotic”. Has anyone else stumbled upon the naughty delights of retro porn? Do people understand erotica and sensual delights? What is your opinion?

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mammal's avatar

yes :)

mrentropy's avatar

Yes. And I was truly surprised that everything I had seen from the 70s and 80s had already been done as far back as the 1920s. I was also surprised at the – I guess it would be homo-eroticism and multi-racial aspects.

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jca's avatar

any links?

Just_Justine's avatar

@jca I don’t how to do that “here” thing for a link. Perhaps google vintage porn. :)

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Yes. I like Victorian erotica.

Exhausted's avatar

I have not been exposed to vintage porn other than an occasional segment in documentaries I have watched. The porn from the 70’s and 80’s had a storyline associated with it. I guess current porn has been designed to just provide the actual sex act, preventing the need to fast-forward and rewind to the sex act itself. The old porn offered a gradual build to the exciting part, making it much more interesting. Now that women are openly expressing an interest in porn, maybe they will start producing porn that appeals to the female gender. Is the vintage porn readily available on the net, like the current stuff?

CMaz's avatar

I see “retro-porn” every time I go to the beach.

Just_Justine's avatar

@exhausted yes indeed! its so naughty and rude. Love it. I prefer vintage to retro though just because it is so rude. I wish I knew how to post links here, help?

mrentropy's avatar

@Just_Justine Put the text in quotes like “saucy old porn!” then after the last quote mark put a : then paste or type the link, like :http://supersaucyvintagestuff.org

plethora's avatar

@Just_Justine Good for you. Those are cool sites. Yes, I love vintage porn. The natural bodies, no photoshopping, no hairlessness, perfectly normal bodies erotically exposed. Love it.

plethora's avatar

I gave up on today’s porn long ago. How many times can you watch the raw act of fellatio on a 19 inch penis? The first time was more than enough. Talk about photoshopping.

elenuial's avatar

Vintage porn can be as explicit as contemporary porn. It’s quite fascinating to see the trappings of a bygone era engaged in such a primal activity. There are tons of archives online, if one is interested in digging up more.

@mrentropy If only. Porn is more an indicator of what’s taboo (and thus risque and exciting) in a culture than it is of what’s acceptable. Very few people buy porn consisting only of fully adult white people doing missionary position, so far as I know.

EDIT: Also, there’s a LiveJournal community devoted to posting this stuff: http://community.livejournal.com/vintage_sex

EDIT 2: I’m particularly fond of what seem to be fin de siecle French orgies. They’re probably a couple of decades off, though. I can’t dig up a good example on this spotty internet collection (maybe later), but they’re much fun.

Ltryptophan's avatar

This is more retro but I like Brigitte Lahaie

Just_Justine's avatar

@elenuial would love to see :)

Just_Justine's avatar

@Ltryptophan there is vintage and retro there, where I posted links

Ltryptophan's avatar

@Just Justine I meant lahaie is retro.

TexasDude's avatar

I love vintage erotica, particularly early Edwardian French postcards.

I have a pretty serious flapper girl and pin up girl fetish, so I’m naturally drawn to earlier erotica, as opposed to the machine-like, dehumanized crap that passes for fap material these days.

dpworkin's avatar

I think what you call “vintage” was the normative erotica of my adolescence, but I collect erotic photographs and postcards from the 1880s through the 1950s, and I find it to be charming, lovely, genuine, not at all demeaning to women, and somehow even innocent.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

@RealEyesRealizeRealLies very funny.
I was aware of the Vargas girls and bettie page. So when I stumble across stuff older than that, I find it interesting.

mrentropy's avatar

@elenuial That’s my favorite! Just the fact that it happened at all is what I find surprising. There was a group of people who were totally okay with that, and that’s always a good start.

And I’m with @dpworkin in what he says.

talljasperman's avatar

granparents basement… they never knew why I liked spending so much time down there

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

One time I was helping a friend of mine clean out some rooms of her grandparents house and we found some old stuff. It was pretty funny actually.

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