Spectacular eBay find -- rare collector's portfolio of artful nudes published at the ascent of the Edwardian era, when the lusty liberal and socially progressive King Edward VII helped bring sex out of his mother Victoria's closet.
This book really tried to appeal to everyone, with mythological fantasy scenarios, abduction themes, bisexual and lesbian themes, centaurs (!!), and a full gallery of male nudes for gentlemen with a lavender pursuasion.
(note: the book title says children are included in the volume too but the vendor wisely did not publish any. Victorian adults only in pix below.)
Egyptian themes were all the rage in decorative arts and architecture in 19th c. Europe, after the 18th c. Napoleanic expedition to Egypt yielded vast exotic treasures. "Egyptomania" reigned until the 1930s or so. This photo was likely shot some time between 1915-1923.
You know I don't get out much. Sometimes I myself wonder if I'm just a figment of my Internet imagination. So if you're in the SF or Chicago areas and want to see me, get me to sign stuff, or throw yourself at my feet, put me on your calendar and we'll both find out if I'm real.
Paddles is not another trendy table tennis emporium, but a “safe space” to live out erotic fantasies, specifically BDSM (bondage/discipline, domination/submission, sadism/masochism), OTK (over the knee; in other words, spanking), and an alphabet soup’s worth of other sexual practices that, until recently, have gone largely unnoticed and undiscussed by the mainstream world.