A Primer in Erotica

Posted: December 23, 2011 in Calendar, Picture of the Day
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Depictions of a sexual nature are as old as civilization with depictions such as the Venus figurines and rock art dating to prehistoric times. In the US, for the longest time, we operated under the “Roth Standard”. That was; “Whether to the average person applying contemporary community standards, the dominant theme of the material, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest”. Because of that, pornography in the 1940s and 1950s focused on athletic men or bodybuilders in statuesque poses. They were generally young, muscular, and with little or no visible body hair. Those pictures were sold in physique magazines, also known as beefcake magazines, allowing the reader to pass as a fitness enthusiast.
I have several of these magazines Strength and Fitness was one of the first with any color. Although it carried articles about fitness and working out, you could also order full prints of the models or slides. He is a sampling of some pages from one issue to help keep you warm.

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