Posts Tagged: sexuality

I was Curious vintage Schlitz Beer ad 1946

Test Your Retro Gaydar

I’m curious. How’s your mid-century gaydar? If it doesn’t go off checking out these series of vintage advertisements, it needs some fine tuning. During the same  post war period as the film Carol recreates, Madison Avenue captured that same curious

I was Curious vintage Schlitz Beer ad 1946

Test Your Retro Gaydar

I’m curious. How’s your mid-century gaydar? If it doesn’t go off checking out these series of vintage advertisements, it needs some fine tuning. During the same  post war period as the film Carol recreates, Madison Avenue captured that same curious

Vintage Book cover The Price of Salt

Carol’s World of Conformity and Concealment

In the chilly postwar climate of conformity and concealment captured to perfection in the movie Carol, same-sex desires constricted by conflict often went unexpressed. If compliance to the heterosexual norm was compulsory, it was all a game of charades. A

Vintage Book cover The Price of Salt

Carol’s World of Conformity and Concealment

In the chilly postwar climate of conformity and concealment captured to perfection in the movie Carol, same-sex desires constricted by conflict often went unexpressed. If compliance to the heterosexual norm was compulsory, it was all a game of charades. A

vintage cartoon comic girl in sunglasses

Not That Kind of a Girl

The selling of who we may love has finally reached its expiration date. In a country that long prided itself on endless choices of toothpaste, breakfast cereal and shampoos, for far too long there really was only one choice when

vintage cartoon comic girl in sunglasses

Not That Kind of a Girl

The selling of who we may love has finally reached its expiration date. In a country that long prided itself on endless choices of toothpaste, breakfast cereal and shampoos, for far too long there really was only one choice when

vintage photo woman in bed

Sex and the Happy Homemaker

The Frigid Woman in the Cold War PtII When it came to sex, just how happy was the proverbial happy homemaker? Not so much. An epidemic was ravishing cold war America …frigidity. According to the medical community the mid-century American

vintage photo woman in bed

Sex and the Happy Homemaker

The Frigid Woman in the Cold War PtII When it came to sex, just how happy was the proverbial happy homemaker? Not so much. An epidemic was ravishing cold war America …frigidity. According to the medical community the mid-century American

vintage illustration couple in bed

The Frigid Woman in the Cold War

The cold war was a chilly time to be an American woman. A big chill had crept into the well-appointed bedrooms all across the nation and it would appear that the American housewife’s libido was in the deep freeze. An

vintage illustration couple in bed

The Frigid Woman in the Cold War

The cold war was a chilly time to be an American woman. A big chill had crept into the well-appointed bedrooms all across the nation and it would appear that the American housewife’s libido was in the deep freeze. An

Vintage ad Sex Manuals

Sex Advice Before Masters and Johnson

Before Masters and Johnson’s ground breaking research liberated sex from the closet, frank discussions about sexual behavior was done behind closed doors. Talking about what went on in the marital bedroom (that being the  only circumstance where sex was sanctioned

Vintage ad Sex Manuals

Sex Advice Before Masters and Johnson

Before Masters and Johnson’s ground breaking research liberated sex from the closet, frank discussions about sexual behavior was done behind closed doors. Talking about what went on in the marital bedroom (that being the  only circumstance where sex was sanctioned