Sistine Chapel buttocks are veiled, while Leonardo’s Leda was so saucy she was destroyed. But prudish censorship only confirms the pulling power of art.
You never know what will offend people. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered that a skirt was crudely painted over the naked Eve in a Renaissance manuscript soon to go on view at the city’s Fitzwilliam Museum. Some time between the 16th and 18th centuries a particularly prudish owner had this image bowdlerised, even though the nudity of Adam and Eve is a venerable and respectable religious theme.
From buro24/7: On women enjoying sex: "Sex is normal. Desire is normal. Attention is normal, and that's okay. That's really what slut shaming is, right? You talk about this in your book Promiscuities. A woman talks [...]
I've been redesigning this website, installing a beautiful new WordPress theme. The site is much wider for those of you with larger monitors while also being fluid and responsive so its also great on [...]
From the article at buro24/7.com.au: "What makes a woman seductive? If you ask Leonardo da Vinci, it's the mysterious, beguiling smile of a certain Mona Lisa. For Botticelli, it was tendrils of golden locks swirling [...]
Before clothing, the nonretractable human penis would have been conspicuous to potential mates. This observation has generated suggestions that human penis size partly evolved because of female choice. Australian researchers have found that penis size [...]
From the article by Vanessa de Largie at The Courier Mail We’ve known for a while now that clean-cut Richie Strahan is Australia’s newest Bachelor, and it has just been announced that TV news anchor Georgia [...]
The word ‘selfie’ was coined in Australia. The first use of the word selfie in any paper or electronic medium appeared in an Australian internet forum on 13 September 2002 in Karl Kruszelnicki's 'Dr Karl [...]
We seldom think of ourselves as “purely biological” organisms, but it’s a good exercise sometimes. If we take our conceptions of love, sexuality, and self-actualization out of the picture, we occasionally stumble upon some really [...]
Porn’s new pervasiveness and influence on the culture at large haven’t necessarily introduced anything new into our sexual repertoire: humans, after all, have been having sex—weird, debased, and otherwise—for quite a while. But pervasive hard-core [...]
Afternoon Delight comes from the Ancient Egyptian words Aftaron (meaning before night) and delita (meaning sex). Afternoon Delight is quite simply all about daytime love making. These words date back to around 130BC in Ancient [...]
From the article by Dr Mark Griffiths: “Theories suggest that katoptronophilia is fed from a basal narcissistic instinct. It is a combination of narcissism and degradation and a feeling of over powering dominance. It’s like [...]
Forget the Playboy “pussy”, the Grey’s Anatomy “vajajay”, or the Tony Abbott-style “precious flower.” These days, it’s all about the vagina-bomb: the casual, tongue-in-cheek referencing of the technical term for female genitalia at any time, [...]
Sex scenes used to be a decoration or a prize for the protagonist and little else. Now, they’re a potent storytelling device. “What’s great about the current era is that people’s vulnerabilities can be revealed,” [...]
Interviewer: “Are photographs less powerful now because there are so many of them in the world?” David Bailey: “No, it just makes the good ones even more powerful. Digital and Photoshop just moved mediocrity up [...]