Category:
Sexuality

Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls

"Sex trafficking 2016," meet "white slavery 1910."

Original text here.

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Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 16, 2016 - Comments (9)
Category: Crime, Sexuality, Public Indecency, The More Things Change, 1910's

“Sex” by Shirley Bassey

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 10, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Sexuality, Sex Symbols, 1950's

Peanut Butter believed to be aphrodisiac

In 1971, it was widely reported that a girls' high school in Johannesburg, South Africa had banned peanut butter due to a concern that peanuts were a sexual stimulant.

This news, of course, was met with incredulity by the American press, but given the lack of details in the story (the school, for instance, was never named) I suspected it might be an urban legend reported as news. However, in a New Scientist article published two years later (Nov 1, 1973) I was able to find some more information which suggests that the story apparently was true, and that the ban was inspired by local African folk belief about peanuts:

"This command has been traced by local health officials to a traditional taboo among the native tribal population which regarded both peanuts and eggs as sex stimulants and therefore forbade their consumption by the young and unmarried."

Sydney Morning Herald - July 19, 1971

Posted By: Alex - Fri Jun 17, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Food, Sexuality, 1970's

Between Lust and Watching TV

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Posted By: Paul - Fri Jun 17, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Music, Sexuality, Television, Husbands, Wives, 1970's

Follies of the Madmen #276



1) Sausage pancakes.

2) Cocktail shaker preparation.

3) Wife-swapping ambiance.

Everything you could want in a commercial!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 04, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Sexuality, 1950's

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