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I’ve been living in the Victorian era in books recently (not an unusual thing for me!) and today it led to a few musings.
It all started when I got this sudden urge to re-read The Secret Garden. (Which actually, was all because we’d watched The Chatterley Affair the other night, and I had an urge to read “a bit o’ th’ proper Yorkshire” dialect — I do so adore the Northern accents!)
My Master gave me a stack of books about Victorian times last Christmas, and they’ve been sitting in lovely heap ever since, waiting for “the right time.” Well, the right time seems to have come! I started out with What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist-The Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England, which I’d been looking forward to reading for a long time. As I go along in it, of course, I can’t help but find things which fire my (kinky) imagination.
‘Once a woman has accepted an offer of marriage,’ advised The What-Not, or Ladies Handbook in 1859, ‘all she has or expects to have become virtually the property of the man she has accepted as husband and no gift or deed executed by her is held to be valid…’
This is silly, but it makes me feel all gooey and romantic. I like to think that now that I’ve married my Master (and this is pretty obvious, considering that I call him Master), that I have become “virtually the property” of him. That, like a Victorian woman, I must answer to my husband in all things, and that in the eyes of the law I am pretty much just one of his possessions. That thought makes me feel so comfortable and happy. Continuing in that theme…
When the husband and wife exchanged vows, they became one person, and, in the words of jurist William Blackstone, ‘the husband was that person.’ The wife, as noted earlier, upon marriage lost virtually all powers over any property that she possessed. All her personal property automatically became her husband’s property to do with as he saw fit…. He could “correct” her if he wished, too, a right which was supposed to mean only verbal chastisement, but in practice often meant physical punishment.
Whee! All of the above for me, please!
And, from the section discussing men’s clothing,
And the cane, of course. No gentleman was ever without one
Absolutely! I’m sure you all agree with that. How can you properly chastise your wife without one?!
I’m going to wander off and daydream about living in a Victorian world….
This is the only image I’ve seen from Justine Lai’s “Join or Die” series that specifically shows spanking per se, but a number of these sexy and thought-provoking images seem to indicate power play and/or rough sex. I’m normally go more for the erotic photos than the paintings (for obvious reasons, considering that I’m a photographer!), but colour me impressed by this series! (Yes, yes, pun intended!)
Having put some thought into it, if I was going to get down with any president, it would be Lincoln, who is a hero of mine (and who seems to have been made pretty miserable by his wife, and I’ve often felt I’d like to go back in time and marry him instead, so he could have more happiness in his all too short life!), or maybe Andrew Jackson, who seems like he was probably pretty randy and full of energy!
(Thanks to Yhumm Magazine for the link!)
In the past few weeks, I’ve had a huge increase in random internet traffic looking for “tiger sex” (or, alternately, “sex tiger”) and I have no idea why!
I do have some idea why they are landing here — that would be the “Zille punished with tiger sex…” entry I did a while ago. But why the sudden interest in sex with a large, striped feline?!
Well, if it’s the new fashion, I’d just like the above post to prove that I was sooooo there first!
Actually, this brings to mind an interview Miss Maggie Mayhem and I did with Miss Calico at IMsL. We discussed a number of filthy topics (and this was just “gals sitting down to have a chat,” mind you, there was no planned direction!) and the topic of animal penis dildos (and dragon dildos) came up — you know, like it does in most conversations! I’ll be posting that interview soon (“soon” being after I’ve processed all the still images, done the write-up for SkinTwo, and gotten the people at the jobby-job happy enough that I can take a day or two off for video-making!)
Anyway, I hope the people coming by my blog enjoy the tiger sex picture, but I sadly have no more to offer them! I hope they aren’t too disappointed!
So … for the rest of you who come by here looking for spankings and stuff, a question: have you ever fantasized about having sex with an animal? If so, which lucky beast has gotten your attention? (This isn’t just for zoophiliacs … I’m curious even if you just idly thought about once!)
“All I want for Christmas is…”
Well, no, that’s not true. I’m a greedy little girl and want lots of things! But I would really love to find The Vintage Erotica Collection under the tree! (But I don’t particularly want my family to buy it for me for obvious reasons.) My friend Maggie Mayhem reviewed it over on her blog, saying:
“I’m a bit of a retro-sexual. I’ve always loved porn from yesteryear, especially when it comes from the silver age of cinema.
It’s easy to think we discovered sex or at the very least perfected it. It’s hard enough to think of our parents having sex let alone our grandparents. Maybe I’m a bit odd in that I can’t get enough of vintage porn. I’m not really alone. [...]
I enjoy a good moving picture though, even if it isn’t a talkie. I really liked Vintage Erotica Anno 1920. Released by Cult Epics, it is an incredible collection of mostly French erotic films. They do feature hardcore sex and some pretty sexy fetish scenes as well. If you’re looking to build up a collection of the origins of porn as we know it, it’s a really good place to start. You can buy by the decade as well and watch the trends and evolution of filmed sex.
What I really enjoyed about this film is the whimsy behind much of the porn and the willingness to cross genres. Most contemporary porn is put into individual categories and can be very single minded. This is fantastic if you’re just looking for anal sex, lesbian porn, bondage, pissing (and hey, we all get a one track mind sometimes) but what about those times when you want your porn to dip its toes into several genres at once? In many of the flicks in this DVD you’ll find a blending of sex acts.
The movies featured in this DVD are what kick started porn in America. “The Valley” in Los Angeles, CA did not always have the distinction of being the porn capital of the world. Everything sex used to come out of Paris, France. Aside from beating back the nazis, American soldiers brought back “French postcards” as well as memories of the reels shown in the brothels. The result was a chain reaction leading to the establishment of the site you’re looking at right now.
I do recommend this DVD and the ones that follow it in succession if you can get your hands on a copy. I certainly enjoyed it and it’s the kind of thing I force my friends to sit through as well so naturally I’m telling you all about it.”