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18th Century Sensuality & Sex

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18th Century Sensuality & Sex

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Wooden phalluses - one measuring 10 inches and the other 11 inches. Staff at Brentwood Antiques Auction described the sex toys as "extraordinary and exceptionally rare" and said they were probably French and dated back to the late 1700s.

Wooden dildos from the 18th century worth £3,600

A 1760 edition of Aristotle's Compleat Master-Piece is to be auctioned at Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Out of step … The louche world of Thomas Rowlandson's Exhibition Stare-Case gave way in short space to the strait-laced sensibilities of the Victorian age. Photograph: © The Trustees of the British Museum/British Museum

The Award of Love, 18th Century French Lithograph

A Young Woman Mocking an Elderly Admirer by Louis Leopold Boilly.

The jealous old man, 1791

Image (#231) from “Louis-Léopold Boilly ” – 18th century blog

'A morning frolic or the transmutation of sexes' ~ proof of 18th-century cross-dressing. #GenderBenders Leah Marie Brown, Titillating Tidbits about the Life and Times of Marie Antoinnette leahmariebrownhis...

Learning the Language of Love, 1777 historyofloveblog...

Learning the Language of Love, 1777

Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755-1842) Bacchante 1785

Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun -

An article on PROSTITUTION IN 18TH CENTURY PARIS. A View of Paris With the Île de la Cité, 1763.

Replica of mummified head of Marquis de Sade.

"The Allure of the Castrato" from Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality - Castrati, male singers who were castrated in childhood to preserve their upper register, were somewhat androgynous in nature as a result of the physical effects of the procedure. And, it turns out, some people liked that.

"The Syphilitic Whores of Georgian London" from The Chirurgeon's Apprentice - A blog post about syphilis in 18th century London

This small medicine bottle is inscribed 'FRIAR'S DROPS / BY THE KINGS PATENT GRANTED TO R. GRUBB 1777'. Robert Grubb's patent medicine Friar's Drops was promoted especially for its ability to cure venereal disease. Production Date: 1777-1800

Chemist's Bottle | Museum of London


Why Gretna Green? via Historical Hussies

The Esoteric Curiosa: Portrait Archeology: The Scintillating Ménage à Trios Of The 18th Century Swedish Royals!

'Dinner for Two' by Nicolas Lafrenson. Isis' Wardrobe: Soon to come- the 18th century erotic calendar

Isis' Wardrobe: Soon to come- the 18th century erotic calendar
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    Lilian Stoltzfus

    This is such a sweet picture!

The wedding night by Pierre-Antoine Baudoüin

La Sentinelle en défaut by Pierre-Antoine Baudouin. The Sentinal by Default. A maid has been enlisted to stand look-out as a woman and her lover engage in a clandestine liaison. ~LMB

Cette notice n’existe pas sur ce serveur - Utpictura18

Another Baudouin painting depicting a racy scene. This one is titled, A Visit from a Lover.

Cette notice n’existe pas sur ce serveur - Utpictura18

A lovely engraving by Pierre-Antoine Baudoin, (1723-1769). Again, immorality is suggested in this scene. A young woman's fall into disgrace.

Baudouin, Pierre Antoine - The Honest Model - 1769. I love the way Baudouin, a pupil of Boucher, is not afraid to expose the slightly seedy underside of 18th Century Parisian life, don't you? He's the darker, less romantic version of Boucher. ~Leah Marie Brown

Pierre-Antoine Baudoüin, Le Matin (Morning). (French, Paris 1723–1769 Paris

18th century medical illustration of hermaphoditism. Paris, 1773. Colored mezzotint. National Library of Medicine Jacques Fabien Gautier D’Agoty (1717-1785)