A college humor magazine, Shaft, documents Hugh Hefner’s first forays into commercializing sex.
What can pornography’s history tell us about its basic appeal?
Surrounded by death, Civil War soldiers found pleasure and fraternity in sharing erotic pictures and prints.
“Porno chic” culture of the 1970s provided an opportunity to embrace—or challenge—the sexual revolution.
How do we historicize the production, consumption and circulation of sexual images and texts?
Even in death a Republican-appointed judge wanted to be remembered for his stance against pornography.
Under the scrutiny of the British legal system, no work was safe from being deemed obscene.