Whether Language of Love is pornographic or educational may still be up for debate, but the film was at the forefront of this conversation.
Lust on Trial chronicles intensive efforts to purify American sexuality (1873-1915), and their epic failure.
The 1990 Soviet edition of Playboy reveals the persistent tension between the United States and the Soviet Union.
1970s pornography included far more than Deep Throat (1972).
One man’s private collection of Victorian pornography is now an important historical source.
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?