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  1. FKIN A(rt) FRIDAY

    FKIN A(rt) FRIDAY

    Meet Gerda Wegener "The Lady Gaga of the 1920s," painter of trendy ladies living large and, often, getting it on

    Every Friday Erotic Intent will bring you a piece of erotic art history, from ancient Greece and Rome on up to the present day. You can see some good examples of a of erotic art through the ages in our very first post, "Dildos, Strap-ons, and Pegging: An Anal History."

    This week, meet Danish artist Gerda Wegener, who The Guardian called "The Lady Gaga of the 1920s." She painted trendy ladies living large and, often, getting it on.

    Gerda and Einar Wegener

    The film "The Danish Girl" is the story of her trans husband, Einar Wegener, who had the world’s first gender-reassignment surgery and became Lili Elbe. He ultimately died of complications due to the surgery.

    Here's what The Guardian had to say about Wegener:

    “I like to think of her as the Lady Gaga of the 1920s,” says art historian Andrea Rygg Karberg, who has curated a new exhibition of Gerda’s work in Copenhagen. “Gerda was a pioneer who spent two decades as part of the Parisian art scene and revolutionised the way women are portrayed in art.” In short, Gerda Wegener was A Big Deal. “Throughout history, paintings of beautiful women were done by men,” says Rygg Karberg. “Women were typically seen through the male gaze. But Gerda changed all that because she painted strong, beautiful women with admiration and identification – as conscious subjects rather than objects.”

    Read the full Guardian article here.

    Lili Elbe by Gerda_Wegener

    And here's more about Gerda's trans spouse, Einar aka Lili (above, as painted by Gerda) from Wikipedia:

    Einar eventually identified as a male-to-female transgender woman. In 1930 she underwent the second publicly known sex reassignment surgery in history after years of living life solely as Lili Elbe. When out in public Gottlieb introduced Elbe as Einar Wegener's sister when she was dressed in female attire. Since they were no longer man and wife, the Wegeners' marriage was declared null and void in October 1930 by Christian X, the King of Denmark at that time. Lili died in 1931 from complications of surgery. Dora Richter/Dörchen R. was the first known transgender woman to undergo the vaginoplasty surgical approach. Its success and the resulting publicity encouraged Lili to also have the surgery; she died from post-operative infection. 

    Gerda's Wikipedia page is here.

    A small sampling of Gerda Wegeners beautiful and erotic work is below.

    Gerda Wegener illustration

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  2. Why I Choose to Pursue the Pervier Side of Life

    Why I Choose to Pursue the Pervier Side of Life

    If you're not reading and following Karley Sciortino, do! Her smart, funny, and frank discussions about sex in all its variations and kinks is good fun.

    You can find her brilliance in her "Breathless" column for Vogue in her recently released book, "Slutever: Dispatches from a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post-Shame World" and Vice Video show "Slutever."

    Slutever by Karley Sciortino

    Her latest "Breathless" column, "Why I Choose to Pursue the Pervier Side of Life" for Vogue begins prominsingly and more than delivers:

    I have a weird relationship with my tailor. He’s a smiley, petite, ancient Japanese man who speaks roughly seven words of English, but unexpectedly, over the past few years, we’ve grown pretty close. Maybe even too close? He fingered me, basically. Well . . . ish. It’s complicated.

    Read the full column here.

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  3. 10 Simple Strategies For Stronger Erections

    10 Simple Strategies For Stronger Erections

    Here’s what can kill your boner—and what can save it, according to Men's Health

    Always handy with a sex advice listicle, Men's Health recently posted this practical list of 10 things to avoid/do to optimize reliable wood.

    In a, uh, nutshell:

    1. Hit the gym

    2. Put the cigarettes away

    3. But keep a pot of coffee on

    4. Get a vasectomy

    5. Stay faithful

    6. Lose your gut

    7. Take it easy when you're thrusting

    8. Skip the taxi

    9. Yawn a lot

    10. Get plenty of sleep

    Read about why these things help on Men's Health here.

    And we'll add a #11: Get a cock ring!

    We've got loads. With our new X-act Fit™ cock rings, you are guaranteed to find your perfect fit. Check out our selection here.

    Perfect Fit Brand cock rings

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  4. FKIN A(rt) FRIDAY

    FKIN A(rt) FRIDAY

    A frisky sculpture from The Shunga Empire in 1st century BC, a couple centuries before The Kama Sutra

    Every Friday Erotic Intent will bring you a piece of erotic art history, from ancient Greece and Rome on up to the present day. You can see some good examples of a of erotic art through the ages in our very first post, "Dildos, Strap-ons, and Pegging: An Anal History."

    Indian Shunga Empire erotic art

    Though the Kama Sutra would follow a couple centuries later, ancient Indians were clearly playful and sophisticated in their sexual practices. 

    While misconstrued in the West as solely a sex manual, the Kama Sutra (Sanskrit: कामसूत्र ) is in fact an ancient Indian text which can be more accurately described as a guide to a virtuous and gracious life. This includes the nature of love, family life and household duties, as well as other aspects pertaining to pleasure oriented faculties.

    Historians attribute the text to between 400 BCE and 200 AD, and it is likely that the Kama Sutra is a compendium that was collected into its present form by the philosopher Vātsyāyana in the 2nd century AD.

    One of the four goals of Hindu life, kāma refers to sensual pleasure, while sūtra literally means a thread or line, and more metaphorically refers to a collection of lines, rules, or aphorisms in the form of this manual. • 

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  5. The New-Age Kinksters Mixing BDSM with Energy Work

    The New-Age Kinksters Mixing BDSM with Energy Work

    A great little article from Vice.com subsite Broadly ("For women who know their place").

    The New-Age Kinksters Mixing BDSM with Energy Work

    BDSM often includes violent sex (whippings can leave a mark), but some kinksters are adding "energy work" to their sexual routine. Energy work harnesses the world's "energy" to heal ailments. According to many new age people, energy inhabits the world. It's often known as "manna," Ki," "qi," or "chi." Mixing energy work with BDSM gives the fetish a spiritual element...

    Read the full article here.

    Visit Broadly at www.broadly.vice.com/en_us

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  6. VIDEO: The Play Zone Kit by OhBoyReviews

    VIDEO: The Play Zone Kit by OhBoyReviews

    Across the pond in the UK, we have a fan in reviewer Damien Black, who has so far thoroughly reviewed a fistful of Perfect Fit Brand products, including the Stack-It Rings, Play Zone Kit, Tunnel Plug, The Boss (stroker), and the Bull Bag (scrotal toy) on his OhBoyReviews YouTube channel.

    We previously posted his review of The Boss stroker. Now we want you to see his review of our Play Zone Kit--nine incrementally sized plush touch silicone X-act Fit cockrings on an orange mini traffic cone.

    We want you to see this because not only does Damien give the Play Zone a rave review, but he also does a great job of explaining the myriad ways you can wear the nine incrementally sized rings.

    With some being not so sure as to what to do with our little conucopia of cock rings, Damien explains,

    "With there being so many rings, you can really mix up your play session. You coudl go for one of the larger ones and wrap that around your cock and balls. You could go for a smaller one and put that around your teisticles and give them a bit of a stretch and then stick one of the smaller one just around your shaft to give you a nice firm, hard erection."

    And he goes on...watch the video:

    Clearly Damien digs the Play Zone Kit, and ends the video with a enthusiastic recommendation,

    "You really are getting a lot of bang for your buck. They are really, really durable and SO much fun, because there are so many different combinations of rings you can try. So you really are getting good value for money and as always with Perfect Fit, these are really a high quality, great silicone product. I absolutely love them."

    See Damien's other Perfect Fit Brand reviews and much on on his OhBoyReviews After Dark YouTube channel, Sex Toy Reviews playlist. (His first review was of our Bull Bag, scrotal toy.)

    Damain now has an Only Fans page--"Oh Reviews"–for more explicit video reviews, often of him demoing various products. For a hint of what's in store, visit his Instagram page @ohboyreviews.

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  7. FKIN (A)rt Friday

    FKIN (A)rt Friday

    Meet subversive, thought-provoking, NYC artist, GIO BLACK PETER

    Gio Black Peter (Giovanni Andrade Paolo Guevara, born 1979 in Guatemala) is a New York-based performance artist as well as an ardent visual artist. He examines text and subject, truth and fakery, rebellion and authority. 

    Gio Black Peter by Bruce La Bruce

    Gio Black Peter by Bruce La Bruce.

    His subversive work has quickly earned him a name in the downtown New York scene of young emerging artists who participate in today's dialogue about the deconstruction of high profile, white box presentation and the desire to raise art awareness.

    Communion, Le Loup by Gio Black Peter

    Communion, Le Loup by Gio Black Peter. Acrylic, gold leaf, on wood.

    Gio Black Peter - Communion, Party Boy. Acrylic, gold leaf, on wood

    Communion, Party Boy. Acrylic, gold leaf, on wood. Gio Black Peter.

    Communion, Daniel by Gio Black Peter

    Communion, Daniel by Gio Black Peter. See more from the Communion (glory hole) series at www.gioblackpeter.com

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  8. The Kiss-X FTM Stroker Gets a Rave Review

    The Kiss-X FTM Stroker Gets a Rave Review

    The Kiss-X clitoral stroker is the second toy from the Buck Angel FTM Line by Perfect Fit Brand. Similar to the Buck-Off™, but smaller and tighter, great for trans guys who are not on HRT (hormone replacement therapy), as well as cis women.

    The Kiss-X recently got a rave review from trans YouTube star, Chase Ross. Thanks to FTM Magazine for posting the video and Heart-On Toys for stocking the full Buck Angel FTM line. And thanks to Early To Bed for supplying Chase with the Kiss-X for review.

    Chase Ross reviews the Kiss-X

    Chase, who has over 152,000 subscribers, got over 300 comments about his review of the Kiss-X. Here are just a couple:

    "Even girls can use the Kiss-off. (I got the clear one, can't see anything through it cuz I'm a "innie", but it still works like crazy.) No "hotdogs in the hallway" LOLOL!! – Rochelle

    "I got one of these a couple months ago and OMG! I am an intersex female with some growth. Once I figured out how to use it, just as Chase described, it was life-changing. I had never penetrated anything before I used the Kiss-X and it felt amazing. I honestly felt like a teenage boy losing my virginity for the first time. I don't generally enjoy toys, but this one is definitely a keeper. Now, I want a clear one!" – Mitchelle

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  9. Big Dick Energy: Explained

    Big Dick Energy: Explained

    Big Dick Energy: Explained What is it? Who has it? Who does not?

    What a headline! If you missed this curious, funny, and elightening article by Vice writer Emily Reynolds, here's a a snippet to, um, raise your interest, and link to the full article.

    Fun Boy Packer 6.5 Inch Model

    Meanwhile, mind you, Perfect Fit Brand is serving some pretty serious "big dick energy" in a variety of, um, packages. from our Fat Boy cock extenders to the Zoro strap-ons, the insane Fun Boy Packer (above) and an array of cockrings, to help you radate your own "big dick energy."

    Reynolds writes:

    Everyone is currently talking about "big dick energy." Ariana Grande quite possibly tweeted about Pete Davidson having a ten-inch dick, someone else said he had "big dick energy," and now it’s a thing. These are the times we live in. But what, really, is it? 

    For someone reading the words for the first time, it may seem confusing. But understanding BDE is actually very simple and intuitive. 

    Big dick energy is not mere confidence—though, a true big dick energy-haver is usually quietly confident—nor is it overcompensating. It's a self-assurance that radiates from deep within and can be felt for miles. It's an energy that immediately shifts the dynamic of a room. It is not actively seeking out debauchery or pleasure, but having it gravitate toward you. Big dick energy, as the best sexter I know put it to me last night, is inadvertently seeing yourself in the front-facing camera on your phone and not immediately wanting to die...

    Read the full article on Vice.com

    Teaser photo: A bollard that kind of looks like a big dick? Photo: VICE

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  10. FKIN A(rt) FRIDAY

    FKIN A(rt) FRIDAY

    In 1999 this 1st century silver cup depicting men fucking was the most expensive single piece of art ever purchased by the British Museum

    Every Friday Erotic Intent will bring you a piece of erotic art history, from ancient Greece and Rome on up to the present day. You can see some good examples of a of erotic art through the ages in our very first post, "Dildos, Strap-ons, and Pegging: An Anal History."

    Today we present the Warren Cup and its history by way of Wikipedia (quoted text). 

    In 1999 the British Museum paid £1.8 mil ($3,682,147 today) for this 1st century Roman silver drinking cup. At the time it was the most expensive single piece of art ever purchased by the museum. 

    Depictions of gay sex where far more common in ancient Greek and Roman art that one would guess from the dearth of gay erotic art from this period on display today. Much of it was destroyed due to homophobia and ignorance. In fact, the authenticity of the Warren Cup was brought into question due to the gay sex scenes depicted. 

    "The cup is named after its first modern owner, Edward Perry Warren, notable for his art collection, which also included Rodin's The Kiss statue and Cranach's Adam and Eve painting."

    The Warren Cup

    "Illustrated drinking cups, often in pairs, were intended as dinner-party conversation pieces. Roman artwork on pottery, glass and wall-paintings with sexual acts represented were popular and were intended to be seen by all sections of society. The Romans had no word for homosexuality and the images on the Warren Cup provide an important insight into this aspect of their culture."

    FYI: In ancient Rome there were many rules regarding sex, but as the article just noted, no word for or concept of homosexualty, nor did the Romans sort people into categories based on sexual preference. There was not gay or straight. Furthermore, there was no sex-shaming for sex itself. 

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