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German prostitute
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 • ... that because of an effort to curb the spread of STDs, prostitution in Germany has been legal since the 1920s? (German prostitute pictured)
 • ... that some people in the BDSM community are sexually aroused by being gagged? (ball gag pictured)
 • ... that a strap-on dildo (pictured) may be used by heterosexual couples for the sexual practice of pegging?
 • ... that the Exotic World Burlesque Museum is located on the site of an abandoned goat farm?
 • ... that the story of Sada Abe (pictured), a woman who cut off her dead lover's genitals and carried them around with her for days, is one of Japan's most notorious scandals?


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Luigi Ponelato, Il cicisbeo, etching, 1790
Rosemarie Nitribitt grave

January-June 2006

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The Washington Court Building in Seattle, former site of Lou Graham's brothel.
Monument to Mother Featherlegs near Lusk, Wyoming

July-December 2006

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Elizabeth Needham (right foreground) as portrayed in William Hogarth's A Harlot's Progress
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January - March 2007

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April - July 2007

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Au Salon de la rue des Moulins, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
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Catherine Grand
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 • ... that the French lawyer and historian Nicolas Chorier was also a writer of erotic fiction (work pictured)?
 • ... that Charles de Talleyrand described his wife, Catherine Grand (pictured), as "an Indian, very beautiful, very lazy, the most idle woman he had ever known"?
 • ... that before becoming King of the United Kingdom, Edward VII was a frequent visitor to the luxurious Belle Époque brothel Le Chabanais in Paris and had himself built a special "love seat" there? (painting of Le Chabanais by Toulouse-Lautrec pictured)
 • ... that some birds, including flamingos, display homosexual behavior?
 • ... that more than 200 species of mammals display homosexual behavior including oral sex, genital stimulation, and urolagnia?
 • ... that the erotic depiction on the Oinochoe (pictured) by the Shuvalov Painter is one of the most frequently illustrated works of Greek vase painting?

August - December 2007

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January - June 2008

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July - December 2008

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Pandharpur temple

January - July 2009

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August - December 2009

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January - February 2010

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March - August 2010

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September - December 2010

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January - June 2011

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Sigurður Hjartarson
Rihanna in early 2012

July - December 2011

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Ayu Utami
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January/February 2012

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Nudes-A-Poppin oil wrestling contestant

March/April 2012

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Statue at Haesindang Park
Two women wearing Chonga style clothes and accessories.

May - December 2012

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Fanny Murray

January - March 2013

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April - December 2013

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January - June 2014

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  • ... that the popular Thai teen drama Hormones: The Series courted controversy for scenes featuring students attempting to have sex in a school classroom?
  • ... that the Australian hit song "Polyester Girl" is about a man "pledging fidelity to a sex doll"?

July/August 2014

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