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Explore vintage magazines and films through timeless pieces from our archives.

Frank White3 years ago
Subliminal Sexual Advertisements of the 1970s
The famous motto "sex sells" isn’t a new concept. In fact, it may be older than you think. Companies were using risqué and erotic images in advertisements as far back as 1871, with Pearl Tobacco featu...
James A. Brussel3 years ago
What Does Facial Hair Say About Your Sex Life?
For over a century, anthropologists have worked to identify character traits and their specific relevance or relationship to facial hair. Throughout the world, it is a universal belief that a long, gr...
Robert Chartham3 years ago
Alpha Male Fantasy
Louis C. is a 34-year-old, 6’ man in generally good health, except for a touch of phlebitis. Although he is developing something of a paunch, Louis C. has powerful, sloping shoulders and looks as if h...
Filthy Staff3 years ago
Traci Lords Penthouse Confessions
“I’d posed for every magazine on the rack by now, and the business was all about new meat. I pictured myself lying in the butcher’s case at the supermarket, the plastic wrap covering my body and a red...
Robert Chartham3 years ago
Fur Fetish Fantasy
Marian K. is a 26-year-old, 5’5”; woman in good health. She has long, red hair wound tightly on top of her head, brown eyes, and a full but sulky mouth that is turned down at the corners. She is divor...
Glenn Kenny3 years ago
Penthouse Pet & Author Sheila Kennedy
The lively Sheila Kennedy recounted her life during Penthouse magazine’s Guccione Era: “I was with Bob for ten years back in the 1980’s, and he shot me in Paris, Italy, and all over the world. We were...
Kathy Keeton3 years ago
Suicidal Consequences of the Feminist Movement
Do women’s rights include the right to commit suicide? All of us concerned with the welfare of American women must answer no. We may hold different opinions on methods and ultimate goals, but we can a...
Filthy Staff3 years ago
Suze Randall Master Erotic Photographer
"We are selling sex darling." —Suze Randall Suze Randall, husband Humphry Knipe and daughter Holly are historically one the most important and influential families in the adult entertainment industry ...
A. Walter Cox3 years ago
1970s Celebrity Boobs
In a world where breast implants have become a common gift for college graduates, it can be hard for naturally well-endowed babes to stand apart from the rest of society. It wasn't always this way. In...
A. Walter Cox3 years ago
Origin of Stripping
Like the plumage and color markings of lesser species, style and fashion help send signals to the opposite sex. More than 300 years ago, Robert Burton expressed this view when he wrote in The Anatomy ...
Filthy Staff3 years ago
Sexploitation in Grindhouse Theaters
Grindhouse is a return to the world of the real. It’s a realm where not every filmgoer is an upscale Mom and Dad taking the kids out to see some Pixar bugs twitter and crack wise. It’s a place where d...
Chelsea Pullano4 years ago
Vintage Sex Advertisements
How do you sell sex? The golden age of Mad Men-esque advertising gets all the credit for the "sex sells" mantra. Riddled with sexual undertones, those mainstream advertisements sold the American dream...
Filthy Staff4 years ago
Bob Guccione's Favorite Penthouse Pets
Bob Guccione’s muses manifested themselves as Penthouse Pets. His photography of these beautiful women defined erotic art for the latter part of the 20th century. At one point in time, muses were the ...