IMO one of the things that makes vintage erotica stand out from contemporary stuff is the sort of natural sexuality we see, where the participants seem to actually be getting it on for pleasure - even in explicit close-up XXX shots like this one. Even with her face out of focus we can see this woman’s half-smile & partly closed eyes, a genuine expression of enjoyment as her partner slides inside.
Suffice it to say, most modern porn doesn’t take this approach - it’s more about hyperbole, aggression, artifice. And while I understand those are components of fantasy, somewhere along the line porn lost the idea of what real sex, pleasure, intimacy, ecstasy are all about…
This one’s from a great little sex booklet dating sometime in the early 1970s, as usual from the retro erotica vaults at DeltaofVenus.com.
Girls At Play, circa late 1960s.
From an excellent series of vintage girl-girl nudie pictorials in the archives at DeltaofVenus.com. I love the interplay of curves and contours here, of light and dark shades. Playful pose, fun shot.
Buxom Bathing Beauty, Arlene Bell.
Arlene is one of my favorite voluptuous pin-up models from the early-mid 1970s - some talents can be learned, others you’re just born with…
Courtesy of the vintage erotica archives at DeltaofVenus.com.
The lovely Brigitte Lahaie, one of my favorite pornstars of the 1970s. Very French and so fucking sexy, by all accounts a very cool lady as well.
Circa 1977 France, from the vintage smut archives at Deltaofvenus.com.