The Golden Age of Pornography

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 07:45
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This is a photo from Barbara Nitke's new book American Ecstasy. She documented the "Golden Age" of porn working on adult movie sets in New York during the 1980s.

“It’s hard to imagine now, but back then, there was no Internet, no video cassette players, no DVDs,” Nitke reminisced, "people went out to downtown movie theatres to watch porn movies. We shot them on 35 mm film with big cameras and fairly big crews.

It was a wonderful time in the porn world because we felt we were part of the indie filmmaking world, and that our porn movies could one day be considered mainstream.”

Barbara is also a plaintiff in our lawsuit against the Justice Department (we don't believe the government has a right to censor images of genitals). I love this image.

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

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Elders maintaining sexual pleasure

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 09:46
The old timer (not verified)

Dear Betty & Carlin

I have now masturbated and enjoyed partner sex for about eighty years, and I intend to continue as long as I live. My ninth year will start this November.

Here’s some confirmation on the joys of Mutual Masturbation by loving partners in our 80’s, using "regular tune-ups". Forgoing penetrative sex we feel blessed by vibratory sex. it provides for our emotional, physical, and yes, mental satisfactions. We are convinced that the orgasms furnished for both of us are keeping us on track for good health with loving bonds beyond our fourth year together. My loving partner is in her 82nd year. These moments feel "blessed" by us both. Whenever the urge strikes the routine is sheer pleasure followed by that marvelous feeling of well-being in our enjoyment of each other

We are committed to vibratory bliss, enjoying one grand surge, with sometimes the added bonus of a second orgasm, of equal or greater intensity, for her.. For my part much of the joy is assisting my partner in achieving all the pleasures available to her. The tension release in her reactions is almost enough for me. But, the follow-up thrill of my orgasm, after my own vibrations and fondling, rounds out our devotional efforts in grand style.

Recently, we have started on a new learning curve, featuring an Eroscillator, from Eden Fantasies. With this new helper we will see if it can match or exceed the qualities of our Magic Wand. I am most interested if my love can nail multiple orgasms any time she wants them. As for me, "Wanda" does the job every time. Maybe a speed control can prolong the thrill. Even on the low speed it is a little too fast.

We expect to continue practicing, again and again, as the years go by.

We remain grateful for the efforts of you and Carlin. Carry on!