Victorian Porn & Erotica Gallery

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Sex Weirdness

Victorian stereoscopic erotica

We’ve long been avid fans of vintage and Victorian porn, especially as collectively we tend to consider some of the sexual practices contained therein to be relatively novel (perhaps having first been exposed to them via Gonzo Internet porn). However – as evidenced by Will Phuq’s short overview of the Victorian sexual scene published a few years ago on this site – our predecessors were certainly already a kinky bunch when it came to getting down to it, entertaining (and documenting) paraphilias galore!

From the advent of photography as mass-medium, Victorian pornographers were well in there with regard to catering for all sexual tastes, producing both softcore and hardcore material of many kinds. Presumably pandering to their market, these entrepreneurs distributed a great deal more specialist smut too, with extant material featuring everything from ‘watersports’ to girl-on-guy strap-ons to the use of the mentally-handicapped and the underage as models…

Ethical concerns aside for the purposes of this gallery post, here’s a fascinating selection of Victorian porn and erotica from the Dissident Reality archive. We hope you have an ornately-monogrammed silk handkerchief to hand!

 

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