Tuesday, September 27, 2011

ANALS OF BIG SHOE DIARIES: HISTORY OF PORN: DIRTY HOROLOGISTS

In anticipation of the 2nd Anniversary of Big Shoe Diaries, we're reposting some of our favorite blog posts from the annals of BSD.  Porn present came from porn past and with History of Porn, we've explored some great pre-digital porn moments.

At this point in time, most of the readers have figured out that in addition to doing porn, I'm also somewhat of a nerd. So bringing nerd and porn together once again, I thought I'd start a series of posts about the History of Porn. This will be mostly about fun images and laughing about those crazy people that came before us, but I'm definitely looking for ideas/input for this series so please, as always, send comments, thoughts, ideas and images to bigshoediaries@gmail.com

My first exploration happened rather randomly. I was reading about Automatons because of a children's book I'd read recently, featuring an automaton, that's being turned into Martin Scorcese's first 3-D film. So I immediately got curious to know if there were erotic automatons. And so I started searching and found out from the Watchismo Times (amazing name) that dirty-minded horologists have been making hardcore erotic automatons embedded in pocket watches for centuries. My favorite of the examples given was this stunning piece made by one of the most famous Parisian watch makers, Abraham Louis Breguet, for King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. But now I'm curious to know if it was King Louis or Marie Antoinette who was so keen to keep time in Versailles....

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  1. Several years ago the Museum of Sex had an exhibit on the history of Japanese graphic porn which was amazing. http://www.museumofsex.com/exhibit/peeping-probing-porn

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  2. It doesn't look like they were totally concerned about time. Horologist...that's a new word for me. Who knew I'd be schooled by a hot porn-star/nerd/artist!!?

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  3. Louis' and Marie's sex life is very interesting. Especially in regards to why it took 7 years for her to get pregnant, and how her brother may have helped with that.... and it's not what ya think...lol

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  4. Ever heard of a UK TV series called 'Pornography: A Secret History of Civilisation'? It's often repeated on digital channels over here, so if you can't get hold of it, let me know and I'll look out for and record it for you ;-)

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  5. When I was a kid my parents were friends with an old fella who loved telling dirty jokes. One day when visiting him he showed my dad a delicate little china cup that he'd purchased at an auction. He told my dad to hold the cup up to the light and look at the bottom. I asked if I could see but the old guy told me what was there wasn't for young eyes.

    From then on anytime we were over at his house I'd try to find an opportunity to look at the bottom of the cup through the light. He kept the cup in a china cabinet which made getting it out tough if the folks were in the other room. What if I got caught? What if I accidentally broke it?

    I have no satisfying conclusion to this story! I asked my dad about it years later and he said it was just the silhouette of a naked girl, etched into the porcelain. You held the cup to the light to see the thinner, etched area of china revealing the naked lady.

    But in my mind it was, and still is, so much more magical than that. I'm convinced that there was etched in the bottom the image of two people or more engaged in sex. Certainly it has to be more shocking than just the silhouette of a naked lady.

    j.

    p.s. The old guy died years ago and I have no idea what happened to the cup.

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