Dirty Pictures (NSFW)

I’ve been leading a double life. Some of you know that I blog at Balloon Juice most of the time. Last Saturday night I got a little bit excited and posted a thread over there that was a little bit rude. Well, actually quite rude. I have since then edited the post over there to take out most of the rudeness and linked it to here with a NSFW warning. Here is the unexpurgated version of my original post.

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It’s late on Saturday night, and the kiddies should all be in bed, so here (by special request) we go. Let no one ever say this isn’t a full service blog

I like looking at pictures of strapping young men or (on occasion) nubile young women (although you won’t be surprised that my tastes run mainly the other way). I blame my father who had, stashed in his study where the servants and mummy couldn’t find it, a library of porn of all kinds. He had a thing for a little bit of sodomy and the lash – learned first at Rugby where he went to school (he always said that the British Empire was built on a foundation of buggery and lumpy porridge) and perfected in the Araby where he spent several months tying T.E. Lawrence to a chest of drawers and whipping him ’til he cried for his mummy.

I have continued to build on Daddy’s collection throughout the years. I have, for example, discovered, of late, a taste for shopping on eBay for random snapshots. I love the candor, these beautiful young men caught in their prime, now perhaps long dead, but caught forever for my delectation.

The first image above (click most of these images for embiggening) is one for which I was, sadly, outbid. That chest, those little shorts. It makes Grammy feel quite warm.

I am not alone in my devotion. The internet may be 90% porn, but there are some aficionados who bring some class to the dirty picture trade. A particular favourite is Callum James, whose website is a delightful mix of bookish paraphernalia and hot young things, and from whence come the second and third images.

They put the lie to the wingnuts’ fantasies of a long ago more innocent age. The sight of a hint of stocking may have been more alluring than nudity, but the reality is that most of these young people were at it like drunken ferrets whenever they had the chance.

It was not only the boys who were up to no good, of course. There is a lovely little collection of Victoriana and lateriana here for those of you of the more heterosexual persuasion.

I adore this splendid gentleman, who clearly knows the importance of looking one’s best, and who carries off that magnificent topper with aplomb.

If one’s tastes run to the more modern, then tumblr seems to be the place to be. One may wish to try Sugar on a Stick or Catholic Boys in Trouble, whose proprietor has a charming devotion to the animated gif.

Another favorite of mine is Sailor Junkers, a collection of pictures of the saltier kind. Although you may feel free to insert your own seaman joke here, this is a much tamer collection, but no less alluring for that, especially when it contains such beauties as these, to the left sporting a mustache that would give Andrew Sullivan palpitations, and to the right a pair of buttocks that could crack walnuts.

I simply can’t resist including this:

Finally, I am devoted to another tumblr called Antique Erotic. Its owner’s tastes run rather more to the lissom, the fey and the flower-bedecked than do mine – give me a burly gent with tattoos, a hairy chest and a bum like twin scoops of icecream any day – but it is scattered with such delights as this fine specimen:

and these randy young things, who are clearly bent on getting up to no good:

I need a drink.

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Racy huh? It engendered some heated debate. I apologised over here for not putting on an NSFW warning early enough, and also proposed a solution (eventually) – that I would post pretty and innocent things on Balloon Juice with a NSFW link at the end to here where I can post ruder things.

So there you are, all up to date. How have you been, dears?


One Comment on “Dirty Pictures (NSFW)”

  1. Callum James says:

    Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for the kind words about Front Free Endpaper, much appreciated… great post…

    Callum


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