Modern Screen, founded in 1930, was a major work of the fan magazine wave that could make or break a burgeoning movie star’s popularity. Tributes to the magazine and its major market rival Photoplay were common sights in classic movies, … Continue reading Let’s Read Modern Screen, April 1955!
Your weekly thread to talk about sex and intimacy and what’s going on in your relationships. Be nice and don’t kink-shame! Prompt: sex in public Continue reading Sex and Relationships 07/17/19
Talk about sec and intimacy and relationships here! Be nice and don’t kink-shame! Prompt: Hollywood sex scenes: hot or incredibly uncomfortable to watch with your family? Perhaps both? Continue reading Sex & Relationships Thread 07/10/2019
Bride’s magazine was the one-stop resource of fantasy wedding planning from 1934 to May 2019 (rip print version). Is anyone’s wedding actually like one of the weddings in the magazine? Probably not. A hefty bimonthly publication that was virtually the … Continue reading Let’s Read Brides, March 1969!
It’s the sex and relationships thread, where we talk about sex and relationships and we’re nice and we don’t make fun of anyone for expressing their individual sexual preferences! Yaay! Sex thread! Today’s prompt: injuries sustained during the act of … Continue reading Sex and Relationships 07/03/2019
I feel so freaky tonight And I need someone to talk about sex and intimacy and relationships So bring your body here baby be nice and no kinkshaming This week’s prompt: romantic vacations Continue reading Sex and Relationships Thread 06/25/19
For history of the magazine, check out the Sunset from a few weeks ago. Initially created as a promotional magazine for the Southern Pacific’s Sunset Limited railroad line, the magazine nudged readers to fall in love with the American west. … Continue reading Let’s Read Sunset, March 1905!
Talk about intimacy and relationships and stuff. Be nice and don’t kink shame. This week: what’s your definition of a fetish? How do you distinguish a kink from a fetish? How do you distinguish that from just something you find attractive? … Continue reading Sex and Relationships 06/19/2019
Every freakin’ night and every freakin’ day I wanna hear about your intimacy and relationships in every freakin’ way Every freakin’ day and every freakin’ night Let’s not judge each other’s kinks and let’s be so freakin’ nice! This week’s … Continue reading Sex & Relationships Thread, 06/12/2019
The Christian Herald ran from 1878 to 2006. Originally inspired by a British Christian newsletter of the same name, the magazine was at one point the highest circulating religious magazine in America. Along with news of the Evangelical Christian ministries across the globe, the magazine featured original fiction and poetry, homemaking and child rearing interest articles, as well as international Christian-Muslim relations. A platform for appeals to international and domestic charitable causes, the magazine made a name for itself in the interest of charity through summer camps for disadvantaged inner city children. My personal impression of this magazine is that it seems written for the archetypal midcentury progressive Christian, like the image of the kindly granny who spends all her free time knitting socks for babies born to unwed mothers, as someone reads articles from this magazine to her to pass the time. For a good history of The Christian Herald and its lasting impact through Christian summer camps, click here.
I need some love like I never needed love before (Wanna make love to you baby) I had a little love – now I’m back for more (wanna talk about your relationships and intimacy baby) Set your spirit free (And … Continue reading Sex & Relationships Thread 06/05/19
Hey, I’ve been sick for what feels like eons. My brain don’t work good for the minute. So talk about what’s good and bad and what’s got you dancin’ in your pants. No judgin’ or shamin’ This week’s prompt: sex … Continue reading Sex and Relationships Thread 09/29/19
Sunset magazine has been around a long time. Like, a long time. I was under the impression that it had grown out of a carefully maintained patch of ivy in someone’s perpetually remodeled natural wood patio sometime around 1972, but … Continue reading Let’s Read Sunset, June 1978!
This week’s topic: your first experiences with internet hedonism (pr0n, chatrooms, hentai, cyber sex, whatever) Be nice. Don’t kinkshame. And remember that you don’t HAVE to follow the prompt. Continue reading Sex & Relationships Thread 05/22/2019
May 20th is considered on the “cusp” of Taurus-Gemini, or the last day of Taurus in the zodiac before it rolls over to Gemini. According to dailyhoroscope.com, “cusp have the bonus of being both physically strong and mentally agile, which … Continue reading Cusp of Taurus Day Thread (05/20)
Cuz tonight baaay-bah I wanna get FREAKY with you (in a respectful and mutually consenting way) (talk about your freaky freaky selves here) (no kink shaming) This week’s prompt: sex toys Continue reading Sex & Relationships Thread 05/15/2019
Ala peanut butter sandwiches, it’s a night thread! Continue reading Night Thread of Peanut Butter Sandwiches 05/14/2019
France, an English language tourism magazine, has been published quarterly by The French-American Cultural Foundation since 1985. It has a curiously familiar tone, as if the intended audience has already been there and intends to visit semi regularly. It also … Continue reading Let’s Read France, Summer 1988!
Talking about love and intimacy and relationships until we drown / I WANNA SEX YOU UP / No kinkshaming! This week’s prompt, courtesy of MANTELLIGENCE.COM: What are your biggest fears about relationships? Continue reading Sex and Relationships Thread 05/08/2019
Why does this always go up on Wednesdays? Because Wednesday is hump day! Be nice and don’t kinkshame. This week’s prompt: forgiveness Continue reading Sex & Relationships Thread 05/01/2019
Chatelaine, a long-running Canadian women’s general interest magazine, was founded in 1928 under Maclean Publishing, the same media giant that ran Canadian Homes and Gardens, among other magazines. The magazine’s name, which was suggested by a reader in a contest, … Continue reading Let’s Read Chatelaine, August 1967!