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Diana and Callisto

Posted in Mythology with tags , , on April 28, 2017 by alvinavalon

Diana and Callisto by Jollain
In Roman mythology, Callisto was a nymph whose name means “the most beautiful.” She was devoted to the goddess Diana and swore to remain a virgin in her honor. But when the god Jupiter saw Callisto he decided he had to get his hands on that beautiful virgin pussy. He transformed  himself into the likeness of Diana, in which form Callisto happily allowed him to have his way with her. This story had a huge appeal for artists, because it allowed them to portray the normally taboo subject of lesbian sex. The detail reproduced here is from a 1770 painting by Nicolas-René Jollain.

Lesbian Space Girls

Posted in Weird sex with tags , , on January 28, 2015 by alvinavalon

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“Lesbian Space Gals of 1973” is the intriguing title of a recent article on the Weird Universe site. It’s about eight female members of the U.S. Air Force who underwent training for travel in outer space.

It’s clear from the article that not all the women were lesbians, since one of them, 25-year-old Lorraine Schoen, is quoted as saying the “biggest thing” she missed was male companionship. Presumably by “biggest” she was thinking in terms of penis size!

But some of the women do seem to have been Sapphically oriented, or bisexual at least, since 32-year-old Evelyn Jean Parks admitted to being a reader of Playboy magazine as well as Playgirl!

 

Sappho

Posted in Mythology with tags , , , on March 28, 2014 by alvinavalon

Sappho by GleyreSappho was one of the greatest poets of the ancient world. She was born on the Greek island of Lesbos in the 7th century BC. A native of Lesbos is known as a Lesbian, and in English this word has come to mean a homosexual female due to the homoerotic nature of some of Sappho’s poems. The word “Sapphic” is sometimes used as a synonym of Lesbian.

The picture above is adapted from the painting “Sappho’s bedtime” by Charles Gleyre (1806 – 1874). The one below is from Édouard-Henri Avril (1849 –1928). Both scenes include a lyre, which was a harp-like musical instrument used to accompany poetry in ancient times.

Sappho by Avril