Gay excess!

28th May 2022

Male component size and quantity of product are key features of the distinctive pencil art of the gay artist known only as Joseph, today’s new addition @honesterotica. See his copious work now by clicking here and ponder on the real meaning of hyperspermia!

Sweetly profound orientalism

27th May 2022

Today’s illustrations for a new edition of Franz Toussaint’s translations of prose poems from the Arabic, The Garden of Caresses, was Mariette Lydis’s last book commission. Warning: mild eroticism, children and animals :-)  See them all now by clicking here.

Most revolting …

25th May 2022

Back to 1808 today with ‘the most monstrous and the most revolting that impiety, corruption and immorality have ever produced’. Anon’s illustrations to Évariste de Parny’s Battle of the Gods maybe seem a bit tame these days, but see what caused all the fuss now by clicking here.

A scary erotic wonderland

23rd May 2022

The French artist Patrick Jannin, with his disturbing images of creatures of startling beauty, women with animal heads, animals with dreamy bodies, goddesses straight out of ancient myths, is today’s new addition. See all his remarkable work now by clicking here. Enjoy!

Small wonders

21st May 2022

The erotic ex libris or bookplate has grown enormously in popularity, and today we bring you the remarkable work of the Ukrainian artist David Bekker, who died earlier this year. Imaginative, technically brilliant, you can see his miniature masterpieces now at by clicking here.

Oriental pleasures

17th May 2022

We can never have enough of Paul-Émile Bécat’s wonderful illustrations, and today we bring you his 1956 engravings for Fortunio, Théophile Gautier’s magical fantasia of the orient recreated in 1830s Paris. See them all now by clicking here.

Doodles at the end of the world?

13th May 2022

Most of us enjoy doodling on odd bits of paper, but today’s new artist takes the form to a new dimension. See Jonathan Guthmann’s hilarious phallic doodles, plus his remarkable Book of Revelations engravings, now by clicking here. Laugh and be in awe …

Stylish orientalism

12th May 2022

Today’s newcomer to @honesterotica is the Russian-French painter, graphic artist and sculptor Génia Minache, who came to book illustration relatively late in life. See her stylish paintings for the Kama Sutra, Omar Khayyám and more by clicking here.

New Apollonia!

11th May 2022

A treat for all Apollonia Saintclair lovers today – Volume 5 of Ink is My Blood is ready, and you can see a large selection from the collection by clicking here. As film director Anthony Byrne writes in the introduction, ‘Let her set you free’.

Are art and the erotic inseparable?

5th May 2022

At last – Picasso! Not just his erotic paintings, but the three amazing series of erotic etchings made in 1968 in his final fling of creativity when he was in his mid-80s. What an artist, what an impossible man, especially for women! See them all now by clicking here.