18th May 2020In 2005 the Paris bookseller and expert on French erotic publishing, Jean-Pierre Dutel, produced the third volume of his encyclopedaic survey Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en français, covering the period from 1920 to 1970. The introduction provides a general survey,… read more
17th May 2020As many of you will already be aware, by far the most-visited artist on the honesterotica website is Lynn Paula Russell. It’s all too easy to forget that the artists featured on the website are (or mostly were!) real people, with lives, loves, imaginations, hopes and fears, challenges and… read more
1st February 2020So, honesterotica is very nearly two years old, and already we’ve welcomed nearly 80,000 unique visitors, who collectively have viewed over 4 million images. Not bad eh?
We thought you might like to know what you and your fellow visitors have found most attractive during the time we’ve been going… read more
26th September 2017We couldn’t quite understand why 1,536 new visitors came to look at honesterotica yesterday, when our average daily visitors are usually under a hundred. Then we discovered that indienudes.com, started sixteen years ago as a hub for discriminating erotica-lovers, had found us. What a difference… read more
30th April 2017It’s all rather exciting!
The big news is that Priscilla Frank, the arts correspondent for Huffington Post, did a lovely piece on Clara Tice and honesterotica on Monday 24 April – you can read it here – and the visitor count to the website went through the roof. As of midnight last night nearly 4,… read more
23rd March 2017Sometimes researches into honest erotica throw up some fascinating chains of events, and the book first published 1934 in French as Prélude Charnel is one of the most fascinating.
The first edition of Prélude Charnel
A well-written and very credible narrative of a young couple’s (well, at… read more
23rd March 2017(at the moment this is an abridged version of the Wikipedia entry for Pierre Louÿs; a revised text and illustrations will follow shortly)
Pierre Louÿs (1870–1925) was a French poet and writer, most renowned for lesbian and classical themes in some of his writings. He is known as a writer who… read more