A short stretch of lust

26th August 2022

Though her ‘erotic period’ was short (coinciding with a ‘lust period’?), Katinka Niederstrasser’s imaginative graphics are clever and thought-provoking. See them now by clicking here.

Antique debauchery

26th August 2022

The prolific eighteenth-century English painter George Morland created just thirteen explicitly erotic images, but the prints made from them, including Fanny Hill and Tom Jones, quickly became early classics of the genre. See them all now by clicking here.

Are your images distorted?

23rd August 2022

Since we upgraded our software a few weeks ago, a handful of people have reported that some images on the site appear distorted. Though we initially thought it was a browser issue, it turned out to be a glitch in the latest update of Drupal, the (usually extremely reliable) web-building tool we use for the site. It’s now fixed, but though we’ve done a thorough check there may still be a handful of images that still appear distorted. If you are unlucky enough to find an image that has slipped through the net, we’d be grateful if you could let us know – an email to info@honesterotica.com is best – which portfolio and image number is still appearing stretched sideways. Many thanks!

Spanish style and imagination

14th August 2022

The Spanish artist Celedonio Perellón is today’s new addition, including his superwoman character Bunda (named for her fabulous derrière) and some remarkable Gamiani illustrations. Enjoy Perellón’s work now by clicking here.

Everywhere (almost)

12th August 2022

This is you, folks! A map of where @honesterotica’s 10k+ wonderful Twitter followers live – and what an international lot you are. We feel so honoured to have you on board, makes the whole project worthwhile. But ... c’mon Iceland and Madagascar ...

Playing your cards right

10th August 2022

Giuseppe Zaccaria, better known as Pino Zac, was a pioneer of satirical cartoons in his native Italy, but he only produced one erotic portfolio, a set of playing cards combining the clever use of suite symbols and his boundless imagination. See them now by clicking here.

Stripped-down erotic comics

9th August 2022

Another important comic artist today, the prolific Argentinian Solano López, who in his late 60s turned to drawing erotic comics, including the classic Young Witches series. See his work now by clicking here.

A spanking good read

7th August 2022

Another of those wonderful 1930s Parisian flagellation novels today, this one with better-than-usual illustrations by the French artist Étienne Le Rallic – as far as we know his only foray into the genre. See The Pleasure of the Whip now by clicking here. Enjoy!

Small but perfectly formed

5th August 2022

In the last twenty years erotic bookplates have become popular, not to be pasted into books but to be be framed and displayed; the etchings of the French artist Patricia Nik-Dad are perfect examples of this genre, and you can see more than a hundred of them by clicking here.

A little light flagellation

4th August 2022

For those of you who like period spanking literature, we’ve just added Pierre Noël’s 1932 illustrations to the French flagellation narrative Diana Gantée, the Parisian Madame who trains young women to the manner required by her clients … See them now by clicking here.