What It’s Like to Be a Lesbian in the Lingerie Industry

The funny thing about being a lesbian in the lingerie industry is that it feels like a paradox: I see versions of myself everywhere and nowhere at the same time. It's undeniable that female homoeroticism plays a part in so many lingerie editorials, both implicitly and explicitly, that it's not difficult for me to find… » 11/24/12 10:00am 11/24/12 10:00am

Vintage Towel Ads Reveal Our Changing Perceptions of Homoeroticism

We've posted before about how our changing collective awareness of homosexuality in the U.S. over the last several decades often leads us to see implicit (or even explicit) gay themes in vintage ads and photos that likely wouldn't have carried those connotations at the time. My colleague Gregory R. sent in a set of ads … » 10/22/12 2:20pm 10/22/12 2:20pm