In today’s porn news, 17th century Japanese erotica is back. In other news, we now know that 17th century porn existed—and it's intense.
Allow us to enlighten you on the old-school Japanese pornographers: “Shunga,” or the erotic drawings by Japanese artists, were popular in Japan’s Edo period, which lasted from 17th century to the19th, according to the Japan Foundation Los Angeles. During these 200 or so years, Japan was doing it big while experiencing an economic boom and cultural renaissance. And apparently, for the Japanese O.G.s, mo' money = mo' porn.
Fast forward a few hundred years, and a crop of contemporary artists are reimagining iconic shunga images for an exhibit at the Japan Foundation in L.A., weaving in elements of modern art. It was only a matter of time…
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With that history lesson out of the way, check out some of the original NSFW images for yourself.
1. This lesbian couple doing it scissor style.
2. This lady LOL-ing at her totally confused partner.
3. This pair that's totally in the zone (and maybe thinking of other people).
4. This woman's fantasy of an octopus three-way. So. Many. Tentacles.
5. This pair making sweet, sweet, 17th century love.