I'm not into S&M, so these 60's fetish photo books just look silly to me. I guess, though, one person's silliness is another person's turn-on. John Waters conveyed that quite nicely with his broad array of fetishes in "A Dirty Shame." I think the main message of the film was that sex shouldn't be taken so seriously, and that safe, consenting adults should do whatever they please, even if it does involve getting dressed up as teddy bears or rolling around in cake, or what have you. Get over it people! Anyway, here's some 60's fetish ephemera for you. They don't do anything for me, but maybe someone out there finds them to be more than just kitschy silliness!
FringePop is a showcase for uncommon and esoteric cultural artifacts. The focus is on unusual items from both popular and fringe culture, with an emphasis on subversive pieces. The items shown are from the author's personal collection, unless otherwise noted.
I am a pop culture buff and collector, who focuses on the odd, subversive, and fringe elements of Western culture. In 2005, I edited a book for Feral House called "Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties." The vintage oddities in my collection include victoriana, sideshow, medical, and kitsch. I am also an amateur sewer, making clothing from vintage mod patterns.