Sunday, December 30, 2012

Vintage December: The Posing Strap Era

Until 1967, it was illegal to send a photograph of an "uncovered" human penis through the U.S. mail. Thus the posing strap was born, probably sometime in the early 20th century. As time went by, photographers and models got better and better at suggesting what was under the strap without quite removing it. The U.S. Supreme Court (which was quite liberal in the 1950s and '60s) helped, by ruling that the language of the law--that the penis had to be "covered"--did not necessarily mean that the penis had to be invisible. And so there was, briefly (until 1967, when the Supreme Court took the federal government out of the business of regulating "porn" altogether and left it to the states), a period of great artistry in the production and wearing of translucent, transparent, and loosely crocheted posing straps that left very little to the imagination! This post is a tribute to some of the great posing straps and some of the great posing strap wearers, like Dick Stark, Tuck Powell, John Hamill, and Vic Seipke!


  1. Wonderful article and super hot pix. Thanks for the gorgeous collection. I find these super erotic. Ah, the imagination goes wild! Happy New Year, buddy! AOM