Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s erotic valentine

Rocky Horror photos by Mick Rock; Aubrey Beardsley’s The Mirror of Love, 1895, detail

I recently rediscovered The Rocky Horror Picture Show after watching Glee’s Jayma Mays sing “Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me.” Trust Dr. Frank-N-Furter to end my blogging dry spell, and make me realize I have something to celebrate on Valentine’s Day—polymorphous perversity! Truly, I have been a devotee of Decadence for years. In that spirit, I present this erotic iconography. Freaks, geeks and genderbenders, will you be my valentine?

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure
Swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh

It's so ten years ago—Marcelo Krasilcic photo printed from nerve.com

Gustav Klimt, Fishblood, 1898

Irving Penn, U.S. Camera Annual 1951, p. 160

Gustav Klimt, Judith and Holopherne, 1901

Mick Rock's Rocky Horror coffee table book

Self-expression: Egon Schiele's Nude Self-Portrait, 1910

Lori Petty as Tank Girl, David LaChapelle, The Face, June '95, suicideblonde

Vaslav Nijinsky

Zaria Kinbaku yaoi doujinshi, p. 9 detail

The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife, Katsushika Hokusai, woodblock shunga c. 1814, akatniek.nl

Pierre Bonnard, Nude in the Bath, 1936

Pre-Raphaelite repressed sensuality: Edward Burne-Jones, The Sleeping Beauty, 1870-1873

Magenta's Gothic Lolita look

Choreography by Kaslan Goleizovsky, video still

Norman Lindsay etching, Afternoon of a Faun, 1920

Luscious smears of pigment are clearly sexy: Willem de Kooning, Two Women, 1964

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