Divine Inspiration

Pornography was often used as a vehicle to criticize religious and political authorities. Because of large spread illiteracy amongst the poor and the powerless these images – often printed on pamphlets – could actually help to spread political messages. Before the French revolution when clerics enjoyed enormous power, depicting them as oversexed power-hungry people really helped to bring the masses to the barricades. After the revolution depicting nuns and priests in sexual positions became more of a fetish, often born out of youth trauma’s caused by overly strict religious upbringings.


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