|1889 French Postcard|
Although erotic photographs were being produced all over the world, in 1900 Paris was considered to be the epicenter of the industry, and it wasn't very long before the photos themselves became known simply as "French Postcards" regardless of their origin. They didn't know it then, but this sex novelty would help transform American smut when soldiers returned home from The Great War (WWI) which was just around the corner. While most of these were of women (and men enjoying women) it's likely that there were more gay/bisexual photographs available back then than we have record of existing today. That's because the Olympics offered an excuse to be interested in male nudes. Unfortunately, many men were likely to boast to their friends about the male-female sex postcards, while keeping hushed about the other flavors of life that they also desired to taste. VGMH's survey on sex last September confirmed that point for more modern times.