Cunnilingus is an oral sex act performed by a person on the female genitalia. The clitoris is the most sexually sensitive part of the human female genitalia, its stimulation may result in female sexual arousal or orgasm. Cunnilingus can be sexually arousing for participants and may be performed by a sexual partner as foreplay to incite sexual arousal before other sexual activities or as an erotic and physically intimate act on its own. Like most forms of sexual activity, oral sex can be a risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections. However, the transmission risk for oral sex HIV transmission, is lower than for vaginal or anal sex. Oral sex is regarded as taboo, but most countries do not have laws which ban the practice. Heterosexual couples do not regard cunnilingus as affecting the virginity of either partner, while lesbian couples do regard it as a form of virginity loss. People may have negative feelings or sexual inhibitions about giving or receiving cunnilingus or may refuse to engage in it.
The term cunnilingus is derived from the Latin words for the vulva and the verb "to lick". There are numerous slang terms for cunnilingus, including drinking from the furry cup, carpet munching, muff-diving. Additional common slang terms used are giving lip service, or tipping the velvet, it is popularly known in the urban community as dining at the Y or DATY. A person who performs cunnilingus may be referred to as a cunnilinguist. General statistics indicate that 70-80% of women require direct clitoral stimulation to achieve orgasm. Shere Hite's research on human female sexuality reports that, for most women, orgasm is achieved by cunnilingus because of the direct clitoral stimulation that may be involved during the act. A person who performs cunnilingus on someone might be referred to as the giving partner, the other person as the receiving partner. During the activity, the receiving female's partner may use fingers to open the labia majora to enable the tongue to better stimulate the clitoris, or the female may separate the labia for her partner.
Separating the legs wide would usually open the vulva sufficiently for the partner to orally reach the clitoris. Some sex manuals recommend beginning with a gentler, less focused stimulation of the labia and the whole genital area; the tip, blade, or underside of the tongue may be used, so might the nose, chin and lips. Movements can be slow or fast, regular or erratic, firm or soft, according to the participants' preferences; the tongue can be inserted into the vagina, either moving. The performing partner may hum to produce vibration. Cunnilingus may be accompanied by the use of a sex toy. Women may consider personal hygiene before practicing oral sex important, as poor hygiene can lead to bad odors, accumulation of sweat and micro-residue, which the giving partner may find unpleasant; some women trim pubic hair, which may enhance their oral sex experience. Autocunnilingus, cunnilingus performed by a female on herself, may be possible, but an unusually high degree of flexibility is required, which may be possessed only by contortionists.
Any position which offers a sex partner oral access to a female's crotch area is suitable for cunnilingus, including: Doggy style: the female crouches on all fours, while her partner performs oral sex from behind or from below. Face-sitting: the female sits on or above the partner's face. In this position she has more control over her body movements and can guide her partner or auto-stimulate against the partner's face. Missionary: the female lies on her back, with her legs spread, pulled up to her chest, on her partner or raised; the female can lie on any surface, such as a table, etc. Mutual stimulation: such as in the 69 position. Sitting: the female sits on a chair or uses some other support. Spreadeagle: similar to the missionary position except that the arms and legs are spread wide, that physical restraints may be used. Standing: the female stands while her partner is either sitting or on the knees. However, in this position the clitoris is more difficult to stimulate orally; the female may hold onto furniture for support.
Chlamydia, human papillomavirus, herpes and other sexually transmitted infections, can be transmitted through oral sex. Any sexual exchange of bodily fluids with a person infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, poses a risk of infection. Risk of STI infection, however, is considered lower for oral sex than for vaginal or anal sex, with HIV transmission considered the lowest risk with regard to oral sex. Furthermore, the documented risk of HIV transmission through cunnilingus is lower than that associated with fellatio, vaginal or anal intercourse. There is an increased risk of STI if the receiving partner has wounds on her genitals, or if the giving partner has wounds or open sores on or in his or her mouth, or bleeding gums. Brushing the teeth, flossing, or undergoing dental work soon before or after performing cunnilingus can increase the risk of transmission, because all of these activities can cause small scratches in the lining of the mouth; these wounds when they are microscopic, increas
A French postcard is a small, postcard-sized piece of cardstock featuring a photograph of a nude or semi-nude woman. Such erotic cards were produced in great volume in France, in the late 19th and early 20th century; the term was adopted in the United States, where such cards were not made. The cards were sold as postcards, but the primary purpose was not for sending by mail, as they would have been banned from delivery; the cards sometimes depicted naked lesbians. French street vendors, tobacco shops and a variety of other vendors bought the photographs for resale to tourists. A number of photographers and studios produced French postcards, with some of them featuring popular models. Many photographers and studios specialized in images with an Orientalist theme. French Postcards: An Album of Vintage Erotica, Martin Stevens. Universe Books/Rizzoli, 2007, ISBN 978-0789315342 P. Hammond French undressing: naughty postcards from 1900 to 1920. London: Jupiter, 1976. W. Oulette, B. Jones Erotic postcards.
New York: Excalibur, 1977
Penthouse is a men's magazine founded by Bob Guccione. It combines urban lifestyle articles and softcore pornographic pictorials that, in the 1990s, temporarily evolved into hardcore. Although Guccione was American, the magazine was founded in 1965 in the United Kingdom. Beginning in September 1969, it was sold in the United States as well. Penthouse has been owned by Penthouse Global Media Inc. since 2016. The complete assets of Penthouse Global Media were bought out by WGCZ Ltd. in June 2018 after winning a bankruptcy auction bid. The Penthouse logo is a stylized key which incorporates both the Mars and Venus symbols in its design; the magazine's centerfold models are known as Penthouse Pets and customarily wear a distinctive necklace inspired by this logo. At the height of his success, who died in 2010, was considered to be one of the richest men in the United States. In 1982 he was listed in the Forbes 400 ranking of wealthiest people.). An April 2002 New York Times article reported Guccione as saying that Penthouse grossed $3.5 billion to $4 billion over the 30-year life of the company, with net income of half a billion dollars.
Penthouse magazine began publication in 1965, in the UK and in North America in 1969, an attempt to compete with Hugh Hefner's Playboy. Guccione offered editorial content, more sensational than that of Playboy, the magazine's writing was far more investigative than Hefner's upscale emphasis, with stories about government cover-ups and scandals. Writers such as Seymour Hersh, Craig S. Karpel, James Dale Davidson, Ernest Volkman exposed numerous scandals and corruption at the highest levels of the United States Government. Contributors to the magazine included such writers as Isaac Asimov, James Baldwin, Howard Blum, Victor Bockris, T. C. Boyle, Alexander Cockburn, Harry Crews, Cameron Crowe, Don DeLillo, Alan Dershowitz, Edward Jay Epstein, Joe Flaherty, Chet Flippo, Albert Goldman, Anthony Haden-Guest, John Hawkes, Nat Hentoff, Warren Hinckle, Abbie Hoffman, Nicholas von Hoffman, Michael Korda, Paul Krassner, Michael Ledeen, Anthony Lewis, Peter Manso, Joyce Carol Oates, James Purdy, Philip Roth, Harrison E. Salisbury, Gail Sheehy, Robert Sherrill, Mickey Spillane, Ben Stein, Harry Stein, Tad Szulc, Jerry Tallmer, Studs Terkel, Nick Tosches, Gore Vidal, Irving Wallace, Ruth Westheimer.
The magazine was founded on humble beginnings. Due to Guccione's lack of resources, he photographed most of the models for the magazine's early issues. Without professional training, Guccione applied his knowledge of painting to his photography, establishing the diffused, soft focus look that would become one of the trademarks of the magazine's pictorials. Guccione would sometimes take several days to complete a shoot; as the magazine grew more successful, Guccione embraced a life of luxury. However, in contrast to Hugh Hefner, who threw wild parties at his Playboy Mansions, life at Guccione's mansion was remarkably sedate during the hedonistic 1970s, he once had his bodyguards eject a local radio personality, hired as a DJ and jumped into the swimming pool naked. The magazine's pictorials offered more sexually explicit content than was seen in most sold men's magazines of the era. Penthouse has over the years, featured a number of authorized and unauthorized photos of celebrities such as Madonna and Vanessa Williams.
In both cases, the photos were taken earlier in their careers and sold to Penthouse only after Madonna and Williams became famous. In the late 1990s, the magazine began to show more "fetish" content such as urination, bondage and "facials". On January 15, 2016, a press release emanating from owner FriendFinder Networks announced that Penthouse would shutter its print operations and move to all digital. However, managing director Kelly Holland disavowed the decision and pledged to keep the print version of the magazine alive. In 1982, Guccione was listed in the Forbes 400 ranking of wealthiest people, with a reported $400 million net worth. An April 2002 New York Times article quoted Guccione as saying that Penthouse grossed $3.5 billion to $4 billion over the 30-year life of the company, with a net income of $500 million. In an effort to raise cash and to reduce debt, Penthouse sold its portfolio of several automotive magazine titles in 1999, for $33 million cash to Peterson Automotive, the national automotive-publishing group.
While these titles were successful, it is reported that the science and health magazines Omni and Longevity cost Penthouse $100 million, contributing to its eventual financial troubles. On August 12, 2003, General Media, the parent company of the magazine, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Upon filing, Cerberus Capital Management entered into a $5 million debtor-in-possession credit line with General Media to provide General Media working capital. In October 2003, it was announced that Penthouse magazine was being put up for sale as part of a deal with its creditors. On November 13, 2004, Guccione resigned as Chairman and CEO of Penthouse International, the parent of General Media. Penthouse filed for bankruptcy protection on September 17, 2013; the magazine's owner FriendFinder’s current common stock was wiped out and was no longer traded on the open market. In August 2013, FriendFinder’s stock was delisted from Nasdaq because it failed to trade for more than $1; as of 2015, General Media Communications, Inc. publishes entertainment magazines and operates as a subsidiary of FriendFinder Networks Inc.
In February 2016, Pentho
Fellatio is an oral sex act involving the use of the mouth or throat performed by a person on the penis of another person. If performed on oneself, the act is called autofellatio. Oral stimulation of the scrotum may be termed fellatio, or colloquially as teabagging. Fellatio can be sexually arousing for both participants, may lead to orgasm for the receiving partner, it may be performed by a sexual partner as foreplay before other sexual activities such as vaginal or anal intercourse, or as an erotic and physically intimate act of its own. Like most forms of sexual activity, oral sex creates a risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections. Most countries do not have laws banning the practice of oral sex, though some cultures may consider it taboo. People may refuse to give or receive it due to negative feelings or sexual inhibitions. People do not regard forms of oral sex as affecting the virginity of either partner, though opinions on the matter vary; the English noun fellatio comes from fellātus, which in Latin is the past participle of the verb fellāre, meaning to suck.
In fellatio the -us is replaced by the -io. The -io ending is used in English to create nouns from Latin adjectives and it can indicate a state or action wherein the Latin verb is being, or has been, performed. Further English words have been created based on the same Latin root. A person who performs fellatio upon another may be termed a fellator; the equivalent term for a female is fellatrix. A person who performs fellatio on someone may be referred to as the giving partner, the other person as the receiving partner. Fellatio can be sexually arousing for participants, males experience orgasm and ejaculation of semen during the act. People may use fellatio as foreplay to sexually arouse their sex partner before vaginal or anal intercourse, or other sexual activity, or they may use it as an erotic and physically intimate act in its own right; the sex partner may be of either sex. When the penis is thrust into someone's mouth, it may be called irrumatio, though the term is used; the essential aspect of fellatio is for the sex partner to take the penis into their mouth, move their mouth up and down the penis to a rhythm set by them mimicking the thrusting motion of vaginal or anal intercourse, with saliva acting as a lubricant, being careful not to bite or scratch with the teeth.
The man receiving fellatio can slow the rhythm of the stimulation by holding his partner's head. The partner may orally play with the penis by licking, kissing or otherwise playing with the tongue and lips. Fellatio may include the oral stimulation of the scrotum, whether licking, sucking or taking the entire scrotum into the mouth, it is difficult for some people to perform fellatio, due to their sensitivities to the natural gag reflex. Different people have different sensitivities to the reflex, but some people learn to suppress the reflex. Nancy Friday's book, Men in Love – Men's Sexual Fantasies: The Triumph of Love over Rage, suggests that swallowing semen is high on a man's intimacy scale; the man receiving fellatio receives direct sexual stimulation, while his partner may derive satisfaction from giving him pleasure. Giving and receiving fellatio may happen in sex positions like 69 and daisy chain. Fellatio is sometimes practiced when penile penetration would create a physical difficulty for a sex partner.
For example, it may be practiced during pregnancy instead of vaginal intercourse by couples wishing to engage in intimate sexual activity while avoiding the difficulty of vaginal intercourse during stages of pregnancy. There may be other reasons why a woman may not wish to have vaginal intercourse, such as apprehension of losing her virginity, of becoming pregnant, or she may be menstruating, it is physically possible for men with sufficient flexibility, penis size, or both, to perform fellatio on themselves as a form of masturbation. Few men penis length to safely perform the necessary frontbend. Deep-throating is a sexual act in which a person takes a partner's entire erect penis deep into the mouth and throat; the technique and term were popularized by the 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat. The practice is a type of fellatio where the receptive partner is in control, while deep throat penetration by an thrusting partner is called irrumatio. For deep-throating, the penis has to be long enough so that it can reach the back of the recipient's throat.
Deep-throating can be difficult, due to the natural gag reflex triggered when the soft palate is touched. Different people have different sensitivities to the reflex, with practice, some people learn to suppress it. Deep-throating leads to an different kind of oral stimulation in comparison to regular fellatio: the tongue is immobilized during deep-throating and sucking becomes impossible. Chlamydia, human papillomavirus, herpes and other sexually transmitted infections, can be transmitted through oral sex. Any sexual exchange of bodily fluids with a person infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, poses a risk of infection. Risk of STI infection, however, is consi
Alice in Wonderland (1976 film)
Alice in Wonderland is a 1976 American musical comedy pornographic film, loosely based on Lewis Carroll's book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It starred Kristine De Bell as Alice; the film was favorably reviewed by film critic Roger Ebert in 1976. The film received an X rating in 1976 and subsequently, an R rating a year after three minutes were cut from the film, it was re-released on VHS with text preceding the movie noting that while more hardcore footage had been shot, the footage "could not be included" in the final cut. After rejecting the advances of her boyfriend, mousy librarian Alice falls asleep reading Alice in Wonderland; the White Rabbit appears to her in a dream and she follows him into a strange wonderland. Finding herself in a room and too large to fit through the small door, Alice drinks a potion which causes her to shrink while her dress remains the same size, leaving her naked. While chasing the Rabbit, she falls into a river and begins to drown, but is saved by a group of local inhabitants.
After making friends with them, Alice is gifted a new dress before setting off after the Rabbit again. While walking through the woods, she begins to experiment with her sexuality by stripping naked and masturbating; the Rabbit takes her to meet the Mad Hatter. After being uncomfortable when the Mad Hatter exposes his penis to her, Alice performs fellatio on him, she is called to assist Humpty Dumpty, who has fallen off a wall, causing him to lose the ability to achieve an erection. The situation is rectified, she is taken to meet siblings Tweedledee and Tweedledum, whom she watches having passionate but incestuous intercourse. Following this encounter, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter continue on toward the King's Ball. On the way, they come across a couple having sex in an open field. At the royal court, the King converses with Alice, speaking with her about self-empowerment and ignoring the judgements of others; the Queen appears, catching Alice and the king in bed together. A hurried trial is held and Alice is "convicted" of being a virgin.
As punishment, the Queen orders Alice to have sex with her. A number of sexual escapades ensue among various characters as Alice prepares to carry out her sentence, including a brief lesbian encounter between Alice and the Queen's maids. Alice and the Queen engage in lesbian sex, but as a result of the cunnilingus she receives from Alice, the Queen experiences an orgasm so strong it incapacitates her; the Mad Hatter and White Rabbit assist Alice in escaping the Queen. Waking from her dream and thereby returning to the real world, Alice meets William again. Having experienced a sexual awakening while in Wonderland, Alice accepts William's advances and they have sex in the library. In a closing sequence, Alice travels through Wonderland naked before she and William set off toward their new home where they live "happily after." The film was produced by adult film mogul William Osco, the producer of one of the first mainstream adult films and its sequel Harlot, as well as Flesh Gordon. Osco chose to make, as his next project, an adult musical version of the Lewis Carroll novel, finding that the story rights were in the public domain.
The result was an X-rated feature, picked up by 20th Century Fox, who cut three minutes to obtain an R rating. The film was shot in New York over ten days. Alice in Wonderland opened theatrically in the United States on December 10, 1976; the film grossed over $90 million globally. Alice in Wonderland was released during the Golden Age of Porn in the United States, at a time of "porno chic", in which adult erotic films were released, publicly discussed by celebrities and taken by film critics; the film was circulated as an R-rated version in VHS format by Media Home Entertainment, while the hardcore version was available on VHS. Both have long been out of print. In December 2007, underground film company Subversive Cinema released a DVD containing the original X-rated and hardcore versions restored, available through DVD retail outlets. In January 2004, Osco produced and directed an Off-Broadway musical adaptation of his Alice in Wonderland at the Kirk Theatre, New York; the stage production, entitled Alice in Wonderland: An Adult Musical Comedy, features an original score by TayWah, advertising warned that it is "for mature audiences only" and "contains full nudity".
The show is set in a trailer park in Weehawken, New Jersey and follows Alice's sexual awakening as she "escapes her boyfriend's advances and mother's drunken rants" into a new erotic world. Golden Age of Porn Works based on Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy on IMDb Roger Ebert. "Alice In Wonderland — Review". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved March 31, 2009
Photography is the art and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film. It is employed in many fields of science and business, as well as its more direct uses for art and video production, recreational purposes and mass communication. A lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure. With an electronic image sensor, this produces an electrical charge at each pixel, electronically processed and stored in a digital image file for subsequent display or processing; the result with photographic emulsion is an invisible latent image, chemically "developed" into a visible image, either negative or positive depending on the purpose of the photographic material and the method of processing. A negative image on film is traditionally used to photographically create a positive image on a paper base, known as a print, either by using an enlarger or by contact printing.
The word "photography" was created from the Greek roots φωτός, genitive of φῶς, "light" and γραφή "representation by means of lines" or "drawing", together meaning "drawing with light". Several people may have coined the same new term from these roots independently. Hercules Florence, a French painter and inventor living in Campinas, used the French form of the word, photographie, in private notes which a Brazilian historian believes were written in 1834; this claim is reported but has never been independently confirmed as beyond reasonable doubt. The German newspaper Vossische Zeitung of 25 February 1839 contained an article entitled Photographie, discussing several priority claims – Henry Fox Talbot's – regarding Daguerre's claim of invention; the article is the earliest known occurrence of the word in public print. It was signed "J. M.", believed to have been Berlin astronomer Johann von Maedler. The inventors Nicéphore Niépce, Henry Fox Talbot and Louis Daguerre seem not to have known or used the word "photography", but referred to their processes as "Heliography", "Photogenic Drawing"/"Talbotype"/"Calotype" and "Daguerreotype".
Photography is the result of combining several technical discoveries, relating to seeing an image and capturing the image. The discovery of the camera obscura that provides an image of a scene dates back to ancient China. Greek mathematicians Aristotle and Euclid independently described a pinhole camera in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE. In the 6th century CE, Byzantine mathematician Anthemius of Tralles used a type of camera obscura in his experiments; the Arab physicist Ibn al-Haytham invented a camera obscura and pinhole camera. Leonardo da Vinci mentions natural camera obscura that are formed by dark caves on the edge of a sunlit valley. A hole in the cave wall will act as a pinhole camera and project a laterally reversed, upside down image on a piece of paper. Renaissance painters used the camera obscura which, in fact, gives the optical rendering in color that dominates Western Art, it is a box with a hole in it which allows light to go through and create an image onto the piece of paper.
The birth of photography was concerned with inventing means to capture and keep the image produced by the camera obscura. Albertus Magnus discovered silver nitrate, Georg Fabricius discovered silver chloride, the techniques described in Ibn al-Haytham's Book of Optics are capable of producing primitive photographs using medieval materials. Daniele Barbaro described a diaphragm in 1566. Wilhelm Homberg described how light darkened some chemicals in 1694; the fiction book Giphantie, published in 1760, by French author Tiphaigne de la Roche, described what can be interpreted as photography. Around the year 1800, British inventor Thomas Wedgwood made the first known attempt to capture the image in a camera obscura by means of a light-sensitive substance, he used paper or white leather treated with silver nitrate. Although he succeeded in capturing the shadows of objects placed on the surface in direct sunlight, made shadow copies of paintings on glass, it was reported in 1802 that "the images formed by means of a camera obscura have been found too faint to produce, in any moderate time, an effect upon the nitrate of silver."
The shadow images darkened all over. The first permanent photoetching was an image produced in 1822 by the French inventor Nicéphore Niépce, but it was destroyed in a attempt to make prints from it. Niépce was successful again in 1825. In 1826 or 1827, he made the View from the Window at Le Gras, the earliest surviving photograph from nature; because Niépce's camera photographs required an long exposure, he sought to improve his bitumen process or replace it with one, more practical. In partnership with Louis Daguerre, he worked out post-exposure processing methods that produced visually superior results and replaced the bitumen with a more light-sensitive resin, but hours of exposure in the camera were still required. With an eye to eventual commercial exploitation, the partners opted for total secrecy. Niépce died in 1833 and Daguerre redirected the experiments toward the light-sensitive silver halides, which Niépce had abandoned many years earlier because of his inability to make the images he captured with them light-fast and permanent.
Emmanuelle is a 1974 French film directed by Just Jaeckin. It is the first installment in a series of French softcore pornography films based on the novel Emmanuelle; the film stars Sylvia Kristel in the title role about a woman who takes a trip to Bangkok to enhance her sexual experience. The film was former photographer Just Jaeckin's debut feature film and was shot on location in Thailand and in France between 1973 and 1974. Emmanuelle was received negatively by critics on its initial release and with a more mixed reception years later. On its initial release in France it was one of the highest grossing French films. Columbia Pictures released both original version and English-dubbed version in the United States theatrically, making it the first X-rated film released by the company; the film was popular in Europe, the United States and Asia and was followed-up in 1975 with Emmanuelle, The Joys of a Woman. Several other films influenced by Emmanuelle were released including the Italian series Black Emanuelle.
Emmanuelle flies to Bangkok to meet her diplomat husband Jean. He asks her. After taking a nude swim, Emmanuelle is approached by a pretty young girl named Marie-Ange, who asks to meet Emmanuelle at her house. Marie-Ange arrives at the house and finds Emmanuelle sleeping, takes advantage of the situation to feel her body. Emmanuelle wakes up and they go outside where Marie-Ange asks Emmanuelle if she has any photos of herself and Jean having sex. After Emmanuelle replies she does not, Marie-Ange takes a French magazine with a photo of actor Paul Newman and begins to masturbate in front of Emmanuelle. Emmanuelle confesses to Marie-Ange that while she did not cheat on her husband in Paris, she did have sex with two strangers on the flight over to Bangkok. Emmanuelle begins to masturbate. At night, Emmanuelle tells Jean about Marie-Ange's lack of shame, which leads to Jean encouraging her to pursue the friendship; the next day at a party, Marie-Ange introduces Emmanuelle to one of her lovers, an older man named Mario.
Emmanuelle sees a French archaeologist named Bee, outside of most of the expatriate circles and she strikes up a private conversation with Bee, to whom she hands a bracelet. After Emmanuelle's insistence, Bee asks her to meet her at the Watsai klong at 2 p.m. Emmanuelle meets Bee at the location but Bee is uninterested in Emmanuelle, she returns Emmanuelle's bracelet but she refuses to take it back. Undeterred, Emmanuelle gets on Bee's jeep. Meanwhile, Jean is angry that Emmanuelle has left without informing him and suspects that her squash partner Ariane is behind it. On asking her, Ariane tells him. After a horseback ride and Bee reach a waterfall site where they spend some time, they go to the dig site where Emmanuelle distracts Bee from her work. The two have sex. Emmanuelle returns home in tears, feeling humiliated. Jean finds her, he suggests that she should take another lover. The next day Ariane attempt to play squash but have an argument. Ariane is jealous that Emmanuelle ran off with Bee, as she had hoped to be Emmanuelle's first female lover, while Emmanuelle is displeased at Ariane for having sex with Jean.
Their argument leads to Emmanuelle to meet with Mario, stating that at his age, making love becomes so difficult that any man capable of it must be an artist. After consulting with Jean, Emmanuelle resigns herself to a meeting with Mario for dinner. Mario tells Emmanuelle that monogamy will soon die out and that she must learn to let lust, rather than guilt or reason, guide her when it comes to sex, which will lead her to greater levels of pleasure. To instill this lesson, Mario takes her to an opium den, where she is raped by one of the denizens while he watches. Mario takes Emmanuelle to a boxing ring, where he talks two young men into fighting each other for the right to have sex with her. Mario tells Emmanuelle to choose one of the men as her favorite. After the match, her chosen champion prevails and she is so aroused by his willingness to fight for her that she licks the blood from a wound on his forehead and allows him to have sex with her. Emmanuelle is awakened by Mario, who tells her to change into a dress with a zipper down the back, allowing Mario to strip her for her next sexual encounter.
Emmanuelle protests that she is tired and asks Mario if he himself will have sex with her. Mario replies that he is waiting for the "next Emmanuelle"; the film ends with Emmanuelle sitting at a mirror and applying makeup, hoping that by following Mario's instructions, she will reach the higher levels of pleasure that he has promised. Sylvia Kristel as Emmanuelle Daniel Sarky as Jean, Emmanuelle's husband Jeanne Colletin as Arianne Christine Boisson as Marie-Ange Marika Green as Bee, French archaeologist Alain Cuny as Mario Gabriel Briand as Gaby Brian Samantha Due to the success of the film of Last Tango in Paris which contained explicit sexual scenes and rise of interest in hardcore pornography, producers became aware of an audience that were willing to watch adult films. Producer Yves Rousset-Rouard obtained the rights to Emmanuelle in 1972. Emmanuelle was not the first adaptation of the novel of the same name; the first was an adaptation made in the late 1960s from producer Pierre Thron, less explicit than the original novel.
Rousset-Rouard offered the film to artist and photographer Just Jaeckin, who had never directed a feature film previously. After reading the novel, Jaeckin felt daunted by the