To drown our lusts

To Drown Our Lusts front cover. The figures of two women, seen from their chests up, occupy most of the space. The one on the left is a brunette wearing a black, sleeveless top. Her hair is up and tied at the back of her head, and her right hand, wearing a ring with a stone or gem, is rested sideways on her chest. Her body is turned toward the left of the reader, in profile, and her head is turned towards the reader, tilted halfway downward. Her eyes look down toward the bottom of the image. Behind her is a blond woman with short, curly hair. Her torso faces the reader, but her head is turned and tilted slightly to the right of the reader. She has a slight smile on her lips, and her eyes look down at her left, away from the other woman. Her torso appears to be bare. The figures are photographically blended with one another in two places. The background is a mix of shades of orange, and the scene is lit in equally warm tonalities, mainly from the front left.
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To drown our lusts

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A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

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143 pages
18 cm

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NODL Evaluation Report

"1. Lewd, Lascivious
2. Describes sex acts offensively
3. Makes fun of normal love & sex
Committee-
This book is perversion and lust at its height
Completely objectionable."

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Contested in the U.S.A and Canada by the West Side Committee. It was listed in the NODL Newsletter from 6/7/65 until September 1966.

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Their twisted romance reached its strange climax against a backdrop of amoral, uninhibited, Paris high-life

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Anything goes in Paris, where the wildest revelries seem as tame as kids' parties and the most lustful and savage orgies are winked at by everyone old enough to know what s-e-x spells.

A romance like that between Sylvie and Marianne isn't considered even slightly unusual, even when the girls involved mix a little sadism in with their more tender love-making.

But to Nick, who also loved Sylvie, that romance was a blow that sent him off the deep end, into the midst of the most bohemian bunch of beatniks "gay" Paree has ever seen. And before that night of all-out sensation seeking was over, Nick and the two girls had seen and done things that the most fantastically erotic imagination might invent in a drug-induced delirium . . .

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The figures of two women, seen from their chests up, occupy most of the space. The one on the left is a brunette wearing a black, sleeveless top. Her hair is up and tied at the back of her head, and her right hand, wearing a ring with a stone or gem, is rested sideways on her chest. Her body is turned toward the left of the reader, in profile, and her head is turned towards the reader, tilted halfway downward. Her eyes look down toward the bottom of the image. Behind her is a blond woman with short, curly hair. Her torso faces the reader, but her head is turned and tilted slightly to the right of the reader. She has a slight smile on her lips, and her eyes look down at her left, away from the other woman. Her torso appears to be bare. The figures are photographically blended with one another in two places. The background is a mix of shades of orange, and the scene is lit in equally warm tonalities, mainly from the front left.

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Spain, Vicki, “To drown our lusts,” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed December 1, 2022, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/697.