Bringing Sexy Back — In Costume: Happy Halloween!

By Christine Cupaiuolo |

San Francisco State University’s National Sexuality Resource Center publishes the magazine American Sexuality and the journal Sexuality Research & Social Policy. It also publishes a blog, Voices of American Sexuality, which is both informative and amusing.

Here’s a round-up of best moments in cartoon sexual literacy history. And, courtesy of Voices, we bring you a full mix of Halloween options for women. Check out the video below, which prompted this response from Ann at Feministing: “However, actual non-parody sexy racial stereotype and sexy anorexic costumes? Not so hilarious.”

Nor are these “pre-teen girl costumes,” which aren’t that different from what you’ll see in the video. How ’bout the pre-teen “cop,” “firefighter,” or “French maid“? And, three years later, they’re still selling pimp outfits. You know when the dog gets his own pimp costume that fad has so passed. Bring on the mustard!

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  1. Anna Rose says:

    Hi Christine, I work for the NSRC (and am a semi-occasional blogger) for the Am Sex blog. I just wanted to thank you for mentioning us in your blog! We’re honored!


  2. Margie says:

    I absolutely love Halloween. I turn into a kid again. I am so sick of the ridiculous costumes. Do you really need to dress women up like hookers and pass it off as Halloween costume?