Bettie Mae Page April 22, — December 11, was an American model who gained notoriety in the s for her pin-up photos. After her death, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner called her "a remarkable lady, an iconic figure in pop culture who influenced sexuality, taste in fashion , someone who had a tremendous impact on our society ". A native of Nashville, Tennessee , Page lived in California in her early adult years before moving to New York City to pursue work as an actress. There, she found work as a pin-up model, and posed for dozens of photographers throughout the s. After years of obscurity, she experienced a resurgence of popularity in the s. In , Page converted to evangelical Christianity and worked for Billy Graham ,  studying at Bible colleges in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon , with the intent of becoming a missionary. The latter part of Page's life was marked by depression , violent mood swings , and several years in a state psychiatric hospital while suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. Betty Mae Page, who in childhood began spelling her first name "Bettie,"  was born in Nashville, Tennessee , in , the second of six children to Walter Roy Page —  and Edna Mae Pirtle — Page's parents divorced when she was 10 years old, and her mother worked two jobs, one as a hairdresser during the day and the other washing laundry at night. Page said he began sexually molesting her when she was 13 years old.
You've definitely heard of foot fetishes and bondage. But, there's basically a bottomless well of things that turn people on. But what exactly are fetishes and sexual kinks? And why do people have them? Sex therapist Kelifern Pomeranz, PsyD, says that all fetishes are kinks, but not all kinks are fetishes. A person might see a particular stimulus—like, say, a boot—while they're sexually aroused, and eventually come to associate arousal with boots.
Also called the oedipal complex, the Oedipus complex is a term used in the psychosexual stages of development theory by Sigmund Freud. According to the controversial concept, children view the same-sex parent as a rival. Specifically, a boy feels the need to compete with his father for the attention of his mother, or a girl will compete with her mother for the attention of her father. The controversy centers on the theory that a child has sexual feelings towards a parent.
The Venus of Willendorf is an The figure is associated with the Upper Paleolithic Gravettian industry , which dates to between 33, and 20, years ago. The figure itself is estimated to have been left in the ground around 25, years ago, based on radiocarbon dates from the layers surrounding it. Similar sculptures, first discovered in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, are traditionally referred to in archaeology as "Venus figurines", due to the widely-held belief that depictions of nude women with exaggerated sexual features represented an early fertility fetish , perhaps a mother goddess. The reference to Venus is metaphorical, since the figurines predate the mythological figure of Venus by many thousands of years. Some scholars reject this terminology, instead referring to the statuette as the "Woman of" or "Woman from Willendorf". Very little is known about the Venus ' origin, method of creation, or cultural significance; however, it is one of numerous " Venus figurines " surviving from Paleolithic Europe. Like other similar sculptures, it probably never had feet, and would not have stood on its own, although it might have been pegged into soft ground.