Odalisques blog

The Female Slave Market in Constantinople (1 Mar)
From the slave market to the sultan's bedchamber (17 Feb)
Buying a new slave for your harem (4 Feb)
Odalisquian books list now on Odalisques.com (29 Jan)
Edward Lane's descriptions and drawings of female clothing (27 Jan)
more posts...


"The Arab Scribe" by J.F. Lewis, 1852
"The Bath" by J.L. Gerome, in the Legion of Honor, San Francisco
"Odalisque" by Max Nonnenbruch
"By order of the sultan" by Antonio Fabres
"Idle Moments" by Frederick Arthur Bridgman, 1875
more pictures...


more books...

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About Odalisques.com

This site is a place to write about the imagined Orientalist world of odalisques, slaves, and harems within the context of BDSM, especially D/s, M/s, and O&P. I've explained some of the background in my Odalisquian Thoughts blog post, and how some of the images and text here date back to my first BDSM webpages in 1997. Where a structure like O&P provides a skeleton for M/s and D/s relationships, the Odalisquian aim is to put sensual, feminine flesh on that skeleton.

We have groups and profiles on popular social networking sites, which you can use to interact with other people interested in Odalisquian ideas:

We run the Odalisques group on FetLife, with threads about Odalisquian topics and links to paintings upload to the site.
The Odalisques feed on Twitter receives updates when new blogs or images are posted here.
The Odalisques board on Pinterest is another way of seeing the images and sharing them with friends and followers.
We use Tumblr in the same way as Pinterest, with pictures uploaded and tagged as #Odalisques.

Odalisques.com is run by Tanos, who can be contacted on FetLife or by email, Twitter etc.

The paintings used to make the icons at the top of each page are: Gerome's "Slave market", Gerome's "Muezzin", Hofmann's "Slave dealer", Lewis's "The Arab Scribe", Hayez's "Odalisque reading a book", Ingres' "Turkish bath", and Gerome's "Moorish bath".