How much erotica do you own? Here's betting it's not 350,000 pieces!

wetone123 wetone123
Collector has 350,000 pieces of erotica


-- A New York physician with a doctorate in sexuality said his pornography collection has 350,000 items dating as far back as the 13th century.

Clifford Scheiner, 61, a former emergency room doctor who now operates a mail-order erotic book business, said his collection of pornographic books, films and photos includes 13th century manuscripts in addition to every issue of Playboy magazine ever published, the New York Daily News reported Monday.

"It is certainly one of the largest collections of erotology and sexology in the world," Scheiner said.

Scheiner said he started collecting pornography and erotica in the 1960s.

"I became interested because of the mystery involved," he said. "To hear people talk about it -- nobody bought it, nobody sold it, nobody owned it, nobody printed it, nobody illustrated it and nobody bound it, but the books were there and that intrigued me.

"I taught myself to recognize most of the dirty words in most of the languages that use the Roman alphabet. I don't have huge language skills, but I get a pretty good idea of what is going on."

Scheiner said he has probably spent about $1 million on his collection.

"But that is over a 30-year period, so actually it's like $30,000 a year," he said. "That isn't a whole lot."
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wetone123 wetone123
Actually thats a hellava lot! For me anyway!
07/03/2011
slynch slynch
That is a lot, but it also what he studied and has a degree in.

To me it's like an artist having a lot of artwork or a musician having a lot of CDs/albums.
07/03/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Bloody hell. Now THAT is obsessive....hehehe.
Must have a big place to store all that.
07/03/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
"it's like $30,000 a year," he said. "That isn't a whole lot."

If that's his attitude, can he adopt me? I promise to keep my spending to under $30K/year, and I'll take good care of his collection.
07/03/2011
wetone123 wetone123
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
"it's like $30,000 a year," he said. "That isn't a whole lot."

If that's his attitude, can he adopt me? I promise to keep my spending to under $30K/year, and I'll take good care of his collection.
Me too!
07/04/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
Wow that's amazing! Love it
There could be museum exhibits curated out of that I bet!
07/04/2011
Lilith's Girl Friday Lilith's Girl Friday
Quote:
Originally posted by slynch
That is a lot, but it also what he studied and has a degree in.

To me it's like an artist having a lot of artwork or a musician having a lot of CDs/albums.
I think you may be underestimating how much 350 000 pieces of erotic literature actually is. I just asked my partner if when her PhD was over she thought she'd have read 350 000 articles, and she answered difinitively no. "I'll be lucky if I'm in the thousand range," she said. That is a lot of pornography. It's almost too much. It certainly doesn't make me want to see him as an MD.
07/04/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
WOW!
07/04/2011
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