Nude calendars have been around since the early 1900s. The first documented nude calendar was printed in 1913. You can learn the fascinating story behind the painting used on that calendar by visiting the Journalism Department at CenterSEE’s Erotic University (requires a free sign-up). Go to the office and click on the calendar on the wall.
Throughout the 1900s, most sexy calendars were of the pin-up type. They were often tied in with advertising. The most famous were the calendars from the Pirelli tire company. Beginning in 1964, they were valued giveaways to important Pirelli customers. Discontinued ten years later, they would return again after another ten years. While they have moved on from the nudity, if you would like to relive the years past, you might want to check out the book, Pirelli – The Calendar: 50 Years and More by Phillipe Daverio.
Commercial nude calendars continue to be popular, and they are available from many sources. These include Bud Plant’s Art Books,where you can find a 32 choices. Vintage Burlesque 2018 has no nudity but does feature cabaret costumes, scantily clad chorus girls and burlesque dancers. Lingerie by Johnny Crosslin 2018 also has no nudity, but that is sort of the point of a lingerie calendar. Fans of lingerie might also enjoy Lingerie Provocative 2018 and Lingerie 2018. If pin-ups are your cup of tea, there is Art of the Pin-Up 2018, Pin-Ups 2018, Pin-Up History 2018, and Pin-Up Girls by Gil Elvgren 2018.
If naked is what you are looking for, Bud Plant also has Naked 2018, Simply Nude Girls 2018 with photography by Mark Daughn, and Big Boob Girls Xposed 2018. For those interested in the back side, you might want to check out Derrieres 2018.
Mega Calendars has 11 nude calendars and three lingerie calendars. The sample pics are censored.
You would expect Calendars.com to have a good selection, and they do offer 34 to choose from. Upon closer inspection though, most are very tame with little in the way of nudity. They also censor the sample pics.
Mystique has the largest selection we have found, with 121 items. They offer more nudes than anyone, and their picture preview shows you the back of the calendar uncensored, which typically shows all of the pictures in the calendar which you can view in a magnify mode. The Mystique X-posed calendars have been coming out every year for more than a decade, featuring the women of Mystique magazine fully nude.
The Japanese have their own take on erotic calendars, which are on view on the JList site, where they specialize in Japanese erotica. There are 39 calendars to choose from.
One of the most controversial calendars this year is Sancta Paraphilia, billed as a homoerotic orthodox wall calendar. It is also the most expensive, with this year’s offering including a premium boxed set. The mixture of religious and homoerotic imagery is intended to make a statement. They have been doing these since 2013.
One of the strangest is The Erotic Carp Calendar 2018. It features sexy unclad women with carp.
The use of the nude calendar to raise money for charity exploded after the success of the nude charity calendar in 2000 by the Rylstone Women’s Institute in England. The story of the making of the calendar was made into a successful feature film, Calendar Girls, in 2003.
Since 2009, one of the hottest charity calendars has featured the Warwick Rowers. Featuring members of the Warwick University rowing club in England, it raises money for a number of charities, including one that fights homophobia in sports. The calendar has continued to be an international sensation, featuring young male rowers in prime condition. There is also lots of other interesting content on their site for the appreciators of nude athletic men. The 2018 edition looks to be another hit.
England continues to be the main source of charity nude calendars.
The All-Nude Cabaret Charity Calendar 2018 raises money to fight cancer. The charity calendar began in 2014.
The Women of Waynesville have their annual WOW Calendar. It features women of all ages and sizes (but all white- this is Waynesville, North Carolina after all). They support a variety of charities.