Sex Tips for Husbands and Wives from 1894

Sex Tips for Husbands and Wives from 1894

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In 1894, Ruth Smythers, 'Beloved wife of The Reverend L. D. Smythers', wrote: 'While sex is at best revolting and at worse rather painful, it has to be endured...One cardinal rule of marriage should never be forgotten: give little, give seldom and, above all, give grudgingly...Most men are by nature rather perverted, and if given half a chance, would engage in quite a variety of the most revolting practices.' The Methodist wife didn't intend to be amusing, but this brief treatise written for young brides is side-splitting today and an eye-opener to how our love lives have changed in just over a century. Includes essential advice on: * how to discourage your spouse's amorous advances * appropriate night-wear for the wedded couple * the acceptable length and frequency of unavoidable sexual encounters

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Product details

  • Hardback | 72 pages
  • 76 x 112 x 12mm | 58.97g
  • Summersdale Publishers
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1840247029
  • 9781840247022
  • 10,104

About Ruth Smythers

Ruth Smythers was beloved wife of the Reverend L.D. Smythers, Pastor of the Arcadian Methodist Church of the Eastern Regional Conference.

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Customer reviews

Fantastic for a hens/batchelorette party gift.... so funny, the advice in this book makes a new bride double over with more
by Tracey Malady