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
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. ill.
  • 1840247029
  • 9781840247022
  • 12,796

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