1939’s best love advice: to combat ‘sex ignorance,’ learn to pleasure your bride in both positions


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Secrets of Love and Marriage

Author: James Parker Hendry

Date: 1939

Publisher: The Social Science Press

Discovered at: Second Chance Thrift, 63rd & Troost

Representative Quotes:

  • “A woman has a formidable foe in the man who woos her, for nature is on his side. It is the same as in other forms of life; the male is given the gaudy plumage to attract the eye of the female.” (page 25)
  • “Twenty per cent [of women] are aroused only under very unusual circumstances, probably for the brief period of the honeymoon.” (page 39)

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