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Not Going All the Way

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The Petting Generation
Steiner
1968

This is what I like to call “nonfiction erotica.” I am not sure that is really a thing, but I am running into enough examples to make me think so.  This is probably the best example of true stories or case studies that detail (and I mean DETAIL) the finer nuances of making out. Our author has a few other titles that you probably won’t want to miss, such as:  Sex Behavior of the Homosexual, Sex Behavior of the Lesbian, and last, but not least, Man to Man: A Report on Homosexuality.

I couldn’t find any credentials for our author, so maybe this is also self-reported “data.” I am not sure that today’s audience would even know what petting and necking entail. Remember, I am rather old and those terms weren’t used in my formative years. (Get off my lawn!)

Obviously this needs updating and some solid first hand accounts. Anyone volunteering?

Mary

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Happy 4th of July

4th of July and Canada Day

Happy 4th of July and  Happy Canada Day. I hope at least some of you are getting a long holiday weekend. Both of us will be celebrating freedom by drinking beer and setting off fireworks and asking for people to leave us alone while we read.

Enjoy your holiday, remember all your library problems will be waiting for you when you return.

Mary and Holly

P.S. to my British pals, I think you are supposed to buy me a drink today.

 

 

Newlywed Problems in the Bedroom

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Grounds for Divorce
Woodford
1948 (original publication 1937)

Love and intrigue are what this book is all about. For me, it was the phrase at the top:  “He was weak and she was wanton.”  Who can say no to that tagline?  In short, society gal Lolita marries upstanding man Bailey. The sexual chemistry is just not happening for our newlyweds.  They quickly go off the rails by indulging in booze and a bit of adultery. By the end they come together, hopeful for a future. A real feel good romance. <sarcasm>

Jack Woodford was a novelist with quite a few pulp fiction credits such as: The Abortive Hussy, Hard-boiled Virgin, and Free Lovers.

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