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Sexy Sex Stuff for the Ladies!

Any woman can!* Love and sexual fulfillment for the single, widowed, divorced … and married
Reuben
1971

Submitter: Here’s something to be a classic. Dr. Reuben wrote the classic Everything you always wanted to know about sex*. Here, in Any woman can!* he lets women know the secret to finding a man on page 242: milk [page included below]. I supplied a few other scans that give us the insight to what our Mr. Rodgers look-a-like had on women in 1971. The public library that had this also has 4 other copies in its system.

Holly: First of all, a hearty welcome to all of the new readers this post is likely to draw! I’ll be interested to see what Google searches brought you to us today. This isn’t the most safe-for-work post, but there are no graphic images either. Read on at your own employment peril! Sexy talk ensues.

Next: this book. The section on homosexuality is less than enlightened, and much of the advice is old-fashioned for sure. This is perfectly fine material for a public library, but it’s more helpful to patrons when it reflects the current times. There are both conservative and liberal – and everything in between – materials on sexuality available, published in this decade. Time to update! (Four copies? They couldn’t at the very least share one??)

Bonus Submission! Because what’s better than one sexy book? TWO SEXY BOOKS!

Free and Female: The Sex Life of the Contemporary Woman
Seaman
1972

Submitter: This book was found in a large urban public library system. They have 4 copies. 43 years seem too old to hold any relevant advice to women. I could see an academic library that has a women’s study program keeping this on shelf. I love that the author has a chapter on liberating yourself from a gynecologist and follows it up with a skeptical guide to VD’s. Seems legit.

Holly: I think the word “contemporary” in the title pretty much sums it up.

More “Fulfilling” Titles:

Sexy Sex Stuff

Sexy Lady Info

Sex After 60

Sex Without Fear

Pages below are from:
Any woman can!* Love and sexual fulfillment for the single, widowed, divorced … and married
Reuben
1971

The pages below are from:
Free and Female: The Sex Life of the Contemporary Woman
Seaman
1972

10 Responses to Sexy Sex Stuff for the Ladies!

  • Pudding will have more influence than beer or coffee. Riiiiiight.

  • Wow, that milk page puts a whole new spin on the old saying about “Why would he buy the cow [marry you] if he can get the milk [sex] for free?”

    Also, nice how the gynecologist is referred to as “he” and “man” because of course.

    • Coffee came out of my nose when I read “why buy the cow when you can have the milk for free”. Those were the words my Italian grandmother (she lived with us) said when she heard that my boyfriend (now husband) were going to live together. This was in the early 80’s and Nanny was around 80 herself, being born in 1903. We still like to say that one today in her memory 🙂

  • I’m fascinated by books about sex and relationships from that era. They’re generally a interesing mix of what we now consider common knowledge, and ideas that are utterly out of date. Look at Dr Reuben’s attitude to gay men – even though he thought it was a “problem”, at least he knew it couldn’t be cured by marriage. (There are some nutty American Christian fundamentalists that still need to be told that.)

  • Being asexual this stuff always fascinates me, it’s like visiting a strange alien culture. I should probably be offended at all the talk of how you’re not a “full-fledged” (read “real”) woman if you’re not having all the sex you possibly can and trying for even more, but it’s honestly hilarious to me. I am less marooned and more a willing hermit, thank you.
    Also, the milk thing… is anybody else noticing there’s a bit of an Oedipal undertone there? I am getting more creeped out the more I think about it.

  • any sensible woman who saw “you rape em we scrape em” in a gynecologist’s office would run like hell!

  • Did anyone else find it funny that Free and Female was written by Seaman? I can’t be the only one who chuckled.

  • I guess my milkshake DOES bring all the boys to the yard.