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Make Love to a Man – 70’s style

How to make love cover

How to Make Love to a Single Man
How to meet him, understand him, and love him
Rajouane
1976

Evidently, it is a LOT of work to get men interested in sex. This comprehensive manual of nearly 200 pages details all the skills and tricks you can use to get a man interested in you. Advice includes how to seduce a man, one night stands, where to meet men (short answer: everywhere), dressing sexy, and super detailed sex advice. Best part: Awesome photos of brooding men in their natural habitat of the office, pool hall, film studio, barn, shower, museums, and parks. They really are everywhere!

Sample advice (You might want to take notes):

Wash dishes naked
Give your man a massage
Take off your clothes
Take off his clothes
Go fast
Go slow

I will leave it to you to continue your research.

Mary

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Figure out your man

What Makes Men Tick coverWoman Alive: What Makes Men Tick
Beers
1972

Ladies! Have you wondered what is going on inside your man? How he thinks? How to make him happy? This is your book! From caveman to modern family man, you can discover the basic drives and real masculinity. After all, it is your job (the main one) to make this man functional.

I particularly like how women are portrayed as what men need rather than what they are. The pictures are pretty hilarious (and somewhat pathetic). The feminist in me cringes, but I clearly remember these times. Though you might not notice if you are younger, some things have improved.

 

Death to the patriarchy!

Mary

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Gender Based Collectables

Antiques for Men coverAntiques for Men
Revi
1974

Real men need to make sure they are collecting the “right” kind of collectable. Ladies, hands off the toy soldiers.

This old book on antiques and collectables is pretty outdated and I can’t imagine someone thinking this would be a helpful book. If it is description and identifiers than I think these books would work, however if it is a price and value guide, not so helpful. Of course your library’s mileage may differ. I personally was fascinated by ashtrays with faces. Maybe I was more fascinated by who might consider collecting ashtrays with faces. I will need to think on this.

Mary

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