Submitter: I tend to browse the non-fiction of my local library and always seem to find something interesting. I did the self-checkout but I’m pretty sure when I return it and they are checking it back into the system they will be curious to know who the patron was. I guess that’s one of the perks of the job? I agree it probably has its place in a public library, I just didn’t expect my small town library to have this in their collection. I actually flipped through it […] and there are specific chapters for men and women. The [last] picture was submitted because of the dog-eared page. I’m guessing someone wanted to circle back to that section?
Having It All Brown 1983 I am sure most of you have heard of Helen Gurley Brown, probably best known as the editor in chief at Cosmopolitan. Her best known book was Sex and the Single Girl, published in 1962.
How To Make Your Husband Your Lover Bird 1973 Everyone remember this author’s other book about making a woman your mistress? Our author is back to instruct the ladies on making your man a better lover. Featured suggestions include massage,
Making Love During Pregnancy
Bing and Coleman
This book is the pregnancy version of the Joy of Sex originally published back in 1972. I couldn’t put in the illustrations since they were pretty graphic. In addition, they were penciled so light that you had to look carefully to see what was going on. (Maybe that was the point.)
I did include a couple of absolutely ridiculous charts that attempted to graph desire. Big surprise: some couples feel good about sex while pregnant and others not so much. I spent most of my pregnancies barfing, so feeling sexy wasn’t particularly front and center in my brain.
Dr. Ruth Talks to Kids: Where You Came From, How Your Body Changes, and What Sex Is All About Westheimer 1993 Submitter: The cover image attached features an endearing but very old lady who looks way too much like my
Life and Love
A Christian View of Sex
Sex advice books from yesteryear are always fun. I think the old fashioned language used is interesting and probably dates a book more than the information contained. I think petting as a term was out of fashioned by the 1970s. Petting was a term my mother used.
Otherwise, some advice includes moving on to another “activity” when the urges become too much. (I would imagine some clarification on “another activity” is probably a good idea.) You can also buy the young lady a present. (I am not quite sure how a present works in this scenario.)
Sex is More Than a Plumbing Lesson: A Parents’ Guide to Sexuality Education for Infants Through the Teen Years Stark 1990 Submitter: This book is pretty corny. Being 25 years old, it lacking any of the new issues facing kids when
The Forbidden Apple: Sex in the Schools Ross 1985 Submitter: This creeptacular cover has two young students trying to tempt their teacher with apples, just like Eve. Below, I included the section about the Police and their then-hit song, Don’t Stand