This selection is from Elinor Glyn’s This Passion Called Love, which was published in 1925. Appearing in a chapter entitled “The Results of Petting and Drinking,” this excerpt has some very grave warnings for the youth (particularly the young ladies) of the 1920s. Personally I find “roadhouses” quite enticing, but I guess I could learn a […]
Category: Petting and Sex
Kissing tips and naughty bits.
These are questions I’d like to understand
Did you know that… “Many boys and girls have real difficulty in understanding one another’s actions and attitudes when it comes to the subject of sex. Below are some comments that illustrate this point: Alvin ~ Why do girls where such scanty clothing? They wear only halters, or they go swimming with practically nothing on. […]
1964: Boys Are Different!
A special thank you to Sherri Baer, who just sent me two fabulous little pink books by Ruth Vaughn: It’s Fun to Be a Girl (“in which she tells how ‘sugar and spice and everything nice’ can be made a dream come true,” so says the cover) and the follow-up Dreams Can Come True (“because […]
Sex Habits of American Women
This afternoon I caught a matinee production of The Sex Habits of American Women at the Signature Theater in Arlington, VA. The set design was fantastic and the costumes were fabulously 1950. The play was entertaining enough; I’m no theater critic so won’t go on and on. I’m a book girl! So I ran home […]
1968: The Compat-A-Pillow
I was informed by my friend Jocelyn today that Amazon has shipped her pre-ordered copy of my book (woohoo!). So, in her honor — as the first person I’m aware of to have successfully purchased and just-about-received it — I’d like to share a little something from a small pamphlet in my collection that Joceyln […]