Thursday, March 10, 2005

Extract from 60's sex education textbook

Karen sent this out today (I couldn't resist adding comments in square brackets):

"This is an actual extract from a sex education textbook for girls, printed in the early 60's in the UK and written by a woman!

'When retiring to the bedroom, prepare yourself for bed as promptly as possible. Whilst feminine hygiene is of the utmost importance [I should damn well hope so], your tired husband does not want to queue for the bathroom, as he would have to do for his train. But remember to look your best when going to bed.

Try to achieve a look that is welcoming without being obvious. If you need to apply face-cream or hair-rollers wait until he is asleep as this can be shocking to a man last thing at night. When it comes to the possibility of intimate relations with your husband it is important to remember your marriage vows ["Nope, I don't remember the marriage ceremony saying anything about anal, honey. Sorry."] and in particular your commitment to obey him. If he feels that he needs to sleep immediately then so be it. In all things be led by your husband's wishes, do not pressure him in any way to stimulate intimacy. Should your husband suggest congress [Congress? CONGRESS? Isn't that what they get up to at Parliament House?] then agree humbly all the while being mindful that a man's satisfaction is more important than a woman's. When he reaches his moment of fulfilment, a small moan from yourself is encouraging to him and quite sufficient to indicate any enjoyment that you may have had.' "


I do wonder if this is a hoax, because although it's touted (and circulated) as a scan from a UK textbook, the spelling of 'fulfilment' is American. Hmm ...