I know that all my readers hang on to my every word and remember everything I write. Therefore, I know that every one of you all will remember about me helping my mother organize her office last summer. I came across some very interesting books in that little closet of hers. There were two that were printed in the 1930’s that I thought were very interesting. The first was Sane Sex Life by Dr. H. W. Long, published in 1937, copyright 1919. The other was A Marriage Manual: A Practical Guide-Book to Sex and Marriage by Drs. Hannah and Abraham Stone, published in 1939, copyright 1937.
Both of them were rather funny and insightful. Funnily insightful, if you will. I thought to myself, “Self, your faithful readers would love to see excerpts from these books.” So I sat down to write the funniest post on 1930’s sex the world has ever seen. That’s when I learned something about myself. I am a prude. A very serious prude. I kept having visions of my dad reading this post and obviously I can’t write about sex if my parents are going to read it. I’m just not that kind of girl.
Be ye not dismayed though, I am not too prudish to share the dedication from A Marriage Manual with you. The good Drs. Stone dedicated the book to none other than their daughter! I guess it is pretty ironic that the authors of the book can dedicate it to their daughter but I, as a daughter, am unable to blog about it on the likely chance my parents will see the post. Go figure.
Here’s the cover:
And the dubious dedication:
I’m trying to think of an appropriate ending for this post. “Happy Ending” just seems too obvious.