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    Default Sex sells, even from the 18th century

    18th century sex manual sells for £550

    Aristotle’s Compleat Master-Piece was written around 1684 and was a sex manual and guide to midwifery. In part, it sets out “to show at what age young men and virgins are capable of the marriage bed, which, because so many desire before they attend to it, it will be likewise necessary to show the causes of their impetuous desires.”
    Judging by that picture, really hairy women?

    The copy that was sold was printed in the 1760s, around the same time that it was banned in England. The ban was not lifted until the 1960s.
    I guess that explains the sexual revolution.


    “There are also interesting bits about the 17th century notion that it was considered beneficial for a woman to enjoy sexual intercourse in order to conceive. It suggests that both men and women should enjoy sex. That’s interesting because much later on, when they realised that a woman didn’t have to climax in order to conceive, the idea of a woman enjoying sex was considered far less important.”
    Shocking stuff, I can see why it was banned petunia

    Interesting that it was attributed to Aristotle, presumably for the added respectability the great philosopher's name would have given it, or to make it seem more scientific as opposed to the chance for some bathroom 'reading.'

    I'm surprised it sold for only £550 but then I wouldn't be an expert on the antique book-world in terms of sales. Are 18th sex manuals too common after all or just not that interesting to the punters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Korean View Post
    Around about the 18th birthday most sex is manual.

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    If young men were taught at school how to give a woman a squirting orgasm we would have no divorce or marriage breakdown in this country.



    First of all you have to ATTRACT the women. If you do not develop the skill set to attract women you will be by definition sterile.




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    Now look what you've done

    Hitch is going to start posting "How to get Women" tips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tough Paddy View Post
    What has P.ie come to?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummed View Post
    Now look what you've done

    Hitch is going to start posting "How to get Women" tips.
    Careful. You might learn something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummed View Post
    Get the popcorn. This should be good..................
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    Women have orgasms??? Really?
    Cry your hardest now, it opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes and softens down the temper. So cry away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bumble View Post
    Women have orgasms??? Really?
    Not with you, naturally.
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