In 1894, Ruth Smythers, 'Beloved wife of The Reverend L. D. Smythers', wrote: 'While sex is at best revolting and at worse rather painful, it has to be endured... One cardinal rule of marriage should never be forgotten: give little, give seldom and, above all, give grudgingly Most men are by nature rather perverted, and if given half a chance, would engage in quite a variety of the most revolting practices.' The Methodist wife didn't intend to be amusing, but this brief treatise written for young brides is side-splitting today and an eye-opener to how mores have changed in just over a century. Includes essential advice on: how to discourage your spouse's amorous advances appropriate night-wear for the wedded couple the acceptable length and frequency of unavoidable sexual encounters
Number of Pages: 72
Publication Date: 1 Sep 2008
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
Publication City, Country: Chichester, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 15.4(H) x 7.7(L) x 1.2(W)
Weight (gm): 70
Ruth Smythers was beloved wife of the Reverend L.D. Smythers, Pastor of the Arcadian Methodist Church of the Eastern Regional Conference.