Synopses & Reviews
Real advice on courting, marriage, sex, and morality that has turned seriously funny with age
Just as she should be ever alert to keep the quantity of sex as low as possible, the wise bride will pay equal attention to limiting the kind and degree of sexual contacts.
Learn all this and so much more in Marriage & Love, a gem of Victorian advice on courtship and marriage, immoral conduct, and what to look for in a spouse. Here is a potpourri of counsel on such matters as wooing and courting; determining the character of a potential mate by hair color, eye color, nose type, laugh, and height; how to dress up, spruce up, and be on the alert; and encouraging—and avoiding—sex with your husband.
These Victorian pearls of wisdom for women on courtship and marriage, immoral conduct, what to look for in a spouse, and how to approach, or avoid, sexual relations with the husband, are often hilarious.
About the Author
Ruth Smythers was the beloved wife of the Reverend L. D. Smythers, pastor of the Arcadian Methodist Church of the Eastern Regional Conference. Her book Instruction and Advice for the Young Bride On the Conduct and Procedure Of the Intimate and Personal Relationships Of the Marriage State For the Greater Spiritual Sanctity Of this Blessed Sacrament And the Glory of God was published in the Year of Our Lord 1894 by Spiritual Guidance Press, New York City.
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