Thursday, 8 May 2008

A Woman's Place (31)

My husband was sent this real extract from a sex education school textbook for girls, printed in the early 1960s 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 important, 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 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 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. Should your husband suggest any of the more unusual practices, be obedient and uncomplaining but register any reluctance by remaining silent. It is likely that your husband will then fall promptly asleep, so adjust your clothing, freshen up and apply your night-time face and hair care products. You may then set the alarm so that you can arise shortly before him in the morning. This will enable you to have his morning cup of tea ready when he awakes."

What more can I say?

13 comments:

Katie said...

I know my DH would be rolling on the floor laughing if I behaved like that!

Andee said...

Thanks for the morning laugh at our place! I am SO glad I wasn't a wife of the times!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

1960s???? holy cow. More like 1910. good for a laugh now though.

Renee said...

I'm still laughing. Good thing times have changed. Can you just imagine doing any of that stuff. Good thing my husband lived by himself for a while, he knew how to take care of himself w/o a wife or mother doing things for him. Thanks for the cheer first thing in the morning.

Phyl said...

OK...this is as good as the one from the 1949 Singer book on how to prepare to sew...ain't nothing happening...rotflmao!

scraphappy said...

Oh my -- !

gingerquilts said...

Too funny. Hubby would think I was up to no good, for sure!!

I love your kitty quilt in your previous post. Very cute!

Lynn said...

Thanks, I needed a laugh - that's so funny.

Gina said...

Yeah right !

love and hugs xxx

mreteveian said...

I'm gald we are past that time as we should sleep with rollers in our head (only once for me, - ouch!) and just "moan" a little...
Thanks for the story!

Musings said...

I especially liked the part where you're supposed "agree humbly" should your husband suggest "congress."

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

OMG! Enough said!
That's BEYOND wacky!

Tanya said...

Gulp! I guess I'm glad I wasn't a "woman" in the 1960's!