An actual 1955 Good Housekeeping article - page 12

ick. i will never buy this magazine again an actual 1955 good housekeeping article. aoladp://ma15939680-0002/image0011.jpg -... Read More

  1. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from adrienurse
    So where is a woman supposed to learn skills in the bedroom, from her mother?
    Nothing wrong with learning "skills" - lol - but this point was said so well in the post following mine:

    "...Today it may be how to keep yourself thin and sexy in order to keep him interested so that he doesn't stray....or how to go into his computer or cell phone to find out what women he's been in contact with behind your back.

    It just makes me laugh to see some women that think that they are so independent and "no man's fool" yet not much different than in 1955 because their life basically ceases to exist without constant love and attention from a man."


    In each issue you may find one article re cooking, one re career, PERHAPS mention of self-esteem, spirituality, the joy of life itself - the rest of the mag seems to center around sex, getting that man and finding ways to keep him coming back.
  2. by   jyoung1950
    What skills are you talking about??? Since the human species has been schlubbin' along for thousands of years, I would venture to guess that the oldtimers knew how to carry on the tradition successfully.
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Even Cosmopolitan Magazine, a seemingly "liberated" mag, aims at teaching you ways you can please your man, in the bedroom, the way you dress, all those advice articles, cooking, the same messages as you said. The way they sell it though is by promising that supposedly your sex life will be better, or you'll feel better, or your relationship will be better ... it is still about clothing, about being attractive and "clean" and somewhat manipulative in order to get what "every woman wants anyway", a "good" man. LOL

    And do we get what those mags promise?

    I don't THINK SO!

    Comparing today's Cosmo, with a Cosmo from 15 years ago, and they look like two totally different magazines. I miss Cosmo's old (and truly) liberated way, it's certainly not liberated now, more like a modernized 1830's how-to-please-that-man book of BS.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from adrienurse
    So where is a woman supposed to learn skills in the bedroom, from her mother?

    The 'sexuality' section in a bookstore or online bookstore woud be a better start than Cosmo. At least at the bookstore, the odds are better in finding guide for mutual satisfaction, instead of Cosmo one-sided (so to speak)methods.
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Comparing today's Cosmo, with a Cosmo from 15 years ago, and they look like two totally different magazines. I miss Cosmo's old (and truly) liberated way, it's certainly not liberated now, more like a modernized 1830's how-to-please-that-man book of BS.
    LOL -- preach it sistah!
  6. by   LZRN
    Lots of practice!

    Quote from adrienurse
    So where is a woman supposed to learn skills in the bedroom, from her mother?
  7. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from adrienurse
    So where is a woman supposed to learn skills in the bedroom, from her mother?
    Is Dr. Ruth still on the radio doing her sex talk radio show? That woman was a trip when I used to listen to her (secretly!) as a teenager.

    Anywhere but magazines like Cosmo, IMHO.
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Dr. Ruth wrote the sex book for the 'Dummies' series. Good book.

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