The death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner this week at the age of 91 has stirred up a lot of talk, with many misty-eyed at the loss of one of the great legends of the porn industry, while many others lament the worship showered upon someone who has built an empire off the exploitation of women.
Read more: Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies, aged 91
Playboy confirmed Hefner’s death in a statement to E! News. “Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognisable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones. He was 91 years old.”
While the founder of the infamous men’s mag may be dead, the somewhat naughty advice it offered readers over the years lives on. The Playboy Advisor was the advice column men would send their questions into, in the days before they could simply enter their most perverted questions into Google and get instant answers.
News.com.au found a few of these prehistoric snippets of advice, and found much of it to be pertinent still.
One mechanic thought he had his technique sorted, but reading his question makes us wince for the poor women who have known him.
“The mechanic who works on my motorcycle reads all the new sex manuals and he claims that practice is the key to success. To prepare and perfect his cunnilingual skills, he removes corks from champagne bottles with his tongue,” a reader wrote in the November 1973 issue.
“To refine his knowledge of nipples, he has carnal relations with a grape. What do you think?”
The advice from the guru at Playboy was sensible: “Save the champagne for a victory celebration and open it the regular way.”
Another letter was quite relatable for anyone who finds themselves hungry most of the time.
“After having intercourse with my wife, I usually get out of bed immediately, wash up and then raid the refrigerator,” one man wrote in May 1970.
“My wife thinks there is something sick …”
Playboy sensibly suggested he stick around before running off for a sandwich.
“Understandably, they resent love making being treated like a tennis game in which the partner runs off for sustenance immediately after the match. Try lingering a little longer next time — you might enjoy it, too.”
Some of the other questions and advice were a little R rated for us to publish, but you can probably imagine.