Laughable advice from the 60s we know we all followed… 316



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This was the advice given to women in the UK in the 1960s when it came to “matters of the bedroom” and it is hilarious in today’s world. But the scariest thing is, we believed all this… for a while!



When retiring to the bedroom, prepare yourself for bed as promptly as possible. Whilst feminine hygiene is of the utmost importance, your tired husband does not want to queue for the bathroom, as 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 go 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 you 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 you may have had. 

Should you 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. 

Mhhhhmmm. So how much of this advice do you still follow? What did your mother tell you about being a Good Wife?

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