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YOUR PERSONAL QUESTIONS ANSWERED (Sep, 1965)

YOUR PERSONAL QUESTIONS ANSWERED

When writing, please observe the following rules. Letters must be signed with your name and address—all names and addresses are kept strictly confidential. Use TYPEWRITER or Ink. PLEASE BE BRIEF and write legibly. USE A SEPARATE SHEET FOR EACH QUESTION.

Because of the time required for publication, several months must elapse before an answer can appear here. Only those letters of wide general interest can be printed, since space does not permit publication of all letters received.

We cannot prescribe medical remedies, nor can we forward mail to other correspondents. No sexological information can be given to minors, unless married. If not married, state that you are over 21.

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Ricochet Romance (Oct, 1955)

Ricochet Romance

TEENS OF OUR TIMES
BY HELENE WRIGHT

No, we’re not going to say what practically everyone always says about rebound romances — that they’re unwise, unsafe, and should be avoided. We think they can be a very good thing indeed if one important fact is kept in mind: “Rebound” should be recognized for what it is, a reaction to another emotional situation. As long as yon don’t fool yourself into taking a rebound romance too seriously, why shouldn’t you enjoy whatever consolations there may be for your broken heart?

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WHAT IS YOUR SEX QUOTIENT? (Sep, 1965)

WHAT IS YOUR SEX QUOTIENT?

BY taking this test, you can measure your sex knowledge. Check whether the answer to each statement should be True or False. Compare your answers with the correct answers below. Give yourself 10 points for each correct answer and add the results. Your final score is your S.Q.

A score of less than 50 indicates inadequate knowledge; 50 to 60 equals good; 70 or 80 equals excellent; 90 or above equal unusually superior.

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Going Steady (Jun, 1954)

Going Steady

TEEN-AGERS FIND IT IS A HAPPY GUARANTEE OF DATES

Photographed for LIFE by CARL IWASKI

“After we had three or four dates,” Barbara King recalls wistfully, “I knew I wanted to go steady with Morrie. I hinted and hinted and hinted —and finally he asked me.” From that day last fall, at the start of their senior year at Greeley, Colo, high school, through last week when they were graduated as honor students, Morrie Mawson and Barbara, both 17 years old, have spent a part of almost every day with each other.

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The OLDEST FORM of BIRTH CONTROL (Jul, 1964)

The OLDEST FORM of BIRTH CONTROL

Withdrawal before ejaculation is used more widely and probably with less harm than has been supposed. Helen Kitchen Branson, M.A.

One of the oldest (possibly the original) methods of birth control is withdrawal. Simply stated, it is withdrawal of the penis from the vagina a few moments before the male sexual act is completed by the discharge of the seminal fluid.

Historically and professionally known as coitus interruptus, the Latin name for it, withdrawal was practiced in Biblical times. The simplest English words for the method are: interrupted sexual intercourse, or as it is popularly called, withdrawal.

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WHEN THE WIFE SAYS NO! (Feb, 1964)

TIL, when a wife says no, it’s always because there is something wrong with her.

WHEN THE WIFE SAYS NO!

It is not an easy thing for a typical husband to understand his wife’s refusal to permit sexual intercourse. By Helen Branson, M.A. and Ralph Branson, M.A.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Branson, marriage counselors, are currently employed as staff research interviewers for the Mendota Research Group of Englewood, New Jersey.

Many wives create much un-happiness in their marriages because they do not understand the sensitivity of the male ego in relation to sexual refusal.

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Sexual Frigidity in Women (Sep, 1965)

Sexual Frigidity in Women

A distinguished South American physician discusses sexual coldness.

by Miguel Sixto Mosqueira, M.D.
Dr. Mosqueira is a prominent urologist practicing in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The failure of a woman to achieve orgasm is usually termed “sexual frigidity.” This term is not adequate. There is actually no such thing as a lack of ability to achieve orgasm, only a difference in sexual sensitivity.

There are case histories of women who have lived with several husbands before achieving their first orgasm. If they had been questioned earlier, they would have been diagnosed as frigid. But their subsequent orgasms showed that they were perfectly normal.

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Should students learn BIRTH CONTROL? (Feb, 1964)

Yet another ridiculous debate we seem to be having verbatim almost 50 years later.

Should students learn BIRTH CONTROL?

Adults who think that teenagers don’t pick up contraceptive information on their own are deceiving themselves. By Isadore Rubin, Ph.D.

Dr. Rubin is Managing Editor of this publication.

At a recent press conference in Los Angeles, the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Dr. Alan F. Guttmacher, made nationwide headlines by proposing that older high school students be given instruction in birth-control methods as part of a sex education program.

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LADY, BE BOLD (May, 1963)

LADY, BE BOLD

Faint heart never won fair man … or held him. Whether he’s a casual date or top guy, play to win! Learn when, where, how far to go — where to stop! Be “good” without being dull. Outwit any woman who comes between. Look innocent, act wise — be wily in the Battle of the Sexes!

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Hypnosis and Sex (Feb, 1964)

Hypnosis and Sex

Despite popular belief, a hypnotized person cannot be made to violate his (or her) moral code. By Hugo G. Beigel, Ph.D.

Whenever hypnosis is discussed with a layman, one question inevitably comes up: “Can you make your subject do whatever you want?”

In posing that question some people think of the crimes which evil characters in cheap thrillers force their victims to commit. Most of them, however, have sex in mind. Women want to know whether they could be taken advantage of. Young men usually mean: “Would a girl undress if I told her it’s bed-time?”

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