When the Bride is Not a Virgin
What should a bridegroom do when he discovers his bride’s past? By Helen K. Branson, M.A.
“I just found out last night that my fiancee is not a virgin!” The young man before me was earnest. “Now that I know this, do you think that we should marry? Will I ever be able to trust her?”
I knew the young man well, for he was a member of a premarital counseling group sponsored by my husband and me at our church. I knew, too, that this couple shared many common interests and similar points of view. I also had learned through earlier private counseling that his proposed bride had gone through a period of sexual experimentation.
“Dreadnaught Seamen’s Hospital” sounds like some kind of steampunk sex clinic.
The Pain Seeker
by Clifford Alien, M.D.
The bizarre story of the man who gave his name to the sex deviation masochism.
The term masochism—the condition wherein pain or humiliation is necessary for sexual satisfaction — was taken from a real person. It has become so lodged in psychology that it has been impossible to displace it by algolagnia (interest in pain) and similar words invented by specialists.
What sort of person was this who gave his name to such a deviation? How did it come about?
Monster. Is that a technical term?
MONOZYGOTIC TWINS. Twins which develop from one fertilized egg and therefore have identical inherited characteristics.
MONS VENERIS. The pubic mound; the slight prominence above the female vulva that is covered with pubic hair.
MONSTER. A child born grossly malformed; most do not survive.
No. They can’t.
Can Humans Breed With Animals?
Facts and fantasy about human-animal mating.
By Charles F. Mayer, Ph.D., J.D.
Throughout the ages, man has speculated about the possibility of copulating with animals, impregnating them, and, as a result, begetting offspring.
This subject has fascinated philosophers, theologians, scientists, poets, authors, and ordinary mortals for countless centuries; nevertheless, up to the present moment, there does not yet appear to be even one shred of scientifically-acceptable evidence that human beings and animals are able to mate successfully.
HOW WOMEN RESPOND
by Sophia J. Kleegman, M.D.
FEW doctors are as well qualified by training and experience to discuss female sexuality as is Dr. Sophia J. Kleegman. She is Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York University-Bellevue Medical Center and a leading marriage counselor with almost 40 years of experience. Dr. Kleegman also is a well-known specialist on problems of fertility and a pioneer in artificial insemination. In a recent interview, Dr. Kleegman discussed various types of female sex problems.
EACH GIRL RISKS IT
The Pleasure Primer – Only 98c
No woman is safe (or really wants to be) when a man’s mind is in the bedroom. See the tempting, puffed-up featherbed to be despoiled! Hear the irrepressible squeals of pleasure! Those to whom bedtime has come to mean “bed and bored” will find “bed and better” . . .
The Date Line
by Jan Landon
Facts and Fancies for the Girl in School
“Frosh girls register here” is an official-looking sign that appears every September above little stands on the Cornell campus . . . unsuspecting girls don’t know it’s the upperclassmen’s way of getting a new date list.
Your own coffee van full of “Hobo Hash” is a cook-out-party special in Denver—it’s a huge hamburger covered with lots of vegetables cooked and served in the metal container.
THE ELECTRIC VIBRATOR AND FRIGIDITY
by Isadore Rubin, Ph.D.
Dr. Rubin is Managing Editor of this publication.
Two recent news items have called attention to a device which has undoubtedly had very wide sexual use but has rarely before come to public or professional notice. The device is an electric vibrator.
In December of last year, in an article dealing with the “feverish” preparation being made to clean up Tokyo in time for this year’s Olympics, Time magazine reported: “For one thing, (police) banned the manufacture and sale of a variety of ingenious aphrodisiac devices such as battery-powered vibrators, for whose production Japan is famous. Plain-clothesmen were posted at the special ‘sex drugstores’ where the gimmicks had been sold.”
NEEDED: CIVILIZED ABORTION LAWS
Many voices have been raised recently calling for liberalization of our abortion laws, unchanged since 1803. These include doctors, churchmen, attorneys, newspapers and persons in all walks of life. Some of these have joined together to form the “Association for the Study of Abortion.”
According to CBS Reports, April 5th, 3000 illegal abortions are performed in the U.S. every day. The majority of these are sought not by single girls seeking to escape the penalty of promiscuity, but by desperate married women who are forced to this unhappy solution because of our restrictive abortion laws..
In honor of yesterday’s Super Moon.
THE MOON AND THE SEX DRIVE
by Albert Abarbanel, Ph.D.
A discussion of theories about how the moon’s cycle affects the rise and fall of sex desire.
The moon has always played a prominent part in people’s beliefs about sex. Primitive tribes conduct elaborate fertility rites when the moon is full. The peasants of southern Germany, southern France and Spain believe that the best time to conceive a child is during a crescent moon. Police chiefs alert their sex squads for trouble when the moon is full.