The popular book A Marriage Manual (1935) by Hannah and Abraham Stone offered couples advice and information on sexuality in marriage and they also set up America’s first marriage guidance service. Their studies found:
О 76 per cent of women had a ‘normal sexual attitude’ ф 20 per cent of
women were not interested in sex ф 4 per cent of women did not enjoy sex
О 85 per cent of couples had sex two to three times a week ф 4 per cent
had sex on a daily basis.
‘Bachelors know more about women than married men;
if they didn’t, they’d be married too.’ Henry Louis Mencken
‘I know nothing about sex because I was always
married.’ Zsa Zsa Gabor
‘Sex is always tempting, but always with my husband.’
Kate Hudson, actress, toes the marital line
‘Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a
woman a ring.’ Mae West
Ancient Egyptians believed the vein of love
ran straight from the ring finger, fourth on the left hand,
to the heart.
These days, life is perhaps less romantic and 35 per cent of
those who use personal ads for dating are married.
‘What spirit is so empty and blind that it cannot recognize the fact
that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful
than the garment with which it is clothed?’ Michelangelo
The naked body is only natural, but convention still directs most of us to cover up most of the time.
ATopfreedom is a movement promoting women’s right to go topless in the
same situations as men. AStarkers Nightclub in London has a strict undress
code where nudity is safe and ‘attitude-free’ – for the staff and clientele.
AStrip at Morga Dyffryn beach, Wales, with a nudist camp and beach, was
named by The Sunday Times as one of the 50 best days out in Britain in 2007