Sex Tips for Husbands and Wives from 1894

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • Price: £4.99
  • Publication date: 12 January 2017
  • ISBN: 9781849539760

About the book

In 1894, Ruth Smythers, ‘Beloved wife of The Reverend L. D. Smythers’, wrote: 

‘One cardinal rule of marriage should never be forgotten: give little, give seldom and, above all, give grudgingly…’ 

The Methodist wife didn’t intend to be amusing, but this brief treatise written for young brides is side-splitting today and an eye-opener to how our love lives have changed in just over a century.