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Old 13.02.2018, 18:02
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"A 300-year-old "secrets of sex" manual banned for its shocking content is due to be sold at auction next month. Dating back to 1720, Aristotle's Masterpiece Completed In Two Parts, The First Containing the Secrets of Generation, offers a range of advice.

Here are a few tips from which the Georgians were lucky enough to benefit."

See advice under the following headings:

Don't lie with beasts
Stare at your husband
Eat the right things
Don't rush off
Employ gender selection
Remember men come first

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-43044066

All the ingredients for a happy marriage then.
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Old 13.02.2018, 18:11
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Re: Tuesday Friday Thread

But I thought that it was the "Train Station Poo Thread".
OK, will recalibrate.
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Old 13.02.2018, 19:07
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Re: Tuesday Friday Thread

No, that was the Sunday Friday thread. This one's the Tuesday Friday Thread.
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Old 13.02.2018, 19:15
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Re: Tuesday Friday Thread

Erm... I have a copy of that. Seriously.

I knew it was old, but...

(This isn't the first time that I've discovered a £20 curiosity might be worth a bit more.)
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Old 13.02.2018, 19:35
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Erm... I have a copy of that. Seriously.
Someone has to ask...

Would you describe yourself as "happily married"?
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Old 13.02.2018, 19:43
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Someone has to ask...

Would you describe yourself as "happily married"?
Three kids and counting...
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Three kids and counting...
And... what would your wife's answer be?
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I can't find it. I've got a horrible feeling that I gave it away as I couldn't make head of tail of it.

I feel sick...
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I can't find it. I've got a horrible feeling that I gave it away as I couldn't make head of tail of it.

I feel sick...
You can't find your wife?

(never mind the question of if it's ok to refer to her as "it")
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Re: Tuesday Friday Thread

The English Kamasutra...
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Old 14.02.2018, 13:44
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Re: Tuesday Friday Thread

Feeling genuinely gutted about this today.

I remember picking up a copy of this, thinking it was actually something by or about Aristotle, then being disappointed by the fact it wasn't, and slightly shocked by the frankly bizarre nature of the illustrations. Once I'd established it wasn't what I thought it was, I never really bothered to look through it and it languished in the antiquarian section of my library for years.

I can't remember giving it away, but it isn't anywhere to be found and I can usually lay my hands on anything I'm looking for within a minute or two. It must have gone during one of my occasional book culls. I've always regretted such culls (and haven't had one since I moved to Switzerland) and now I regret them even more than ever!

On a happier note, a few years ago I discovered that a book I picked up for £20 (listed at £90, but the nice ladies who were minding the shop saw how much I was enjoying it and gave me a hefty discount as "we can see it's going to a good home") only comes up for auction once every ten years or so and usually commands prices around £3000. I'd never sell it, mind, but it's nice to know it's there. It's also a really good book!

It makes me wonder what other gems are hiding in my library...

Still sick to the stomach about this little "delight", though.
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Old 14.02.2018, 14:33
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Three kids and counting...
Word of the day: condoms.

Your welcum.

Tom
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Old 14.02.2018, 15:12
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Re: Tuesday Friday Thread

And another case of Amazon not delivering the good stuff to Switzerland
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Old 14.02.2018, 17:23
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"A 300-year-old "secrets of sex" manual banned for its shocking content is due to be sold at auction next month. Dating back to 1720, Aristotle's Masterpiece Completed In Two Parts, The First Containing the Secrets of Generation, offers a range of advice.

Here are a few tips from which the Georgians were lucky enough to benefit."

See advice under the following headings:

Don't lie with beasts
Stare at your husband
Eat the right things
Don't rush off
Employ gender selection
Remember men come first

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-43044066

All the ingredients for a happy marriage then.
It looks like a 300 year old well thumbed copy of Razzle you'd find tucked into a random hedge or under some bushes in the local park.
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