The Sexes: From Russia with Love

For frigidity, try caviar and red peppers, both rich in the reputed aphrodisiac vitamin E. Even better are "limited doses of dry wines." Or for a special lift turn on suitably sensual, rhythmically erotic background music such as Ravel's Boléro and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. If all else fails, why not shudder a little with an electric vibrator, used sparingly, of course, so that "a woman will not become more attracted to it than to her husband."

Such advice to the sexlorn might arouse little more than a smirk from U.S. and Western European readers accustomed to more sophisticated counsel. The...

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