Glamour recently released a NSFW video where women hear excerpts from sex advice books from as far back as 1680. As you can expect, the tips are all just … really awful.
“Boys get an ego boost from your awkwardness,” a 1984 book called “How to be Popular with Boys” says. “It makes them feel more in control, more manly. And at the same time they get more protective toward shy, trembling you.”
That dated, “women should be meek” stuff does not sit well with any of the women who hear it. One woman expresses her true feelings right away with a hearty “F–k you, f–k this advice, f–k everything.” Another half-agrees with the advice, saying “Well … that’s probably true. But it’s super sh-tty, come on man!”
One woman summarizes most of the suggestions in these books when she says, “Don’t have any confidence. Don’t believe in yourself. Why would you do that?”
Women React To Vintage Dating Tips