12 Curious Vintage Sex Books

With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is in the air. Ignoring the whole corporate manufactured holiday thing, we can’t think of a better way to get you in the mood for love than with a fun, vintage book about sex. Part curious time capsule, part laugh riot, these guides are sure to charm. Head past the break to indulge in some good old-fashioned loving between the pages of these sexy (and chuckle-worthy) manuals.


Playboy’s Book of Forbidden Words

Playboy’s “liberated dictionary of improper English” contains over 700 “uninhibited definitions of erotic and scatological terms.” The risqué guide was written by former associate editor Robert Anton Wilson, who had a penchant for esoterica and became known as an agnostic mystic. The cover teaser on the pictured edition (above) proves that absurd names for so-called sexy dance moves haven’t changed. “Cement mixer” sounds just as goofy as “twerk.”