We had read so many books written by the sex specialists of the 1920s, who believed that sex was a matter of proper technique--that men should learn to play on women's bodies as if they were musical instruments, but without including in their calculations the idea that women must be very good musical instruments in order to please the men who played on them.
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Source Notes: Blackberry Winter: My Earlier Years (chapter 10, "Student Marriage and Graduate School") (1972). Although Mead does not say in her autobiography whether or not she and her husband had had sex before their marriage, this comment indicates that her firsthand experience was not extensive.
Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist.
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