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August 27, 2016

When A Girl Is A Teaser: How To Spot Those "Bad Girls" in 1952

Ladies, are you a woman that briefly looks at a man you find attractive with a sexy gaze and then averts your eyes? Have you ever dropped something in front of him so he could pick it up and hand it back to you? Then guess what, by 1952's standards, you're a certifiable slut!

This highly informative article comes from the November 1952 issue of "The Boyfriend And the Girlfriend" magazine; a juicy find on Flickr credited to the user clotho98.

The opening copy reads:
"High on every boy's list of pet peeves is the type of girl shown on these and the next two pages. Why? Because she is a teaser. Almost all girls that are pretty flirt a little. It's the natural thing to do. But a girl who is a teaser is not content with simple, wholesome flirting; she goes out of her way to bait boys with an obvious display of her physical charms -- baits them with unspoken promises that she hasn't the slights intention of fulfilling. In addition to her other unflattering qualities, therefore, a teaser is dishonest. She has no real sincere interest in the boys whose attention she sets out to capture; she is simply playing a game in which she holds all of the cards and doesn't mind resorting to the cheapest of tricks. A few of these tricks are illustrated here. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. But whether they are successful or not, a teaser never wins in the long run. For no boy wants to marry a girl who enjoys showing off her charms to others."
Well, there is a lot of truth in that and that hasn't changed much today. Very few men would want to marry a woman that constantly flirts with other men and vice versa.

"When she straightens the seams of her stockings with a great show of her legs, she is testing. Nice girls never go that far where boys can see them."

"When she looks at a boy she has never met, or has just been introduced to, with half-lidded eyes and lips poised to be kissed, she is teasing."

"When she favors a boy with provocative, sidelong glances while she pretends to be fixing her hair or freshening her face, she is teasing."

"When she habitually wears a tight-fitting sweater and a tight-fitting skirt which boldly outline her figure, she is teasing."

"When she drops her purse and stoops to pick up the spilled contents with her dress above the knees, she is teasing."

"When she looks over her shoulder with a lingering gland and a half smile of invitation, she is teasing."

"When she invites a boy to light her cigarette and looks deep into his eyes the whole time he is doing it, she is teasing."

"When she fixes her garter in public, where anyone is likely to see her (and she hopes that they will), she is teasing."

"When she appears on the beach in a bathing suit that is briefer and more revealing than a nice girl lets herself be seen in, she is teasing."

(via Go Retro!)


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