"You Gave Me Another Man's Sex Disease!", "Wild Sex Games for Uninhibited Lovers", and "Married to a Wife Beater" are just a few examples of the tawdry, lewd, and sensationalist headlines from you mom's (or your grandma's) favorite rags: the romance magazine.
You don't see many of these any more in the supermarket checkout line, but they were once hugely popular. It was journalism from the sewer: dredge up the dirtiest worst nightmares or filthiest sexual fantasies of your average housewife and, bingo, you've got yourself a story. Never you mind that every word is a lie; that's not important.
And you thought men's magazines were raunchy, get a load of some of the articles scanned from some of these wonderfully awful romance rags from yesteryear...
The following articles are from True Secrets, March 1975 (pictured above). Click all the images to view full sized for easy reading.
... and let's have a look at one more tabloid treasure: My Confession, December 1961. It certainly is a lot tamer, but by the standards of '61, it was plenty risqué.