Pulp Pages #6: My Confession (May 1975)

It's 1975, you're a housewife standing in the checkout line at your grocery store.  Chances are this tawdry rag is on a shelf nearby... and, chances are, you flip through it and are intrigued by the promise of lurid tales and sexual misconduct.  So, you drop it in your cart on top of the Wonder Bread next to the box of Count Chocula.   Your husband won't be home for a few hours; there'll be plenty of time to read before starting on the casserole....

I won't put all the stories in their entirety in this post; however, if you're interested in reading them, I've got the full magazine scan HERE for you to download.

And now, possibly the best part of these magazines - the advertising...

Apparently, the Canadians have it all figured out. The F1-11 Plan is the answer to our obesity epidemic, and it was right under our noses north of the border all this time.

I'm actually curious what's in this stuff.  Back then, amphetamines were literally sold in JC Penny catalogs (under diet pills); so, I wouldn't be shocked if that's what's in this.

You'll bet the life of the party!  Your guests won't think you're creepy at all!

It's not porn if it's instructional.

Boob enhancement derived from an Ancient Greek method should have a better name than The Colvin System.  The Apollonia System might've been a better a choice.

Evidently, there's some kind of pheromone in this perfume.  With the help of some amphetamines from the other ad, your marital sex life will be back on track!

Contains over 40000 units of estrogenic hormones.  Is this legal?

But wait, this one has 60000 units of estrogenic hormones.

And more suspicious chemicals to help your love life.

Is it just me, or do some of these guys look a little scary?

And finally a "normal' advertisement on the back cover.  I hope you enjoyed it.  Until next time!


  1. That's the first time I've seen an ice crotch thingy.

    1. Me too. And, now that I've seen it, I can't UNSEE it!!

  2. Sure, I will order a chemical tattoo remover and burn that tattoo off at home. It must be safe, or else they would not sell it!

    1. Anything would look better than a tattoo.

    2. You anti-tattoo people just can't shut up can you? Any mention of a tattoo in any context and someone always has to pop in to make some snarky comment about how they hate tattoos.

      I don't like shorts on men or sandals. But when I see them mentioned I don't immediately decide that the world needs to know my opinion on them.

    3. Yet you decided that the world needs to see some ugly tattoo and display it prominently. Shorts aren't just a fashion statement—they keep you cooler. Tattoos don't.

  3. How come I never see any naked chicks using the ab roller at my gym? Also, some of those ads (like the one for "secret of romance" look like they are from the 30s.

  4. They still sell Maybelline Great Lash Mascara!