Kurt Vonnegut Recommended This Sexy Danish Sex Book to His WifeS

When Vonnegut wasn't busy writing term papers for Rodney Dangerfield, he was penning letters to his wife Jane, encouraging her curiosity with all things sexual. He writes, "If you are as interested in sex as you say you are, there is a really lovely book about it in my study - on a top shelf. It's red, and it's called The ABZ of Love." Saucy!

Lucky for us, Maria Popova of Brainpickings got her hand* on a copy, and breaks down the progressive Danish "dictionary of romance."

It's not exactly the Kama Stroopwaffle (Because sex and because Danish) (I'm sorry) (Wait, they're Dutch, aren't they?) (I now apologize even more), but instead, it tackles topics alphabetically, and somewhat arbitrarily — setting out to describe "in lexical form a few aspects of sexual relationships seen from a slightly different standpoint."

Radical for it's 1963 first publishing, the book muses on things like homosexuality and birth control. It looks pretty damn readable, and I'm gonna have to get my hand* on a copy tonight. If you're all hot and bothered, as well, you can see if a library near you has a copy.

*Hand. no s.

An ABZ of Love: Kurt Vonnegut's Favorite Vintage Danish Illustrated Guide to Sexuality [Brainpickings]