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January 6 2013

'Aristotle's Compleat Master-Piece' Sex Manual, Banned For 200 Years, Up For Auction (PHOTO)


An 18th-century copy of a sex manual titled "Aristotle's Compleat Master-Piece," once banned for 200 years in the United Kingdom, is set to go on the block Jan. 16 at Lyon & Turnbull auction house in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Those looking for juicy passages might be disappointed, but if you're into weird advice, prepare to pay the estimated $650 winning bid. One section of the book advises midwives to burn marigolds and blow the smoke inside a mother's vagina to help extract the afterbirth, Lyon & Turnbull book specialist Cathy Marsden told The Huffington Post.

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