Original fitness guru eccentric Bernarr Macfadden was born on August 16, 1868. Famously suspicious of modern medicine, he composed quite a canon of self-improvement and fitness volumes (below). I really need to look some of these up, such as 1935’s Woman’s Sex Life. How strangely singular. Anyway, he looks like someone who has many things insightful and nuanced about the opposite sex.

Physical Culture Magazine, 1908.

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