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Dr. Ruth’s Jewish Valentine’s Day Advice

The 84-year-old sex therapist gave Jewcy some romantic help

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Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the 84-year-old Jewish sex therapist, gave our friends over at Jewcy some Valentine’s Day advice. It’s worth reading the full list, but here are some of the highlights:

For the royally-inclined:

If you think you need Kate Middleton’s nose to find a date for Valentine’s Day then you’ll probably be disappointed. Not in your new nose, maybe, but in that empty slot next to February 14 in your calendar.

For the pastrami-lover:

Valentine’s Day is really short for St. Valentine’s Day, so Jews don’t have to pay as much attention—but if you meet the right partner at the deli counter, go for it.

For the procrastinator:

Guys should know that gifts brought on Valentine’s evening don’t have the same force as those sent earlier. It takes longer for women to become aroused so flowers sent in the morning will have more time to work their magic. Of course a pair of silky red undies offered that morning might just never get put on!

Read the rest here, and have a happy Valentine’s Day.

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Dr. Ruth’s Jewish Valentine’s Day Advice

The 84-year-old sex therapist gave Jewcy some romantic help

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