August 20, 1982

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Nostalgia Editor

Sex-aid parties organised by Radlett housewife and mother Maggie Day have upset Labour’s Elstree County Councillor Tony Walton and Hertsmere councillor Phil Rose.

Mrs Day, an agent for the Ann Summers firm, organises the parties along the lines of a Tupperware evening to sell items from a 100-product catalogue of erotic clothing, bedwear, stimulants, contraceptive creams and love aids.

She said: “Many women are stuck at home with the children in a mundane existence and that sexy nightie or saucy pair of suspenders will make their old men stay at home instead of going out and chatting up dolly birds.”

But county councillor Walton said: “We resent the claims that people here live mundane lives. This is a comment that exploits the working people.

“Women here live full and satisfying lives and people who live in council houses do not need these sex aids.”

Councillor Rose added: “This is an attack on the moral fibre of the people here. They are too busy out working for the family to go off with other women.”

[From the Watford Observer of August 20, 1982]

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