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  • Date is exactly "1960"

Sex and the armed services

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Fictionalized sexual case studies

Women's barracks

Women's Barracks front cover. A blonde, seemingly sitting down, is shown, from the top of her back upwards, at a three-quarter angle and in profile, showing her right shoulder and part of her right arm and the top of her back. Her hair is tied up with a hair clip at the top of her head and flows down to her nape. A strap of her brassiere is visible over her right shoulder. Her head, turned to her right, partially faces the reader. Her eyes are looking down toward her right. What seems to be a khaki military garment is partially shown, wrinkled, behind her back. Behind the blonde, to the left of the image, stands a brunette in profile, also at a three-quarter angle towards the back of the image, facing left. She has on a khaki military shirt that partially hangs, disclosing her shoulders and the top of her back, and exposing the strap of her brassiere on her left side. She seems to be wearing a khaki skirt. Her hair is up and she holds a cigarette in her left hand, which she stares at. The scene is lit from the top left.
Women's Barracks by Tereska TorrÄ—s is credited as the first of the mid-century pulp paperbacks to feature a lesbian-themed cover and contain passages describing physical intimacy between two women.

Unashamed (The)

The Unashamed front cover. The torsos of two women cover most of the space. One, a blonde with long, curly hair and bangs across her forehead, is to the right of the reader, sitting with her torso and her head leaned slightly to her right and forward, looking down with a slight smile and dressed in a white negligee. On her lap, a brunette with short hair leans over her head and right arm, her hand on the blonde's lap, which is covered in pink from the background. She is wearing a black negligee and her face is oriented toward the reader, turned up slightly towards her right and looking up with half-closed eyes. The scene is lit in diffused light that comes from the right.
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

Unnatural

Unnatural front cover. Towards the bottom right of the image, a blonde with hair to her shoulders stands, seen from her chest up. She stands at a three-quarter angle facing right of the reader, and her head is slightly tilted in the same direction. Her right hand is raised to her chest level, holding a lit cigarette. She is wearing a strapless white dress that shows her cleavage, and a layered necklace with gems and stones. Her eyes are half-closed and look towards her right, and she is smiling slightly. Behind her in the background, the figure of another woman, a brunette, can be seen standing naked, in the process of removing a white blouse which is already over her head. She stands next to what looks like a closet with red doors. Her back is lit by hard light coming from the top left of the image. Below the cover art, there is a yellow stripe with a brief description of the novel.
Allison is torn between her love for Lydia and settling down with Cal.

Marriage (The)

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No lesbian content. The narrators are a lesbian and a gay man who married in order to pass as straight. They tell the story of a married couple who belatedly discover that they are siblings.

Three strange women

Three Strange Woment front cover: Against a gray background there are two women. One is in the background standing in the center, her body facing right of the reader. She is a blonde with short hair brushed back and is wearing a brown skirt and a white blouse, which she seems to start to remove, revealing a white brassiere. Her face is frontal, slightly tilted to her left, and she gazes straight out at the reader. The other woman is a redhead with short, curly hair who is lying down in the foreground, her body facing the reader, head to the left of the image. She is wearing a white peignoir, her left shoulder exposed by the sleeve that hangs over it. Her left arm is bent, hand to the left of the image, and she is hugging a purple pillow with both hands, with her torso raised. Her right leg is bent, with the knee pointing forward, and uncovered. There is a beaded curtain between the two women, and the scene is lit from the front with hard light.
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.