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Girls in 3-B (The)

The Girls in 3-B front cover. Three women form a triangle inside what looks to be the bedroom of a city apartment. One, a blonde, stands in the background facing the reader, leaning against a wall beside a window. Her hair is shoulder-length and she is holding a cigarette in her right hand. Her right arm is fully extended downward and she grips it, with her right hand, at the elbow. She is wearing an orange jacket, unbuttoned, a brown skirt, and low heels stilettos. Her left leg is slightly bent, with the foot to her side, pointing out. She looks down to her left at another woman, a brunette with short hair, who sits on a bed with red and white undone sheets, putting on a stocking on her left leg. She sits in full profile, facing left of the image, and is wearing a black negligee and low heel stilettos on her right foot. The right leg shows a stocking at mid-thigh, and the left foot is bare. A third woman, also a brunette, stands with her back to the reader on the forefront left of the image. She wears a black slip and looks as if she is about to take off a blue blouse. Her hair is long and reaches the middle of her back, part of which is exposed. She too is looking at the brunette. There is a side table in the background, with a potted plant on top, and a pair of slippers on the ground. The scene is lit from the front right.
Three high school friends share an apartment in Chicago.

Unlike others

Unlike Others front cover. A brunette lays back on a black couch, holding a cigarette in her right hand. Her head is upright towards the left of the image, and her right arm is bent at the elbow, rested on the armrest of the couch. Her left arm stretches over her body, and her left leg is bent at the knee. Her hair is straight and reaches her nape at the back, with bangs that reach her eyebrows. She is wearing a light blue blouse with buttons on the front and cuffs, and blue slacks folded at the hem. She seems to be barefoot. Her face is at a three-quarter angle toward the right of the reader, and her eyes are directed at a blonde who sits on a golden-yellow cushion on a carpeted floor, leaned against the couch. The blonde's right arm is stretched over the seat of the couch, her hand hanging, palm-down and relaxed, from the edge. Her left elbow rests on the edge as well, hand hanging relaxed and towards the reader, and wearing a bracelet. her legs are partially crossed and she is barefoot. She is wearing a V-neck white sweater with long sleeves and adjusted to her waist, and pink slacks folded up at the hem. Her head and eyes are directed towards the back and her right as she looks directly into the brunette's eyes with a relaxed expression. Her hair is straight and flips up above her shoulder. To the left of the image, a black, plastic ashtray sits on the ground. A potted plant can be seen on the ground, behind the brunette's head. The scene is lit from the top right.
Jo is recovering from a broken heart but finds it hard to resist her new co-worker Betsy

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.

Strange ones (The)

The Strange Ones front cover. A woman in a satin nightgown is standing behind the headboard or footboard of a green, metal-framed bed shown in the foreground at a slight angle. The rest of the bed is outside the frame. She has long hair partially tied up at the back of her head. The straps of her nightgown are hanging over her arms, partially showing her chest. Both her arms are raised behind her head as if she were rearranging her hair. She is shown in profile from her thighs up, in the center of the image, her left side facing the reader. Her eyes are slightly closed, looking to her left, directly toward the reader. Behind her, to the right of the image, a man is shown leaning on his forearms against a door painted olive-green. His forehead is on his fists, which touch the door. His expression is tense or stressed. He is fully dressed in a long-sleeved, striped shirt, black pants and a belt. He is in full profile, the right side of his body facing the reader, and can be viewed from his knees up. The scene is lit from the front left.
Gay pulp fiction

This too is love

This Too is Love front cover. A blonde sits on a white, carpeted floor, leaning on her left elbow, supported by a pile of cushions. She is barefoot, and her stilettos are seen next to the cushions along with a pack of cigarettes and an open matchbook. She wears a red, short, velvet dress with multi-row spaghetti straps. She faces the reader in a three-quarter angle towards the center-right of the image, and her knees are bent, legs and feet close together. Her left foot is raised from the heel, the toes touching her right heel. She holds a cigarette in her right hand, which arches over her right knee. Her chin rests on the back of her left hand. Her face faces the reader, but her slightly squinted eyes look toward her right, where another woman sits up from a lying position, stretched on a camel-back green sofa on the right side of her body. The woman is a brunette with hair to her nape and is dressed in a yellow blouse and brown capri pants. Her left arm is stretched over her left leg, and her torso is slightly lifted, resting on her right elbow. She looks straight at the blond with a half-smile. The scene is lit from the left, with the most light placed on the blonde.
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

Sexual behavior of the lesbian

Sexual Behaviour of the Lesbian front cover. The cover image is split into two spaces. The space on the left contains a black background with text. The space on the right contains an image of a naked blonde in profile, partly covered with a white cloth which wraps around the right and front part of her body. Her left side, which faces the reader, is partly exposed. She seems to be standing on a field of wildflowers. Her left leg is bent; foot pointed on the ground behind her. Her hands are on her shoulders as she gazes directly at the reader. Her hair is long, and her back is arched towards the back. The background is a texture of green, and the scene is lit from the top right.
Erotica compiled as psychiatric case studies

Sex and the armed services

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Fictionalized sexual case studies

Guerrilla girls

Guerrilla Girls front cover. A group of four women stand or sit in front of military barracks. One is standing upright, to the left of the image, facing the reader, and is fully dressed in military garb, a weapon on her hip, cigarette hanging from her lips. She is a brunette, and her hair is short. Her pose is relaxed. Her gaze is directed at a seated woman to the right of the image, who has short hair and wears a blouse and short skirt and who is, with a slight smile, looking over her right shoulder towards a third woman who is also seated, on a purple cushion on the ground, and dressed in a blouse with rolled sleeves to her elbows, khaki shorts and boots, cleaning a long weapon with her legs crossed. Her hair is dark and curly, and she also seems to smile. Between them sits, her back to the reader, a fourth woman who appears to be fully naked. She has her arms up as if fixing her hair as she looks up toward the standing woman. In the background are two tents with red stripes, and to the left of the image stands a pair of long weapons fixed to a stand. The scene is lit from the front.
An adventure story of a group of European and Muslim female volunteers in a National Liberation Front camp in the Aures mountains, Algeria

Twilight women

Two female heads are shown, faces looking straight forward. One face is closer to the foreground, on the left, and partly covers the other one. The face of the one in the foreground is coloured in bright pink and that of the one in the background is coloured in purple. Both have darkened, long straight hair, depicted in solid black ink. Based on the tones of colour used for the faces, and on the use of the black, the artist conveys the light in the scene as a hard light that comes from the front left.
Erotica compiled as psychiatric case studies

Of love forbidden

Of Love Forbidden front cover. A naked woman is sitting on the floor facing the viewer with arms and legs crossed, her chin resting on her right, bent knee. The background is a textured turquoise colour field, and the scene is lit from the top right in a hard light.
Paperback reprint of a pre-1950s lesbian-themed novel

Third sex syndrome (The)

The Third Sex Syndrome front cover. A woman with long, pink wavy hair undresses (or dresses) in view of the reader. She is wearing panties. Her right arm covers her breasts as she removes (or puts on) her lower garment. In the background, a blond short-haired woman in an orange halter top and dark capri pants reclines on a white bed watching the woman in the foreground.
Sharon's affair with Leda allows her to work out her childhood traumas

Two of a kind

Frank finds himself torn between his boss Lana and young Gloria after he accepts work on a farm.
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

Bitter love

Alexandra deals with the fact that her husband is having an affair with another man.