Editorial guidelines

February 28, 2019

1.In describing breasts of a female character, avoid anatomical descriptions.

2.If it is necessary for the story to have the girl give herself to a man, or be taken by him, do not go too carefully into details…

3.Whenever possible, avoid complete nudity of the female characters. You can have a girl strip to her underwear or transparent negligee or nightgown, or the thin torn shred of her garments, but while the girl is alive and in contact with a man, we do not want complete nudity.

4.A nude female corpse is allowable, of course.

5.Also a girl undressing in the privacy of her own room, but when men are in the action try to keep at least a shred of something on the girls.

6.Do not have men in underwear in scenes with women, and no nude men at all.

The idea is to have a very strong sex element in these stories without anything that might be interpreted as being vulgar or obscene.

Editorial guidelines
Spicy Detective magazine, 1935

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