This little anecdote has just had my lovey Mum nearly crying with laughter on the phone, so I will share with you before I really do go off for my cup of tea.
Remember that lovely vintage book I found on Friday, 'Mirror Mirror on the Wall.....An Invitation To Beauty? I was reading through it, and it had some really quite modern ideas for the 50's (buy a juicer, ban hydrogenated fats. Until now I thought of juice bars as a modern thing), and then I came to a chapter all about how Eve can look after her Adam (authors words, not mine)!
When your Adam comes home from work, he will be tired and in need of reviving. Eve should greet him at the door with a glass of freshly juiced tomatoes, or carrot, and then offer him a Sitz bath.
A Sitz bath is three inches of cold water in the bath in which Adam must sit for three minutes, after which he will be quite revived.
And, now for the best part, and again, ladies of a sensitive disposition look away, if there is no time for a Stiz bath, I am to immerse Adam's testicles in a cup of iced water for three minutes instead!
Oh dear! Needless to say, poor dear Carl was none to enthusiastic, although he did think he could go for a glass of apple juice when he gets home!