The veritable explosion of erotic literature that took place in the permissive boom of the early 1970s threw up not a few odd books, and Luxor Press was one of the major sources of these, although most of their titles did not follow the trend towards photographic illustration of their texts. Perhaps because the publishing of image collections showing nudity and erotic poses was still too risqué, sets of (almost always monochrome) photographs were accompanied by usually short stories which in fact rarely bore a strong correlation with these images. In this example, an editorial introduction offers a barely credible explanation of the mismatch that is evident in this example. The images here occupy around a quarter of the pages, and they show a young man and two attractive young women, nubile and almost without clothing, in poses that will today seem coyly inexplicit. The story, although subtitled 'Controlled Experiment In Telepathy', offers no justification for these words, and concerns the progress of a young woman in office work in Paris. Two young men act in a vigorously educational role, leaving older potential suitors unsatisfied. Strangely for an erotic tale, the language used in the text is wholly unerotic, conveying its message completely by veiled allusion. Phrases such as 'she grasped the principle of his argument', and 'his stock was holding up well' allow the author to progress his narrative without moral offence, although the result is frustratingly leaden. For once, the images prove superior to the text. A curiosity, explicable only by reference to the changing moral standards of its time.