The Pits of Despair

“It has been the custom in rural Austria for the girls to keep slices of apples in their armpits during dances, perhaps as a natural deodorant.  At  the end of the dance the girl would present the slice to her favorite partner and he would gallantly eat it.”  

Brody, B. (1975) The sexual significance of the axillae.  Psychiatry 38, 278-289.

 © David J. Linden 2013