Bad relationship advice has been around for much longer than Cosmo, but the “Women’s interest” magazine certainly has contributed its fair share. From suggesting we all incorporate frozen spoons in the bedroom to advice on which perishable food item ratchets up the romance, most of Cosmo’s words of wisdom sound painful, ill-advised, and totally idiotic:

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