The Second Wife's Monthly published its first issue in July 1920. The periodical devoted itself to helping the "woman with dreams and aspirations to become a lady by the time she was 30 years old." During the depression, when situations became more dire, it changed its name to simply HOMEWRECKERS to save precious money spent on ink, and changed its tag line to "If you can have a happy home, break one up."
Popular with bar maids, secretaries, housekeepers and exotic dancers, the magazine had many popular features, including "What would you do?" its monthly help column and tips on custom lingeries that offered tips on how to save money by making crotchless panties at home, and the like.
HOMEWRECKERS Magazine published its final issue in 1975. By then everyone was swinging and taking on multiple sex partners, and the decrease in Burlesque houses had cut so significantly into its circulation that the magazine was someone redundent. Said its last publisher Lew D' Trude "We may have given generations of broads tips on anal sex, but we never lost our class."