Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

1947 sex manual: Father and Son

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | March 10, 2010 1:30 PM | comments

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Tags: vintage sex

Yes, sirree, everything a boy needed to learn from his father about sexuality, according to the sexperts in 1947. After the jump are the inside title page and table of contents. Click the thumbs to see them full size.


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Alright I give, is there a place to read the pages? You've got me again. I bet the talks that I have had with my four sons don't fall in line with this. But in my house I don't assume that my kids are straight and they don't assume that about me, we are kind that way.

I agree with rob, I would like to read the full contents of this book as well.

@rob - the link to your website does not appear to work.

Paige Listerud | March 10, 2010 3:40 PM

To think this was the sex ed my parents were introduced to.

"Your Boy and His Sexual Problems" . . . "Middle Aged Sex Problems for Men" . . . "Do You Understand Your Wife?" . . . sounds like the pamphlet's intended to school Dad as much as Jr.

Never mind "Aiding the Sexually Abnormal"--"Petting Often Proves Dangerous" reveals a blanket "just say no" approach to sexual expression that is the mainstay of abstinence only education today.

One wonders if this pamphlet would be considered daring for its time, since it addresses STIs and abortion.

Gloria Brame | March 10, 2010 4:03 PM

Rob, this was a real book published in 1947. If you can't find it on eBay, check Amazon or, my favorite for rare/old, Abe Books. I checked and they have several cheap copies:

I may have to get it just to get a view of it.

I'm dying to read page 13!! Using thumbtacks and super glue hasn't been working very well for me!

"The Age Old Custom of Circumcision" and "Aid for Over-sexed Males" are chapters dying to be turned into scans for Bilerico Project.

I love that it was published on Queen Street.