The Love Bugs
A Natural History of the V.D.s
This wonderful selection was sent from an ALB spy and was plucked from a youth non-fiction collection. Submitter says that this has circulated as late as 2004. It blows my mind that someone would think this is still worth keeping in a youth collection. I also haven’t heard the terms VD or love bugs in at least 30 years. Would today’s teens even know what this book is about? (I won’t even bother with the obvious comments on sexually transmitted disesases and our knowledge since 1974…)
From submitters own words:
“The chapters about venereal diseases in history and literature are actually quite interesting, funny, and gross, so if you were a teenager in 1974, this book might actually be entertaining as well as useful. Admittedly, the final chapter on prevention and treatment is jaw-droppingly awful no matter what decade you’re in.
‘Maybe you (or your lover) should consider using condoms, especially if you are very active sexually and have different sex partners, whom you pick up here and there.’
Maybe? MAYBE? Ya think?”
This is pretty awful, folks. Weed it, PLEASE!