vd facts you should know

Just the VD facts

VD: Facts You Should Know
Blanzaco
1970

It was kind of disappointing to do a statewide as well as a local search in catalogs and find that there are quite a few public libraries around that still had some of this old material about venereal disease. Of course everyone knows that medical information is probably suspect after a good 5 years or so.  I think that when we are talking about STDs or STIs and other health issues, it’s important we keep this information up to date.

Another disappointing aspect of some of these older materials, especially when we’re talking about sexual health topics, is the not so subtle judgment on moral behavior that really serves no purpose. Today’s young people need up-to-date information, especially on health sexual health topics. Weed these when we get back to work. We will need shelf space for the COVID-19 books.

Mary

VD

Happy VD!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

We feature so many love themed books here on this site, so let’s revisit some of these posts as we enjoy a day of romance, or not. Back when I was a teen, I thought it was hilarious to wish someone Happy V.D.  So let’s kick off this holiday with some real VD.  Tacky teenage humor aside, books like these need to be weeded asap. Aside from the downright outdated versions, there is also a subtext about the women who are diseased.

Let’s be safe out there this Valentine’s Day.