VD and Sexual Freedom

sexual freedom and diseaseSexual Freedom and Venereal Disease

This old fashioned discussion of sexual hygiene practices reads more academic than other commentary. Old fashioned views on women (and their relative “cleanliness”) are driving most the discussion, but in general the whole sex before marriage discussion is relatively mild and less judgmental than other publications of the time.

Of course the data are irrelevant to today’s researcher or student. Other library collections might consider this a collectible item, but public libraries can safely send this one off to an archive.



  1. I love the underline and the check mark. “The sexually transmissible diseases have become increasingly common.” That’s good, need to remember that one …

  2. As someone whose last name has the initials VD, I am so glad they switched to STD/STI in the 80s….

  3. “Slot machines” for condom supply? Is that a Britishism? If I am playing a slot machine, I don’t want it to dispense condoms, please!

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