Interesting Found Writings

Various interesting things come across my path. The following are vintage articles brought to my attention by my wife, who came across them in her capacity as curator of a museum.

These articles are public-health items intended to educate young men and women about their bodies, sexual relations, and other matters of note — what we would today call "sex education". Some of their advice and explanations seem not only quaint to modern eyes, but dangerously incorrect.

I hope to later include a few notes of my own on the content of these papers. In the meantime, I present them un-annotated.

A Plain Talk With Boys About Their Physical Development

The first paper is A Plain Talk With Boys About Their Physical Development, published in 1911 by the Spokane Society of Social and Moral Hygiene, adapted from a cicular or pamphlet from the Chicago Society of Social Hygiene entitled Reproduction and Sexual Hygiene and an article entitled A Straight Talk with Boys.

This paper is available in HTML text, or as images of the original pages:

Social Hygiene For Young Women

The second paper is Social Hygiene for Young Women, published in 1910 by the Spokane Society of Social and Moral Hygiene.

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