Womens guide to sex fo the twntith centrey

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And because much of the content was distributed by organizations only to their members without being cataloged, more than a third of the materials in the database have never before been seen in the academic sphere. The advice publications within the collection serve as a lens through which to study the evolving culture. Materials provide direct and often entertaining evidence of how society grappled with issues such as war, technology, education, leisure, consumerism, and class and race relations. In plain language accessible to all, advice literature gives detailed accounts of how people conformed, or failed to conform, to societal expectations of the time.

The birds and the bees: Sex education in the early 20th century

The birds and the bees: Sex education in the early 20th century - The National Archives blog

Marriages involved a greater proportion of the population, started earlier and lasted longer. Rates of marriage also increased such that the 20th century sees historically very low numbers of never married and a relatively low average age at first marriage. Marriage was idealised across popular culture, including in films, novels, music and magazines. Advice guides — whether medical, religious or feminist — presented monogamous marriage, based on romantic love, domesticity and successful reproduction, as the key to a fulfilled and healthy life. Moreover, the version of heterosexuality championed in this material was self-consciously modern and enlightened.

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In a very concerned father sent a letter to the school teaching his young child. The complaint? The teacher was taking a radical approach to sex education and teaching the girls herself.