July 23, 2012

Sexology, 1960s.



More disturbing Sexology covers here.

For relief from this 1960s-style sexual oppression, look at these refreshing 1960s paintings — book cover illustrations — of women.

27 comments:

Ron said...

"My Tooth! Oh, why do I go down on these vajazzeled girls?"

Ron said...

scanning that list of paintings I see "Joan" from MadMen! In the green bikini with the cigarette holder...

Ron said...

[3rd Sexology cover from the top]
"Gosh honey, how are we having sex INSIDE the opening credits of Vertigo?"

traditionalguy said...

Those Sexology covers topics would make good posts for National Inquirer, or for blogging.

The inquiring minds must be fed.

Graham Powell said...

Among paperback collectors, McGinnis is considered the top illustrator. I believe he recently did some covers for Hard Case Crime's retro-styled books.

Bryan C said...

A "sex deviation"? I guess that's like a deviated septum, except lower?

The January 1962 cover introduced the artistic possibilities of Bukkake to the western world.

ricpic said...

Only the benighted speak of sex deviations anymore. Which makes them haters, right hatboy?

Erik Robert Nelson said...

It's amusing how many of these fifty-year-old articles are expressing ideas and concerns you see on every magazine stand in America today. Plus ├ža change.

Beldar said...

The illustration on that jacket cover looks very much like Grace Lee Whitney, the actress who played Yeoman Janice Rand on "Star Trek: The Original Series."

edutcher said...

Damn, Beldar, you saw it, too!

In any case, they got more out of a tease back then than all the shaved twats in the world today combined.

Q said...

These days If you want to see stories like those in Sexology, you have to buy Cosmopolitan.

On the most recent Cosmo cover: "When Your Vagina Acts Weird After Sex".

Phil 3:14 said...

Bryan,
"Sex deviation" is Peyronie's disease. (Look it up)

Jose_K said...

The second link must be detective´s novels cover

edutcher said...

Notice, in the fall of '62, they went from answering your sex questions to answering your personal questions?

Was it the missiles in Cuba?

ndspinelli said...

This is like one of Merv Griffin's theme shows. It's retro day @ Althouse.

cassandra lite said...

Please scan and post the article on whether virgin births are possible. Inquiring minds want to know.

cassandra lite said...

Please scan and post the article on whether virgin births are possible. Inquiring minds want to know.

William said...

I don't think there is any era in the history of the world where people found just the right balance between libido and morality and managed to have dignified orgasms while achieving their career goals and living in accordance with God's purposes. But people keep trying. I bet a lot of those who successfully walked on coals had better than average sex afterwards.

wyo sis said...

It's refreshing to see unenhanced breasts. It takes a trip down memory lane to remember how real women's breasts look. Or how artists painted them at least. Somehow we lost the look of real women. Now even suburban moms have to get the plastic ones that look like balls glued onto a board.

Michael K said...

"whether virgin births are possible. Inquiring minds want to know."

There was a girl in Africa who had no vagina who got pregnant a couple of years ago. Complicated story including oral sex on her boyfriend, a stab wound in the stomach and I can't remember if the pregnancy was in her uterus or was tubal.

That would be a difficult delivery. Caesarian.

alan markus said...

Please scan and post the article on whether virgin births are possible. Inquiring minds want to know

I guess it's possible with assisted reproductive methods - i.e., IVF. Of course, who knows what they were thinking about in the 60's.

Robert Cook said...

I have a book collecting many of McGinnis' paperback book illustrations...top-notch!

As a boy in the 60s, I found paperback book cover design and illustration of the era endlessly attractive and intriguing. We have fallen far in the decades since.

alan markus said...

The June '62 issue has an article, Was Bundling Immoral"?

My first thought is why would a Sexology magazine have an article about a process of obtaining political donations. So, with a little research I found this:

Historically, bundling was a courtship practice in which, as a part of an ongoing courtship process, a couple spent a night together, usually in bed, dressed or half dressed. During the night, the young couple got to know each other intimately and sexually through various kinds of stimulation and mutual gratification. However, these were supposed to fall short of penetrative sex that could lead to pregnancy. The custom was practiced with either parental permission or at least tacit knowledge, and took place mostly in the female partner's home. Most of the surviving evidence for the practice is from eighteenth-century New England. However, variations of premarital nonpenetrative sex customs similar to bundling are known from earlier times in many parts of Europe as well as other parts of the world. It is probable that bundling increased in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, partly reflecting a high average age at marriage (midto late twenties) and a growing emphasis on affection.

Clyde said...

Those are a hoot!

Interesting juxtaposition on March 1965's cover: "HOW IMPORTANT IS THE WIFE'S CLIMAX?" followed by "Why I became a Lesbian." Yes, it's THAT important, dude! Don't mess it up and make her switch to the other team!

Dante said...

The female form is so amazingly beautiful. What can women possibly see in men? I simply don't understand.

leslyn said...

Dante,

We just close our eyes and think of shoes.

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