Prints and Photographs Division. Most nineteenth-century works addressing girls and women avoided male sexuality or physiology, and each sex was kept uninformed about the other. Standard Publishing Company, ; HQ A3 Overflow [ catalog record ] survey health, hygiene, and sexual relations in scientific terms but with strong moral and religious messages. In most of these works, questions of women's physiology and sexuality are inseparable from marriage and motherhood.
Some older works seem humorous today. Much medical advice is wrong. Topics such as contraception, abortion, and masturbation were ignored or discussed only with great delicacy. His focus is primarily on boys, but he mentions warts, sterility, and cancer of the womb as dangers to girls.
Its Physiology and Technique, rev. Random House, ; HQ V ] [ catalog record ]; earlier editions in RBSC. Nature versus corsets, illustrated. Simon and Schuster, ; HQ B69 [ catalog record ], with subsequent editions and title changes. Sex manuals for the modern woman, heterosexual or homosexual, are plentiful and easy to find. Recent titles show the variety: B Overflow [ catalog record ], Joel D.
Block's Sex over 50 West Nyack, N. Alyson Publications, ; HQ Pocket Books, ; HQ E Overflow] [ catalog record ]. These volumes support research on many topics besides sexual reproduction.
They can be used to explore issues of male-female relationships, woman-woman relationships, health and nutrition, exercise, etiquette, morality, religion, fashion, contemporary customs, and parent-child relationships.
Sex Education Books for Young Adults, S42 C35 [ catalog record ]. Women and Sexuality in America: Sex instruction for women [girls, youth, lesbians] Woman—Health and hygiene.