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A best-seller in 1911: “Sex Hygiene”

January 13, 2010

Wouldn’t you love to know what constituted the “Plain Facts on Sex Hygiene” featured in this one dollar book, which promises to lift the “veil of prudery” concerning “the awful perils that surround the youths and men” of America?

The Lower Fifth Avenue publisher, Edward J. Clode, also put out other sex guides in the nineteen-teens. They must have raked in plenty of dough; the office building is a lovely, then-new structure on the corner of 20th Street.

This ad comes from a February 1911 issue of The Cosmopolitan.