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    Oct 16, 2015

    This Might Be One Of The Most Vivid Sex Ed Books Ever

    This rather progressive 1960s book will make you giggle like you're 8 years old again (NSFW-ish).

    Published in 1968, Time Life’s How Babies Are Made was a great way to help parents get through the awkward "sex talk" — by literally just handing their kid this book.

    Time Life / Via etsy.com

    And like all sex ed books, it starts with the standard introduction of how all life starts with the process of fertilization. The first example is with a flower — pretty innocuous.

    Time Life / Via etsy.com

    At this point most parents probably left the room — to go make fondue or take Quaaludes, or whatever it is that parents did in the ’60s — and by the look on those giraffes' faces they could see where this was headed.

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    It then transitions into the process with chickens, and things get explicit...

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/120395074/1960s-vintage-sex-book-how-babies-are?source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&utm_content=181013
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/120395074/1960s-vintage-sex-book-how-babies-are?source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&utm_content=181013

    ...like, a lot more explicit.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/120395074/1960s-vintage-sex-book-how-babies-are?source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&utm_content=181013
    http://www.hhour.org/2010/08/how-babies-are-made-1968-rv-1979.html

    Kids also learned that their dogs were probably not fighting in the yard after all!

    Time Life / Via etsy.com

    Of course, they eventually moved on to humans, and little was left to the imagination...

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    ...VERY LITTLE...

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    ...like it's SPELLED OUT.

    Time Life / Via etsy.com

    😳😳😳...😵

    Time Life / Via etsy.com

    They follow up the revelation that parents have sex by talking about pregnancy and birth...

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/120395074/1960s-vintage-sex-book-how-babies-are?source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&utm_content=181013
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/120395074/1960s-vintage-sex-book-how-babies-are?source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&utm_content=181013
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/120395074/1960s-vintage-sex-book-how-babies-are?source=aw&utm_source=affiliate_window&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=us_location_buyer&utm_content=181013

    ...ending it at about the age a kid would be reading this book.

    Time Life / Via awfullibrarybooks.net

    (And also, apparently, the age they would be into Nehru jackets.)

    While the book is informative, I'm pretty sure most kids put it down and just thought this:

    Time Life / Via awfullibrarybooks.net

    =(

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