Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sexology Magazine Covers Of The Day

Part education, part prurience, Sexology, The Illustrated Magazine of Sex Science was America's first sex magazine.

Started by sci-fi pioneer Hugo Gernsbach in 1933, the publication "sought to bring the results of modern science to a general public that had not yet crawled out from under the Victorian pseudo-moral posture of never speaking publicly about sex." 

Articles included such hot topics as "Homosexual Chickens," "Sexual Tattooing," "When Midgets Marry"and the like.

Info from BoingBoing, MagazineArt and io9. Pics from Retronaut. Link from Leigh T.

See more at any of the links listed at the top of this post.


  1. On that first cover, "How important is the wife's climax?" is followed immediately by "Why I Became a Lesbian" as if that is the answer to the question. Ha! Not intended, I'm sure, but I thought it was amusing. These are from the '60's. It would be interesting to see what these articles are like from that time referenced point of view.

  2. I don't know if it was coincidence, Daisy. Second from the bottom has "Is virgin birth possible?" with "New ways to overcome premature ejaculation".

    Hmm. Come to think of it, isn't overcoming the problem with premature ejaculation?

  3. Lefty, I think you're onto something. Ha! The one before that could be interpreted that way too. "166 Men in Dresses" followed by "How It Feels to be a Virgin." :D

    I also wonder how they came up with the magic number of 166 and not 165 or 167. So random.

  4. Reminds me of an old joke-- how do you give a woman a great orgasm?

    Who cares.

  5. Wow...29th year of publishing by 1962...and only 35 cents!!!!!!!!!



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