The Little Red Schoolbook Unbanned…Controversial sex education book was banned in 1969

Posted: 10 July, 2014 in Book Censorship
Tags: ,
Read more Book News at MelonFarmers.co.uk

Little Red Schoolbook Soren Hansen A sex manual for teenagers that was banned in 1969 has just been republished. The Little Red School Book by Soren Hansen, has hit shelves for the first time since its 1969 ban.According to The Guardian, when the book was published first time round:

Margaret Thatcher was said to have been very worried by it, The Pope denounced it as sacrilegious, and morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse successfully campaigned to have it prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act.

The Little Red School Book gives straight-talking sex advice that’s largely still relevant to teenagers today:

If anybody tells you it’s harmful to masturbate, they’re lying. If anybody tells you you mustn’t do it too much, they’re lying too, because you can’t do it too much. Ask them how often you ought to do it. They’ll usually shut up then.

The new version of the book contains only one change from the original, the 2014 update no longer encourages teens to stave off boredom at school by reading pornographic magazines under your desk .

Advertisements

Comments are closed.