10 dic. 2013

Sex Education (50's)

Las primeras películas de educación sexual en Estados Unidos

As Boys Grow (1957)
This film explores the sexual maturity of boys during puberty. It examines the changes that take place in their sex organs as well as talking about issues like masturbation and wet dreams. The authority figure guiding the boys is the school coach.

Human Reproduction (1947)
This film is a very early example of sex education and caused quite a bit of controversy in its day. It is a very straightforward examination of the anatomy and physiology of the human reproductive process taught from the few of an adult answering his son's questions about how sex and reproduction work. The film is filled with excellent diagrams of the entire process. The film is as good a teaching guide today as it was then because it sticks to strict medical facts surrounding reproduction without trying to put forth any particular moral stance.

How Much Affection? (1958)
How much affection is socially acceptable on a date when they are going steady? This film explores that question with a frank discussion of how much young people should do on a date while still being respectable and respected by each other.

Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence (1953)
Follow Bill and Mary as they meet, fall in love and get married. The film covers all aspects of growing up and how their development from infant to adult all goes into making them a healthy married couple.

Boys Beware (1961)
This film explains to boys the dangers of certain types of men - men who would molest them to further their own perverted homosexual needs. The film teaches them who to avoid. It is your typical "don't approach strangers" type film with the focus being to avoid strange men because of what they want to do to you.

Don't Talk to Strangers (1950's)
This film is an excellent education tool teaching children the dangers of strangers and what to do if a stange person approaches. The lessons in the film are perhaps even more important today than they were back in the 50's.

Girls Beware (1961)
This film educates girls on the dangers of various behaviors. It covers issues like how to be a good babysitter and what not to do when babysitting and issues surrounding girls who go out with boys who are too old and many other issues that girls run into as they are maturing into adults.

Going Steady? (1951)
Deals wth the issues surrounding going steady. Covering elements like what to look for in a partner, how to know when it is the right time to go steady, what types of behaviors are acceptable now that they are going steady and a host of other complex issues relating to dating and getting serious enough with each other to make that important decision.

How to Say No: Moral Maturity (1951)
Growing up is complex. Teenagers are presented with many bad temptations and if they have not learned right from wrong and developed the moral fiber to make the correct decisions, they will do many things that are bad for them. Things like smoking, drinking, sex and drugs. This film discusses these issues and role plays ways teens can avoid succumbing to peer pressure while still maintaining a friendship with the people pushing the bad behaviors on them.

Dating: Do's and Don'ts (1949)
Learn the secrets of dating. This film has everything you will need. It will teach you how to choose the right girl, how to ask her out on a date, what to do on the date so she will like you enough to go out with you again and how to handle the all important good night scenario.

Your Body During Adolescence (1955)
Demonstrates the changes that boys and girls go through during adolescense. It has a variety of graphics to help explain the changes and how each part of the body interacts with and is affected by other parts of the body during this turbulent time.

Beginning to Date (1953)
Follow the adventures of an insecure boy as he learns how to interact with girls and go out on successful dates.

U.S. Naval sex hygiene film from 1942