Whilst the sexual positions in renowned 1970’s sexual almanac The Joy of Sex can be found these days in your average teenie-bopper music video, nothing could prepare a curious adolescent who came across the book in Camberwell library. The amount of hair that men and women had on their bodies during this decade of free love and non-existent shaving has left permanent mental scarring.
“I know I shouldn’t have, but when I saw the cover I had to see for myself how people did it in the olden days,” said the youngster on a journey of self discovery. “ I wasn’t prepared for what I saw to be honest, the guy with his long hair and beard looked like a caveman and the woman had hair in her armpits. It was hard for me.”
Boroondara Mayor Jim Parke has reached out to the young man with offers of counselling and a $5 sausage voucher to use at any butcher in Camberwell market. “What he saw would come as a shock to any young person and it’s my hope that my kind gift and intense psycho-therapy will cure him of any future ailments.”
A spokesperson for Camberwell library said, “We regret any pain The Joy of Sex has caused but this is an important historical document showing what naked people looked like in the 1970’s. We can’t always shelter our youth from the harsh realities of our past when people let their nether regions resemble Chewbacca.”