Nude Psychotherapy (vintage seventies magazine ad)

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33 Responses to “Nude Psychotherapy (vintage seventies magazine ad)”

  1. jimkirk says:

    Seems legit…

  2. Funk Daddy says:

    Early 70′s workaround for pron? 

    • Robert Drop says:

      “Photographically revealing… look it over… the illustrated report”
      It certainly seems to be the selling point, assuming it wasn’t the creative intention.

    • Halloween_Jack says:

      I think that porn really didn’t need a workaround (at least in most places) by the early 70s, but some people probably still wanted/needed the fig leaf (as it were) of scientific justification for their voyeurism.

  3. SoItBegins says:

    Is it anything like Hot Yoga?

  4. Boundegar says:

    I am clipping that little coupon so damn hard!

  5. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Wow, Ricky Gervais hasn’t aged a day in 40 years.

  6. E T says:

    What’s up with the blankets?

  7. deadbot says:

    Nobody tries sell me anything anymore by saying I’ll be the first on my block.

    A breakdown in society?

  8. kmoser says:

    Dad? MOM?!

    Looks like I’m gonna need my own psychotherapy, starting now.

  9. apoxia says:

    I do psychotherapy with adults aged 65 and over. Thank goodness this didn’t become a empirically supported treatment.

  10. rattypilgrim says:

    Is that a gun in Fred’s pocket or is he just happy to see his psychotherapist?

  11. Henry Pootel says:

    As they say, pictures or it never happened.

  12. agrovista says:

    Here is a good read
    http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/11/18/the-history-of-nude-psychotherapy/all/1/

    It all started in 1933 with a paper by Howard Warren, a Princeton psychologist and president of the American Psychological Association, who spent a week at a German nudist camp a year earlier.

    • Mark Dow says:

      /snip
      At Oak Ridge Hospital for the “criminally insane,” psychiatrist Elliot Barker began conducting “the world’s first-ever marathon nude psychotherapy session for criminal psychopaths. Elliott’s raw, naked, LSD-fueled sessions lasted for epic eleven-day stretches,” according to Ronson.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      It’s like HBO’s Real Sex had a baby with Men Who Stare At Goats.

    • welcomeabored says:

      Thank you, agrovista, I enjoyed this article with a cup of coffee this morning and laughed myself silly.

      “This,” Bindrim asserted gesturing to a participant’s genitalia and anus, “is where it’s at. This is where we are so damned negatively conditioned” (cited in Howard, 1970, p. 96). Determined to squelch the “exaggerated sense of guilt” in the body, Bindrim devised an exercise called “crotch eyeballing” in which participants were instructed to look at each others’ genitals and disclose the sexual experiences they felt most guilty about while lying naked in a circle with their legs in the air (Bindrim, 1972; cited in Howard, 1970, p. 94).

  13. Marc Mielke says:

    “My friends” what? Whatever they had back in the stone age instead of Ecstasy and Viagra? 

  14. mrphyrllg says:

    Actually, that guy looks a bit like William Rotsler, a science fiction writer and Harlan Ellison crony who had a career making sexploitation films like Mantis in Lace. 

  15. David Perriman says:

    Sent under plain brown wrapper, no doubt!

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