By Xeni Jardin at 5:22 pm Fri, Sep 28, 2012
"Be the first on your block to know about nude psychotherapy." A 1970s-era magazine ad, scanned and shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by Boing Boing reader v.valenti.
Early 70’s workaround for pron?
“Photographically revealing… look it over… the illustrated report”
It certainly seems to be the selling point, assuming it wasn’t the creative intention.
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.
Is it anything like Hot Yoga?
I am clipping that little coupon so damn hard!
Wow, Ricky Gervais hasn’t aged a day in 40 years.
And what is he doing with Catherine O’Hara?
Yep, either Ricky Gervais, or the bearded guy from mad men (Michael Gladis). And I do see Catherine O’Hara, but that’s not quite it. She looks exactly like someone, down to that exact hairstyle and expression. Just can’t put my finger on it.
What’s up with the blankets?
It seems that you too are experienced in the techniques of nude psychotherapy.
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Security blankets a la Linus in “Peanuts”?
Protect anything they sit on from skidmarks.
Nudists. Sun West was a nudist resort.
Nobody tries sell me anything anymore by saying I’ll be the first on my block.
A breakdown in society?
Looks like I’m gonna need my own psychotherapy, starting now.
I do psychotherapy with adults aged 65 and over. Thank goodness this didn’t become a empirically supported treatment.
Is that a gun in Fred’s pocket or is he just happy to see his psychotherapist?
As they say, pictures or it never happened.
Here is a good read
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.
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.
Hey, I remember that. It’s from “The Psychopath Test.” Good read.
It’s like HBO’s Real Sex had a baby with Men Who Stare At Goats.
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).
“My friends” what? Whatever they had back in the stone age instead of Ecstasy and Viagra?
Quaaludes and Chablis in a box.
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.
‘Thanks to the hallucinogen, Lila becomes a cleaver-wielding psychopath with a unique fear of bananas, but a couple of Los Angeles cops are hot on her tail’.
-film description on Netflix
I’m sticking to magic mushrooms.
heh, heh, he said “tail”.
Sent under plain brown wrapper, no doubt!
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