Sex Education for the mentally handicapped

Carrie McLaren is a guest blogger at Boing Boing and coauthor of Ad Nauseam: A Survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture. She lives in Brooklyn, the former home of her now defunct Stay Free! magazine.

My friend Skip, who runs the AV Geeks sections at, has collected a ton of vintage educational films. The ABC of Sex Education for Trainables is a thoughtful, fascinating look at how social workers in the 1970s taught the mentally handicapped about sex.

Skip's DVD collections–focused on everything from venereal disease to ecology to nutrition and propaganda–are very much worth your while.