Here is another book review from Goodreads. Published in 1947, Love Without Fear is long out of print but still available used from Amazon's secondary vendors, see link below. This review is really another one of my stories involving the birds and bees from my youth. We did read the book, but I don't remember much from 50 years ago other than total fascination.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As a teenager, my friend inherited a well read copy of this book from his friend who inherited it from his friend and so forth. My buddy kept it hidden in his sleeping bag for our camping forays in the woods below our neighborhood. Camping out in the woods, we rubes would sit around the campfire, and instead of telling ghost stories, my friend who had a knack for reading aloud and something of a radio announcer's voice, would read Love Without Fear to us. As such, I suppose I should be reviewing the audible edition. Believe me, it fired our young imaginations with the mystery of the world. No illustrations...alas...some critical areas remained strictly imaginary. My goodness what a magnificent way to reproduce.
This and All about the Human Body were the only sources of sex ed that I received as a youth.
My rating is that of a 14 year old boy charmed with notion of what wonderful things awaited me in the future.
I remember very little about the book, so view my gushing rating with a jaded eye. The book was written in 1947, pre Kinsey and pre Masters and Johnson.
My parents were married in 1947. Being a member of the post war baby boom, I am convinced, along with the rest of my generation, that we invented sex sometime during the late 60s. As such I just bought a used copy off of Amazon and intend to find out what the process was that my parents used to conceive me.
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Amazon.com, Love Without Fear