1939-1945: Anti-Prostitution Posters Chris September 24, 2011 1940-1949, War 22 CommentsFavourited 1752 times Add to favourites 22 Responses Ekta September 24, 2011 It is interesting, and shocking, to note that these posters are anti- prostitution not because prostitution is a psychological torture for women but a warning for men to protect themselves from disease that prostitutes might be carrying. Reply Ekta September 24, 2011 diseases* Reply maría September 24, 2011 Shocking? Why? It’s always a two-way thing when two unacquainted people have sex. It’s got its consequences for both parties. That there is prostitution is shocking enough already anyway. Reply Elisa September 24, 2011 Well, Ekta. You have to remember that women has been pledged guilty for a lot of thing involving the male and female. It isn’t THAT long ago women actually were killed for not giving a man a male heir. Today we know very vell that it’s the male reproductive cells that decides the sex the child will get. Not the females.. Reply sylvia September 24, 2011 What is truly shocking here is that the USA learns about your venereal disease sooner than your wife Reply Daneisha September 24, 2011 LOL! Sylvia, I thought the same thing! Reply Wayne September 24, 2011 I think these are more Anti-Veneral Disease posters rather than Anti-Prostitution posters… some of the situations don’t have anything to do with prostitution… the message — all directed to US military men, I guess these posters were found on/near US bases in the UK — is you don’t really know the sexual history of anyone in this war-time situation, so take precautions… it’s quite possible that some women “dated” many men, possibly at the same time, because the UK had suffered through years of rationing (which would last I think until 1953) and US “boyfriends” could provide goods otherwise unavailable to them… but I doubt anyone involved would consider it prostitution… Reply Aloyicious September 24, 2011 Oh come on now, haven’t you watched HBO’s “Cathouse”? According to those girls prostitution is the greatest thing that ever happened to them… Reply Sling Trebuchet September 24, 2011 This is why we need more gay guys in the military. The gay guys can fight while the straight guys are in the clinic. Reply Kevin February 5, 2012 Yes because homosexuals aren’t known to be promiscuous are they… Reply Kate September 24, 2011 That first one could date from the 1980s! Reply Sling Trebuchet September 24, 2011 The 4th poster has the words “each other” airbrushed out. Seriously! Reply felish September 25, 2011 Sling Trebuchet: i don’t think having more gay guys in the military will help. As a matter of a fact, They have higher chance of contracting diseases like HIV through their sex life. Men just needed to be educated to be more loyal,and respect women. Thats All. Reply Liam September 26, 2011 1940s prostitutes sure dressed nicer than todays ones do. Reply Sehar September 27, 2011 I couldnt agree more with Wayne. He read my thoughts. Reply annie October 23, 2011 lol i agree w/ liam Reply Saurav Chatterjee সৌরভ চ্যাটার্জী February 6, 2012 The posters are great… specially love the hand sketches.. Reply Elle February 18, 2012 “Your sweet heart might not know if you catch a venereal disease” Ohhhh, I think she’ll cotton on. Reply pasod June 23, 2012 No condoms at that time? Reply Uncle Demotivator June 24, 2012 No wonder that prostitution thrives during war if propaganda to stop it is so lame. Reply Opusv5 August 21, 2012 Cruising bars are probably riskier: people get sloppy with protection when they’re tipsy. And people picked each other up in bars during WWII. Reply Melynda October 4, 2012 That’s like the ultimate guilt trip. “Hey, guys, the ones you love might never know that you have a VD or that you probably gavei to your wife, but I’LL KNOW FOREVER. <3 Your Country." Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.