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This Hilariously Graphic 1970s Sex-Ed Book Went Viral, Now Costs $2K+ on Amazon

This Hilariously Graphic 1970s Sex-Ed Book Went Viral, Now Costs $2K+ on Amazon: "How to Make a Baby' by Per Holm Knudsen (1975)

"How to Make a Baby' by Per Holm Knudsen (1975)

Over the past few days an illustrated sex-ed book from the 1970s has been making the rounds on the Internet. And after looking at the NSFW cartoon images below, it’s easy to see why.

How a Baby is Made leaves almost nothing to the imagination. It was written by Danish psychologist Per Holm Knudsen, and it looks like a children’s book that was created by Lars von Trier (except with fewer talking foxes).

‘How to Make a Baby’ by Per Holm Knudsen (1975)

‘How to Make a Baby’ by Per Holm Knudsen (1975)

‘How to Make a Baby’ by Per Holm Knudsen (1975)

‘How to Make a Baby’ by Per Holm Knudsen (1975)

Now that the book’s illustrations have gone viral, used-book sellers are trying to cash in, charging more than $500 per copy. If that wasn’t insane enough, new copies are starting at $2,496.01. Talk about price gouging! Just a few days ago, The Daily Dot reported the book selling for $77. And a quick look at the comment section shows that the book was selling for $1.30 (plus shipping) in 2011.

It’s out of print so I had to get it second hand from America. Cost me $1.30. And then $12 to get it shipped. Worth every penny though.

That’s one hell of a mark-up. Equally absurd are some of the comments that have been left since the book, which we will remind you was written decades ago, went viral.

“The author should feel ashamed for perpetuating the myth that it’s children that make a family. It’s stupid and 100% WRONG.”

“Natural conception doesn’t require one cis woman and one cis man–let alone a cis woman and cis man who are in a committed monogamous relationship.”

In all fairness, the second quote was part of a larger comment defending the book. But the fact that someone has to explain why a 40-year-old sex-ed book doesn’t meet today’s societal norms is wonderful. You might as well leave a comment under the biography of Malcolm X chastising him for not starting a prison recycling program.

Don’t ever change, Internet.

(H/T: BroBible)


Jason Mathews is Internetting way too hard. Follow him at @jasonmathews316.

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