Social sex attitudes in adolescence

Unknown, 1952

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Episode of Series “Adolescent Development”.
A document on the lives of fictitious Bob and Mary, focusing on the teen years. Here, lovestruck Mary is in her “hangout” stage when she always has a need to be “more sophisticated than she actually is.” Cross to Bob where his mother discovers a crude naughty drawing in his room and narrator Lorne Greene croons: “It became apparent that his interest in girls was getting to be more than casual.” But happily, Mary has maintained her virginal purity: “They knew that this time it was for keeps.” says Greene as the two gaze at a window display of refrigerators. But the couple refuse to succumb to temptation until they’re married.

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McGraw-Hill Films



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Adolescent Development

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Adolescent Development


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Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Ephemeral films


Documentary → Docudrama

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sexual attraction

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenagers - Sexual behavior

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Love

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Marriage

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mental hygiene

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Puberty

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