The incidental detail in Claire Rayner’s ’70s sex ed book is weird and very funny
Anyone of a certain age will remember late, great agony aunt Claire Rayner’s Body Book from the late 1970s.
Just in case you don’t, or you need a refresher, someone posted this on Twitter.
— Pulp Librarian (@PulpLibrarian) November 30, 2018
Her son, restaurant critic Jay, was among those who shared it.
For those in search of a bit of guidance and direction… https://t.co/mHh487N9kR
— Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1) November 30, 2018
And while there was plenty to read and enjoy …
— Sue Jones (@Sue_Jonze) November 30, 2018
… it wasn’t the copy that got people talking. It was one of the pictures, in particular a little bit of background detail that you might have missed on first glance.
The animals in the background crack me up
— All I want for Christmas is P’Ting (@TheWhoCat) November 30, 2018
By far the best bit is the dog who has seen a hard-on and is trying to hide under the sofa
— #RosalindFranklin4FiftyPoundNote (@miss_s_b) November 30, 2018
What’s the dog looking for under the couch?
— Herb Marselas (@HerbMarselas) November 30, 2018
Or adopting the brace position?
— Jen RemainResistant❄ (@RemainResistant) December 1, 2018
Umm…what do the family pets have to do with the standing at ‘attention’ pic?
— Cassandra Bunyip (@maelduin_ross) November 30, 2018
Perhaps to give some sort of scale?:-)…or maybe they’re just far away…..
— Lou ❄ stop, stop and listen (@Loubaileyirl) December 1, 2018
Shouldn’t they put the cat and dog out first ??
— Christopher M Hight (@chight) November 30, 2018
I’m a bit concerned for that dog.
— Noelle Moysi #FBPE (@MoysiNoelle) December 1, 2018
Dog obviously knows he’s getting fucked.
— Lalawethika Quanah (@NormalHorse) November 30, 2018
Just in case you’re wondering what they’re all talking about …
… and that wasn’t all.
Did this book also have a looming bum hole illustration that filled a whole page. I loved that book. I turned out fine.
— KAREN MITTON (@karenmitton22) November 30, 2018
It did indeed
— Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1) December 1, 2018
I give you ‘looming bum hole’. I’m putting this book on my Xmas list. pic.twitter.com/JUxIAHovmf
— KAREN MITTON (@karenmitton22) December 1, 2018