Women—Victims of the VD Rip-Off

  • Edward M. Brecher
  • King K. Holmes
Part of the Women in Context: Development and Stresses book series (WICO)


There was once a young man named Wilbur who drove a Mercedes-Benz and had VD. Wilbur enjoyed having sexual intercourse with young women, especially young women with whom he hadn’t had intercourse before. One week, while he had VD, he enjoyed sexual intercourse with seven of them:
  1. Sunday


  2. Monday


  3. Tuesday


  4. Wednesday


  5. Thursday


  6. Friday


  7. Saturday




Sexual Intercourse Rheumatic Fever Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Genital Herpes Sexually Transmitted Disease 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward M. Brecher
    • 1
  • King K. Holmes
    • 2
  1. 1.An Analysis of Human Sexual ResponseThe Sex Researchers, and Love, Sex, and AgingConnecticutUSA
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and EpidemiologyHead, Division of Infectious Diseases, USPHS HospitalWashingtonUSA

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