University of Minnesota exhibit examines role of sexual health in pop culture
One of the notable features at the exhibit is a World War II-era poster depicting a curvy woman flanked by two soldiers with the phrases, "Booby Trap" and "Syphilis and Gonorrhea." While some of these advertisements are certainly blunt, humorous and sometimes offensive, the exhibit curators believe that the materials could spark important conversations about STD testing, prevention and other sexual health concerns, the university reports on its website.
"You're able to see how this all started and where we've come today... But what you get to see is not only how far we've come, but how we actually haven't come very far at all, in some respects," Darren Terpstra, the exhibit's designer, told the news source.