Here is another excerpt from the memoir Boomhood - A Baby Boomer's Free-Range Childhood. www.boomhood.com
Today the internet, television, and the movies provide more opportunities to observe the opposite sex scantily clad than we had chances to look at girls fully dressed. Most all of us went to Catholic grade schools where the nuns had instilled, or beat into us, a strong sense of right and wrong – especially when it came to anything sexual. I wasn’t even sure if I was supposed to look at the girls in my class unless I raised my hand and asked for permission. Someone, somewhere, maybe in his dad’s sock drawer, came across a few copies of some very dated girly pin-up magazines and brought a small stash of them to the hills. They weren’t as graphic as a Playboy magazine but they still revealed sights we hadn’t even dreamt of or knew existed. My friends and I all had a good look and then walked home very slowly, either limping or bow legged.