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This was one of the posters that had been commissioned by the United States government, in order to spread the word to its servicemen that interacting with prostitutes in an intimate manner could put one in harm’s way for acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (STD). This poster stated, “EASE THE AGONY OF SWEATING IT OUT; USE A CONDOM, TAKE A PRO”. The meaning of this is that use of a prophylactic will help to alleviate the stress and anxiety after a sexual encounter, by preventing one from acquiring a sexually transmitted disease (STD) such as syphilis or gonorrhea. The poster’s central character is a caricature of a nervous, sweating man. Posters like this one, were a tried and true method for the dissemination of information, not only with regards to STDs, but vaccinations, recommended hygiene practices, and the avoidance of foodborne illnesses, as well.
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