Welcome to the WWII Forums! Log in or Sign up to interact with the community.

Sex Morality on WWII records

Discussion in 'Military Service Records & Genealogical Research' started by Buten42, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Buten42

    Buten42 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    153
    Location:
    Washington State
    Going through my brothers service records and came across several entries "Sex Morality" In small print under the heading is "Course completed (see AR40-235) and a date stamped in.
    Just above is another heading "Articles of War" with several dates and someones initials.
    Were classes on Sex Morality required on a regular schedule like the reading of the Articles of War?

    I remember we were marched to the theater and shown pretty raunchy films just before a holiday weekend when a lot of the guys were going on leave.
     
  2. KMZgirl

    KMZgirl Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Messages:
    349
    Likes Received:
    86
    Location:
    The South
    I don't know, but I do remember reading about WWII education or maybe even posters on preventing sexually transmitted diseases.
     
  3. USMCPrice

    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4,582
    Likes Received:
    1,618
    Location:
    God's Country
    Funniest line from the regular Friday safety briefings given before securing for weekend liberty, Company Gunny: "remember gents, if it smells like trout back the f**k out!."
     
  4. USAAFson

    USAAFson Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2015
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    1
    VD lectures and films were standard fare to scare troops into chastity or at least safe sex. I see some are available on Youtube. A soldier who had the class on his record might be spared having to see the film again.
     
  5. Buten42

    Buten42 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    153
    Location:
    Washington State
    Thanks. We got the the same routine in the 60's but it didn't seem like it was mandated by an Army Regulation, seemed like it was up to the C.O.
     
  6. wooley12

    wooley12 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2017
    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    46
    I would expect that besides information on avoiding STD's there would be a review of what would constitute rape under the articles of war.
     
  7. lwd

    lwd Ace

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Messages:
    11,894
    Likes Received:
    1,151
    Location:
    Michigan
    VD was a serious source of "casualties" in WW2. I was rather shocked when I saw the statistics. A quick google may bring them up.
     
  8. wooley12

    wooley12 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2017
    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    46
    To reduce the incidence of VD among the GI's stationed at the rubber plantations in Africa, the Army ran a brothel.
     
  9. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    9,633
    Likes Received:
    1,436
    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page