They left off the last word: “gladly.”
But seriously, the poster above is from the new book Protect Yourself: Veneral Disease Posters of World War II compiled by Ryan Mungia.
From the press release:
VD left unchecked could decimate an army. During World War I “an amazing 18,000 American military were incapacitated by sexually transmitted disease each day,” writes Jim Heimann in his introductory essay. But owing to better medicines and sulfa drugs, and an intense anti-VD propaganda campaign, by the height of World War II that number decreased to around 600 per day.
Whether or not graphic design can cure many ills, the posters in Protect Yourself are hard to ignore. Mungia uncovered some well known, but many unknown examples of this anti-scourge material. Although aimed at men who hire prostitutes, there are some that target “girl friends.”
Here’s another example, one that could apply to a number of situations:
Sadly, Protect Yourself isn’t available as an ebook or through Amazon or other online retailers. To find a dealer near you, visit the Boyo Store for locations in California, New York and Oregon.