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The eye-opening treatise Analism Among the Poor by Tony Sheldon, a classic of the “socially relevant” porn that sprung up after the legal ruling that defined pornographic works as those being “without redeeming social importance.” According to Vintage Sleaze: “In the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, Barclay House Books issued volume after volume of sociological and psychological ‘studies’ and other ‘investigations’ into sexuality in then-contemporary America.” I’ve collected many, including Incest in the GhettosVirile Older Men and Willing Young Girls, and Satan, Demons, and Dildoes [sic], but this is my favorite.