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June 6, 1995 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The caller to the radio show is a young woman who isn't sure if what she's feeling during sex is an orgasm. Going down the checklist in her head, Suzi Landolphi, the show's host, ticks off the numerous changes that occur in a woman's body during climax. "You're feeling all of those?" she asks. "OK, great!" The next caller is a man who wants to talk about submissive role-playing with a dominant partner. "Now what does this mean exactly?"
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1996 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federally funded, county-approved AIDS education program has been banned from Antelope Valley high schools because one of the lecturers answered a student's question about oral sex. "That is not appropriate for the students," Antelope Valley Union High School District President Sue Stokka said in an interview Wednesday. Any discussion of sexual activity, other than abstinence, should be off-limits for students, she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maria del Rosario Martinez watched soberly as an instructor drew sketches of female sexual organs on a chalkboard. She and eight other Latino mothers, many with toddlers, listened to explanations of menstruacion, menopausia and reproduccion . They had come to a community group at Carr Intermediate School school to learn more about human sexuality so that they might better instruct their children about the facts of life .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District board has for a second time postponed a decision on adding a new sex-education video for teen-agers to the district's curriculum. The video, called "What About Sex? Teens Speak Out About Parents, Peers & Personal Responsibility," is proposed for use in seventh- through 12th-grade health classes and ninth- through 12th-grade family-life and peer-counseling classes.
NEWS
October 26, 1994 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Hemet Unified School District was sued Tuesday for using three sex education programs that promote premarital abstinence. Critics say they violate state curriculum guidelines and are inaccurate, biased and distorted. The lawsuit on behalf of a group of Hemet parents is believed to be the first in California targeting the use of the controversial sex education programs known as Sex Respect, Teen-Aid and Choosing the Best.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1995 | JON NALICK
Parents of students in the Santa Ana Unified School District, may now review videos and texts that district staff have proposed for use in AIDS awareness and sex education classes. During the review period, which ends April 21, parents may study the texts and offer comments, district spokeswoman Lucinda Hundley said. The materials, which include such topics as sexual harassment and date rape, are designed to supplement the regular sex education curriculum.
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