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December 1, 1985 | DAVID HALDANE, Times Staff Writer
The subject was sex. Three young women sat praising its joys, while a roomful of men shot it down. "I have a 4-year-old daughter, and if I hadn't had sex she wouldn't be here," said Pam Rogalsky, a 26-year-old cashier. "I'm sorry, but test tube babies don't make it." Jeff McCann, a 28-year-old journalism student, countered: "I just hate it when I go out and see people on dates. I renounced sex two months ago (because) I thought it was stupid."
September 7, 1997 | SUSIE LINFIELD, Susie Linfield is the acting director of the cultural reporting and criticism program at New York University
Five years ago, Harvard psychologist Carol Gilligan published "Meeting at the Crossroads," a luminously empathetic study of adolescents at an all-girls private school in Cleveland.
July 29, 2007 | Jeffrey Fleishman, Times Staff Writer
In the delicate realm where the Koran meets human desire, Heba Kotb, a Muslim sex therapist in a ruffled gold head scarf, has strong opinions on vibrators, foreplay, premature you-know-what and why more men can't seem to locate the G-spot. An hour in her clinic, where some women wear black abayas that reveal only their eyes, is a liberating venture into a culture that has traditionally relegated talk of sex to a family whisper.
December 3, 2013 | By Nico Lang, guest blogger
British Olympian Tom Daley and actress Maria Bello have made headlines in recent days by coming out, Bello in a  Modern Love piece for the New York Times and Daley in a YouTube video to fans. After a string of notable celebrities opening up about their sexuality - including CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and actor Zachary Quinto - Bello and Daley's candor isn't revolutionary. What's striking is that they came out as nothing, or, as Bello put it, “whatever.” In their respective statements, neither Bello nor Daley put a label on their sexuality, emphasizing falling in love over gender.
October 8, 2010
'Tamara Drewe' MPAA rating: R for language and some sexuality Running time: 1 hour, 51 minutes Playing: In selected theaters
August 2, 1986
Be serious! Abstinence is not ignoring sexuality, it is introducing a "new" idea and way of dealing with one's sexuality. Also, rather than making a judgment that everyone is "doing it," why doesn't the author of this editorial do a study on teen-agers who are aware of practicing abstinence and the zero number of pregnancies in that group? It is odd also that this writer thinks of sexuality in terms of intercourse. Our sexuality is a part of who we are as persons whether we ever have intercourse or not, and believe it or not most people are aware of his or her sexuality as a small child.
Last year, 7-year-old Zack Mayeda of Encinitas gathered books detailing the lives and habits of pachyderms for a school report. But one photograph, which showed a male elephant with a curved penis that was about as obvious as the elephant's leg, gave the boy pause. Dawn Mayeda waited while her son read the caption, which dryly stated that the penis was curved to facilitate entry into a female elephant's vagina.
As the video begins, a very sober-looking doctor named Elizabeth Stanley appears on camera and lists her academic credentials, covering 23 years of studying and teaching human sexuality. It's all very authoritative and dull, and most viewers would probably yank out the tape right there if they didn't know what was coming next. . . . But of course they do know what's coming next or they wouldn't be watching. Dr.
April 18, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Ex-Baylor star Brittney Griner likes to remind all the girls and young women who idolize her to just be themselves and not worry what others think. Griner was doing just that this week while discussing her sexual orientation, apparently for the first time with the media. The new member of the Phoenix Mercury, chosen No. 1 overall in Monday's WNBA, did not make a big deal about the fact that she is a lesbian, making no big coming-out announcement. But she did not hide from the topic either when it was pertinent to the issues being discussed.
August 27, 1991
In response to David Shaw's two-part series "The Press and Sex," front page, Aug. 18-19: The articles on sexuality and the press intrigued me. There appears to be a need for the press to use sexuality as a form of humiliation. The press can instantly destroy a person's reputation because of his/her sexuality. The press becomes an arbiter of moral codes expressed by religious institutions. We need the press to bring news to us. Exposure of one's sexuality ordinarily serves no purpose, except to indulge our own voyeuristic curiosities.
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