July 29, 2007 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
November 4, 1992 |
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.
September 13, 2011 |
There are many things that Tatiana von Fürstenberg and Francesca Gregorini have in common — but perhaps most particularly is the fact that they're both the children of famous parents. Von Fürstenberg's mother is fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg; Gregorini's mother is onetime Bond girl Barbara Bach, who married Ringo Starr when Francesca was a teenager. Both women were raised speaking Italian, and each attended a boarding school in England. Still, they say now, their formative years varied greatly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
July 22, 2011
'Another Earth' MPAA rating: PG-13 for disturbing images, some sexuality, nudity and brief drug use Running time: 1 hour, 32 minutes Playing: At ArcLight, Hollywood; Landmark, West Los Angeles
October 19, 2012
'Nobody Walks' MPAA rating: R for sexuality, language and some drug use Running time: 1 hour, 22 minutes Playing: At Sundance Cinema Sunset 5, West Hollywood
August 8, 2012
'Hope Springs' MPAA rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality Running time: 1 hour, 39 minutes Playing: In general release