September 5, 2011

Let's Talk About Sex {featured film}

Our culture is saturated by sex, yet we don't know how to talk about it. Launched this spring, the LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX documentary and campaign has set out to do something about that. New York-based photographer James Houston was inspired to make the film after traveling the world, and realizing that, while American teens live in a society that uses sex to sell everything from lipstick to laptops, they are rarely afforded opportunities to discuss sex in an open, honest way. Explains Houston:
Youth in the United States are facing a health crisis of high rates of pregnancy and STD’s nationwide. We are failing our children by not having healthy, productive conversations with them about sex. It is my hope that ‘LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX’ will be both the catalyst and the tool we need to start those conversations in family rooms and classrooms across the country.
With more than 17,000 "Likes" on Facebook (and counting!), friends and fans are supporting LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX by hosting free screening parties and spreading the word. I encourage you to do the same. With a new school semester starting up, now is a perfect time. The DVD can be ordered from Amazon as well as other vendors and lenders. And there are plenty of good resources and solid information at the LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX website.


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