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"...They asked Henry's age and peppered him with questions about their relationship. "We didn't have a sexual relationship; that was my saving grace," he said..."
"...Directed by: Marc Huestis. If you combine the experiences of the 15 interviewees in the documentary Sex Is…, you can distill the history of the gay American male in the past 40 years or so..."
"...Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is asking the 5th Circuit Court Appeals to uphold the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, according to an appeal filed this week...."
"...Annie (Diaz) and Jay (Segel) are a married couple trying to rekindle the spark of romantic love in the bluntly titled Sex Tape. In college, they had an energetic, fulfilling sex life..."
"...After making its premiere 11 months ago at last year’s South by Southwest under the title The Bounceback, Bryan Poyser’s film has now bounced back to theatres and VOD under the more intriguing title Love & Air Sex. This made-in-Austin film is a raunchy romantic comedy that is as contemporary as it is smart and humorous..."
"...AFS@Dobie You might remember Caveh Zahedi from his segment in Richard Linklater’s Waking Life, in which he delightfully discourses on film theory. If you do not, rest assured this filmmaker will be unforgettable after seeing his latest work, I Am a Sex Addict..."
"...Phillips. The next time someone suggests, “Let's talk about sex,” politely decline..."
"...Starring: Paz Vega, Tristán Ulloa, Najwa Nimri, Daniel Freire, Alena Anaya, Javier Cámara and Silvia Llanos. Basque filmmaker Julio Medem's small but devoted international following should find more of the same to love in his latest feature, Sex and Lucía: more melodrama, more byzantine plotting, more tragic love, more swooning visuals (Medem uses DV for the first time here, to mostly gorgeous effect)..."
"...Starring: David Wenham, Susie Porter, Kris Mcquade, Catherine McClements, Simon Bossell and Imelda Corcoran. The title alone sets Better Than Sex up for a fall at the hands of metaphor-manic critics (“About as appealing as dry-humping a second-hand sofa!” Haw!)..."
"...Directed by: Gough Lewis. Some say, “Ouch”; some say, “Wow.” Your response to the following proposition will most probably color the reaction you have to the documentary Sex: The Annabel Chong Story..."
"...Saturday, Jan. 26, the Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz is hosting round three of the Austin Air Sex Championships, a sexual variation on the ever-popular Air Guitar Championships, which will be held at the Ritz on Tuesday, Jan..."
"...Directed by: Harry Gantz and Joe. Like several of this documentary's subjects -- two young women vacillating between dedication and doubt regarding their swinging lifestyle -- Sex With Strangers is conflicted to the core..."
"...It is no minor accomplishment that Masters of Sex, about pioneering human sexuality researchers Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, manages to not be pervy – this is Showtime after all...."
"...Founded in Austin in 2008 as an alternative way to get your rocks off, the Air Sex World Championships have ascended to lofty heights of Air Fill-in-the-Blank competition. The simulated lovefest serves 30-plus cities, has appeared at two festivals, and even received mention on NBC’s America’s Got Talent from Howard Stern...."
"...Lovett. A documentary with a decidedly prurient slant, Gay Sex in the 70s isn’t for everyone – it’s definitely aimed toward the older gay crowd who somehow lived through the experience and the younger one who might wistfully wish that it had..."
"...Carson, Mitchell Anderson and Jennifer Tilly. Just sex, you say? Gee, what could be more relaxing than that? Director P.J..."
"...Starring: Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow, Lyle Lovett, Johnny Galecki and Ivan Sergei. A nasty, offensive, and thoroughly enjoyable romp through the dark, embittered land of Bad Girl, U.S.A., Don Roos' directorial debut (he wrote Boys on the Side and Single White Female, as well as the script for The Opposite of Sex) is the anti-indie -- a post-PC broadside that manages to skewer everyone from gays to straights, the living to the dead, and never makes you laugh as hard as when it's being downright creepy..."
"...When it comes to sex education in Texas, students are more likely to learn the details on the street than in the classroom. More than 83% of state school districts either don't teach sex education or teach abstinence-only lessons, according to a new study from the watchdogs at Texas Freedom Network's Education Fund...."
"...On Wednesday, June 8, the rules committee of the Board of Pardons and Paroles met to consider immediate implementation of new "emergency rules" for determining when parolees can be saddled with release conditions normally reserved for sex offenders...."
"...Starring: Amy Yip, Isabella Chow, Lawrence Ng and Kent Chang. Really, the final shot of Sex and Zen tells you all you need to know about this film: it's a freeze frame of two newly-penitent monks clinging to each other while their wizened master looks on approvingly..."
"...On Friday, Jan. 20, the Texas Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments in a same-sex marriage case in which two Houston plaintiffs (Jack Pidgeon and Larry Hicks) have asked the court to reconsider the legality of "taxpayer-funded benefits" the city is providing to same-sex spouses..."
"...When Austin ISD Trustee Cheryl Bradley talks about East Austin and says, ""I believe we can change the face of education in this community," no one doubts her good intention. But when she proposes two single sex schools, and explains her thinking, you have to ask: Is this proposal about sex, is it about race, or is it about poverty?..."
"...Although roughly $1 billion in taxpayer dollars has been spent nationwide to teach teens that abstinence is the only perfect method of birth control, ab-only sex education has had a dismal track record of success. Indeed, reviews of ab-only programs across the country demonstrate that the programs don't actually keep teens from having sex, but that they do, as Advocates for Youth found, "show some negative impacts on youth's willingness to use contraception, including condoms, to prevent negative sexual health outcomes related to sexual intercourse."..."
"...Surely enough ink has been spilled over whether a women’s picture can own the weekend box office or if Carrie and company can find a crossover audience. Still, it raises the hackles: You can’t really get around the inherent sexism in the speculation, not to mention the sniggering..."
"...According to Kita Khan and Rainny Daze, two members of Austin’s Sex Workers Outreach Project, the group grew out of an online platform used by local sex workers to trade stories, support folks just starting out, and provide advice. [image-1-right]..."
"...Under court pressure, the state of Texas has issued new birth and death certificate policy guidelines for same-sex couples...."
"...Anne Rodgers is a confidante about sex to a lot of women she barely knows...."
"...Writer/director King piles on the lame puns and product mentions to the detriment of character and plot development. It may sound like a good idea to take the girls out of the city and plunk them down in the alien culture of Abu Dhabi, where the entire subject of “sex and the city” is taboo..."
"...Starring: Hiro Hayama, Leni Lan, Tony Ho, Saori Hara and Yukiko Suô. Alas, I was unable to preview this extremely 3-D sex-and-sadism romp in actual 3-D..."
"...The antidote to bad sex? Good sex, duh. And Austin author James Hynes has the good stuff...."
"...As of late last night, the Texas National Guard will finally begin processing benefits for same sex spouses within the military...."
"...So 15 years pass, and, save for a straight-to-DVD directorial debut, Happy Campers, in 2001 and a bit of anonymous script-doctoring (how bad, by the way, did those scripts have to be for their producers to call Waters in to doctor them?), all has been mercifully quiet from the Waters camp. If only it had remained that way, because the filmmaker’s return, Sex and Death 101, which screened during Fantastic Fest, is a self-indulgent, snarky, scattershot mess through and through, from its opening shots of suave fast-food restaurateur Roderick Blank (Baker) wandering the streets clad in a smirk and an open-collared dress shirt, bragging about his ability to drive women to distraction, to its climax, which features a humbled Blank’s run-in with the mysterious Death Nell (Ryder), a sexual vigilante stalking predatorial, misogynistic, and just plain boorish men with some sort of coma-inducing anti-fairy dust..."
"...Austin ISD officials are preparing for November public hearings that will inform changes the district could make to its 12-year-old Human Sexuality and Responsibility curriculum for elementary and middle school students. Subject to approval in January, students could begin the new curriculum as soon as May 2020..."
"...International correspondent Christiane Amanpour celebrates 35 years at CNN this year with her new show Sex & Love Around the World. In a conversation with Recode executive editor Kara Swisher, Amanpour discussed female sexuality internationally, the #MeToo movement, the state of the media, and current political turmoil...."
"...Neither a straight comic nor a serious monologist, Bogosian is instead a hybrid of the two; he's like nothing we've ever experienced before, and that has the tendency to disturb and alienate some people. In Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, Bogosian gives us ten different characters, from the jaded British rock star (which plays eerily like some of the bits from This Is Spinal Tap) to a stoned, paranoiac hippie, and from a jaded Long Island suburbanite to a pathetic, homeless can/bottle collector..."
"...(Not to imply that the bedroom is the only place for consensual, adult fun.) If you’re looking to shake things up, Austin does not suffer from a shortage of adult novelty shops, each offering a slightly different experience and goodies. Take your date night to the next level with one – or several – of these sex shops...."
"...Today, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled same-sex marriage constitutional, allowing marriage equality in all 50 states...."
"...Today U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio ruled that Texas' ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional..."
"...Planned Parenthood's Michael Hayes guest lectures a health class at Austin High School. photograph by John Anderson It's an April afternoon at an Austin High School health class, and Michael Hayes, an educator from Planned Parenthood of Austin, is talking about sex..."
"...Dear Luv Doc, How can two people that meet on a dating website become close friends, meet, date, have great sex, then exchange the L word, then he never wants sex again? It's been a year and a half now of excuses, avoidance, and millions of failed attempts to engage this person in any kind of conversations about sex. Why continue dating? Why stay in touch and still swap the L word? What am I being kept around for? I have to choose between our friendship and intimacy???? - NoSexInTheCity..."
"...I have great, satisfying sex with my partner. However, sometimes I still masturbate after..."
"...Nearly half of parents of Austin teens say they are their children's primary source of information about sex. And a good number of parents say also that the topic of sex is a "regular part of family conversation." Unfortunately, according to teens, that ain't so – by a long shot..."
"...We gorge ourselves on it. We always want more, whether it's tactile, emotional, or sexual..."
"...Breaking up may be hard to do, but it can also be fodder for cinematic genius (Woody Allen’s classic Annie Hall springs to mind). Culling from the same material as Annie Hall and Stephen Frears’ more recent High Fidelity, Love & Sex follows a newly broken-hearted woman who thinks rehashing her past will explain her most recent romantic debacle..."
"...But fewer knew that another section of the legislation tightly focuses on a most ambitious goal: Doing away with unmarried motherhood altogether. Unwed parents, especially teenage girls, have long been blamed for the drain on the welfare state; now, welfare reform also means stamping out unmarried sex..."
"...But for a movie in which the characters spend a good deal of time simulating sex with invisible partners, The Bounceback also has a surprising amount of heart, which director Bryan Poyser says was the balance he worked hard to strike. "It's really about all of the dumb things that you do when you're in your 20s, in pursuit of finding the right person for you," he explains...."
"...Much of the "thinking" in the recently established think tank concerns what goes on in bedrooms. A now viral video walks viewers through "The Economics of Sex," a research report details masturbation practices, and another looks at how asexual Americans use pornography..."
"...A now-viral video walks viewers through "The Economics of Sex," a research report details masturbation practices, and another looks at how asexual Americans use pornography. It's the type of research that is not uncommon in the social sciences, but for a carefully obscured difference..."
"...Chip Zdarsky knows a thing or two about sex and comics. A few years ago, as research for his day job as a Toronto-based newspaper columnist, he worked a stall at an anime convention..."
"...But as time went on, his attention shifted from curing infertility to trying to prevent it. In December 1995, he walked away from his "dream" obstetrics/gynecology practice to run his Medical Institute for Sexual Health (MISH) full-time and promote his new National Guidelines for Sexuality and Character Education..."