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Campus sex month will feature film on ‘adolescent sexuality’

‘Let’s Talk About Sex’

A campus’s sex month will feature numerous sex-related events and panels, including the screening of one movie that examines “adolescent sexuality.”

The University of New Hampshire’s “Sextober” celebration, which promises “educational programming all month long,” features at least 20 separate events from late September until the end of October. One of those is a screening of the movie “Let’s Talk About Sex” on Oct. 7.

That movie, the event listing states, “takes a revealing look at how American attitudes towards adolescent sexuality affect today’s teenagers.”

“We live in a society that uses sex to sell everything from lipstick to laptops. Yet fear and silence around sex and sexuality also permeate our culture. Teens are paying a terrible price for this confusion in unintended pregnancy, STDs, and even HIV,” the listing continues.

The film’s website says that its director “tries to make sense of our contradicting attitudes about sex and sexuality by talking to the people they most affect: teens and their families.”

The website of the film also offers “resources for youth,” including links to information about abortion, contraception and “GLBTQ health.”

The viewing of the film during Sextober will be followed by a discussion, the event listing states. The calendar entry lists both a sociology professor and a graduate student as facilitators of the discussion.

Read the event listing here.

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