Sexuality

Theatre In The Park

A new play premiering at Raleigh's Theatre In The Park encourages viewers to question their notions of love, truth and sexuality. 

poster of sexy athletes
littlegreenpig.org

  Have you ever wondered what goes on in the Olympic Village that doesn't make it on TV? A local playwright imagines a covert operation where sex crosses international borders and makes sport of diplomacy. Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern presents the world premiere of "Tarantino's Yellow Speedo" on Thursday, May 22 at 8:15pm at Man Bites Dog Theater in Durham. It runs through June 5. 

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Doctors too often miss the opportunity to talk with their teenage patients about sex during annual visits, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.

A study released this week in JAMA Pediatrics shows that less than two thirds of doctors and teenage patients talk about sex and sexuality during checkups, with most conversations lasting an average of 36 seconds.  

Cleveland Shields, a researcher on the study, says the findings show that doctors need to approach the topic more often and for longer periods of time to better address the sexual health needs of teenagers.

Minister Katie Ricks
http://www.churchrec.org / Church of Reconciliation Chapel Hill, NC

    

When Katie Ricks became the Associate Pastor of the Church of Reconciliation in Chapel Hill last year, she was the first openly lesbian pastor in the country ordained by the Presbyterian Church.