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Human Sexuality


History of Sex (1999)

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Rated: NR
Starring: Peter Coyote, et al.
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• Number of tapes: 4
• ASIN: 076702625X

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From medieval talking penises and naughty priests to sexuality as transcendence in the Kama Sutra, the History Channel's five-part History of Sex debunks the myth of history's innocence. In Ancient Civilizations, Mesopotamian men considered women property and believed that divine masturbation created Egypt, that there were no virgins, and that some mummies had erect phalluses. In classical Greece, husbands had their pick of sexual partners and proper wives went dildo shopping. The Eastern World considers the spirituality and teaching of sex, including Chinese pillow books. The Middle Ages examines both denigration of the body and lusty, bawdy frivolity as well as the fashionable art of codpiece stuffing. The political extremes of repression and excess continue in From Don Juan to Queen Victoria with the pilgrims, the Marquis de Sade, frigid Victorian wives, and the golden age of prostitution and pornography. Finally, the 20th Century discusses the impact of motion pictures, automobiles, Stonewall, the pill, AIDS, and the Internet on sex. The series relies on upper-class men's historical records and therefore underrepresents women and homosexuals. However, the commentary from a diverse and insightful panel of academics and the rich selection of historic images make this a tasteful, informative history of sex. --Tara Chace
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Anatomy of Love

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2 Tapes
ASIN: 6303356753

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Childbirth:From Inside Out Part 1

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• ASIN: 6301526260

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Video Description
A comprehensive, medically sound video that deals with the many aspects of childbirth. Contains the following three phases 1 - "Preparing for Pregnancy," 2 - "Nutrition and Exercise," and 3 - "Psychology and Pregnancy." Includes an interactive pregnancy risk test to check yourself against the norm, a program guide, and a checklist for each phase.
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Childbirth:From Inside Out Part 2


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• ASIN: 6301526279

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Video Description
A comprehensive, medically sound video that deals with the many aspects of childbirth. Contains the following three phases 4 - "The Hospital Experience," 5 - "Labor and Delivery," and 6 - "Post-Natal Care." Includes an interactive pregnancy risk test to check yourself against the norm, a program guide, and a checklist for each phase.
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Desmond Morris' The Human Sexes (1997)

 


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Rated: NR
Starring: , Desmond Morris, et al.
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• Number of tapes: 6
• ASIN: 6305046999
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Quest for Love Series Box Set (1999)

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Rated: G
Starring: John Gray et al.
Director: Lili Fournier
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• Number of tapes: 3
• ASIN: B00001R3WZ

Editorial Reviews
Mary Soete, February 1, 2000, Library Journal
Produced, directed, and hosted by Lili Fournier, this popular PBS series profiles a number of relationship exerts and inspirational thinkers: Marianne Williamson, Thomas More, John Gray John O'Donohue, Barbara DeAngelis, Erica Jong, Deepak Chopra, and Caroline Myss, among others. Each articulates a vision of the search for love and fulfillment as an expression of a spiritual quest - physical, mythical, and sacred. Interspersed with lush music and visuals, the interviews project the intimacy and immediacy of conversation. Fans of these prolific New Age gurus will appreciate this attractive and enlightening digest of their wisdom and passion.

Video Description
The Quest for Love Series provides powerful insights to love, passion and ecstasy. Today's most loved and influential thinkers share their breakthrough views on love and relationships. The Award Winning Quest for Love Series as seen on Public Television. LOVE, PASSION & SOUL
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Journey Into Life - The Triumph of Creation (1990)

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Rated: NR
Starring: et al.
Director: Dr. Derek Bromhall

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• ASIN: 6303269524


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In this Oscar-nominated film (for Best Documentary Feature in 1990), filmmaker Derek Bromhall examines the scientific process that turns sperm and egg into newborn baby. With the help of Fay DeWitt's patient narration, Bromhall explains cells, genes, and DNA strands with simple, colorful, and quite beautiful animated graphics. Much of the rest of the processes-- ovulation, ejaculation, fertilization, and embryonic development--is actually photographed. From implantation in the uterine wall on the 7th day to birth 37 weeks later, the film traces life from zygote to fetus to baby. This specially edited 27-minute version is made for family viewing, but there are brief moments of graphic childbirth and some discussion of body parts that suggest the need for parental supervision. --Kimberly Heinrichs

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Labor Of Love Childbirth Class


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Rated: NR
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• Color, Full length
• Number of tapes: 2
• ASIN: B00000K2TM

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From the Back Cover
Having a baby?
Not sure what to expect?
Unable to attend a Childbirth Class?
Need a refresher course?
Confined to bedrest?

Before you deliver get the facts.

Labor Of Love is a COMPLETE Childbirth Class on Video Tape. Topics include: Third Trimester Experiences, Physiology of Labor & Delivery, Contractions, Stages & Phases of Labor, Medical Interventions, Comfort Techniques, Medication-Epidural, Breathing Techniques, Cesarean Birth & VBAC, and Postpartum Mom. This video is broken into 2 classes (a 2 video set) each including lecture and practice time and a complete workbook. There are 13 labor positions and 3 breathing techniques are demonstrated for parents to lean and practice. This Video Childbirth Class is perfect for First-time parents who are not able to attend classes, Second-time parents who may need a refresher class, or the Bedrest Mother who is unable to attend classes. This Class explains all of the options available to parents so they can make an educated decision as to what is right for their delivery, it encourages parents to become informed and ask questions so that they may have the best possible birth experience.
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Nature of Sex, The - V. 4 - "Sex and the Human Animal" (1992)

 

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Rated: NR
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• ASIN: 6302967821
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Breasts - A Documentary (1996)

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Rated: NR
Starring: et al.
Director: Meema Spadola

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• ASIN: 0783112351

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Twentysomething filmmaker Meema Spadola gathered a diverse group of women, chose a few categories, and let them talk candidly about their breasts. This celebration of femaleness is as (ahem) revealing as it is playful. In less than an hour, Spadola manages to cover social, medical, and sexual aspects of this revered female attribute, stringing together the segments with hilariously outdated propaganda footage. This was made for HBO and suffers from budget constraints, but is worth checking out if you happen to own a pair of breasts. --Rochelle O'Gorman
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Sex Is Sex (1994)

 


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Rated: NR
Director:
Jennifer Milici, Brian Bergen
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• ASIN: 6304387261

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Greek Fire, Vol. 2: Sex & Politics


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• ASIN: 6303504019

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From the back cover
A provocative, visually startling documentary series that explores the pervasive influence of ancient Greece on our lives today. SEX. ANCIENT GREEK MYTHS involve tales of seduction. In ancient Greek pottery, painting and poetry you find exuberant sexuality and uninhibited activity in abundance. Sappho of Lesbos gives her name to lesbianism. Male homosexuals can turn back to Plato to find that their way of life was regarded as noble and praiseworthy. But ancient Greece was not a sexual Utopia. Aristotle's opinion was that women have no souls. They were chattels, mistrusted and even feared by men. In Greek drama, there is a profound male terror in front of the mystery of woman. Men saw in woman something dark, shadowy, and pre-rational. POLITICS. THE WORLD is turning upside down and it's all in the name of an ideal and a word, invented by the Greeks- democracy. In the West we pride ourselves on our democratic systems, but should we? Are our systems democratic, or are we actually politically impotent, divorced from the centers of information and power? A mass democracy never inspired the ancient Greek thinkers with much confidence; they didn't think it could work. The dream of Jefferson and Lincoln that the ideal of ancient Athens could be extended to a continental scale has proved illusory.
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When a Kid is Gay (1995)

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• ASIN: 6304794568

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From its title, When a Kid Is Gay sounds like a self-help guide for stressed-out parents of gay kids, a step-by-step program on what to do ("(1) do not panic, (2) stop panicking"). In actuality, this sensitively but realistically made special is a testament to the strength and determination of teens and young adults who are slowly but surely finding their way out of the closet. Profiling a gay and lesbian youth group in Worcester, Massachusetts, the program offers different looks at various group members who are all dealing with different aspects of coming out: Jason is wrestling with his religious beliefs, Chris is dealing with a hostile family environment, Jeremy is adjusting to being out in the real world, Amy feels she can't bring her girlfriend home to meet her parents, and such. What makes this quietly affecting special topnotch is that these kids are real, articulate, and honest, easy to identify with--this isn't some glossed-up Beverly Hills 90210-style video. They're going through all the pain and pressure of coming out and admirably wrestling with complex issues at a very young age. Kids who are just starting to explore their sexuality would do very well to watch When a Kid Is Gay, if only to see that the solitary experience of coming out is something that's universally dealt with by all members of the gay community. It won't offer any answers to specific questions, but When a Kid Is Gay does offer courage and hope to kids who are wrestling with their homosexuality. --Mark Englehart
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Sex & Justice (1992)

Gloria Steinem narrates this documentary look back at the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill Senate hearings.

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ASIN: 6302796369

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Stolen Moments (1998)

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Rated: NR
Starring: et al.
Director: Margaret Wescott

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• ASIN: 6305347948

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In this touching documentary, Margaret Wescott attempts to give voice to lesbian culture as it has existed throughout the Western world, from the time of Sappho to the present day. This is a daunting task, but one that is managed successfully by informed narration and the candid stories of lesbians from San Francisco, New York, Montreal, Vancouver, Berlin, Paris, and Amsterdam.

The film begins on a high note, celebrating gay-pride rallies of the 1990s. Starting from the present and moving backward, Wescott is determined to rouse our collective memory, detailing the struggle of lesbians to survive in a hostile world. A clear sense of urgency informs this film, echoed by Audre Lorde's potent observation: "It serves to remember." Wescott details the persecution of lesbians in 17th-century Amsterdam, where cross-dressing or "passing" was known as the "sin that cannot be named." Lesbians found guilty of this "crime" were routinely strangled, burned, or drowned. We are reminded that gays and lesbians were the first victims taken into Hitler's death camps at the onset of World War II and also the last to leave--after the war, the Allies continued to incarcerate them. Turning back to the U.S., Wescott reenacts a thriving but tenuous underground bar scene where lesbian establishments of the 1950s were busted by cops who were paid off or otherwise had their way during a time when legal protection for gays and lesbians was nonexistent. This story would not be complete, however, without detailing the glory days of lesbian culture. Wescott interweaves these highlights as a counterpoint to the horrors of persecution: Weimar, Germany, where 60 gay and lesbian cafés and bars flourished before the rise of Fascism; turn-of-the-century Paris and Gertrude Stein's salon; the Michigan Women's Music Festival; the Gay Games; and (of course) the ongoing celebration of pride.

Still, the beauty of this film lies in the women Wescott interviews. Without their firsthand accounts of coming out, surviving hate, and creating their own families, we might have sat glassy-eyed through a history lesson that, seemingly, has no direct relationship with the present. Their voices--alive and empowering--ensure our connection to the evolving story that is lesbian history. Note: This film contains brief scenes of nudity and sexual intimacy. --Katy Ankenman

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Sex For Sale - Around the World (1998)

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Rated: Unrated

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• ASIN: 6305313776

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