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May 9, 2007 2:37 PM   Subscribe

Sex Education media has been around since the days of silent films. Seems most everyone can use a bit of guidance when it comes to the appropriate handling of their lustful urges... your geriatric, dementia-ridden parents, soldiers, Boys, Girls, couples, teens, Christians, and yes, trainables. On a less serious note, the topic of Sex Ed as addressed by: Monty Python, Conan O'Brien, fireside chats, Amy Sedaris, MAD TV, Fry & Laurie, Weeds, Ali G and the Simpsons, Family Guy, and some Florida trailer park slut on youtube. Note: this fpp will not play well in Bangalore. NSFW. Duh. (Previously.)
posted by miss lynnster (53 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
why, oh why, oh why did I click the "fireside chats" link first?
posted by po at 2:49 PM on May 9, 2007


The Trainables is, sadly, one of my favorite web finds ever. I am such a bastard.
posted by tristeza at 3:23 PM on May 9, 2007


For some reason I went right for the trainables link. Reminded me of this.

Now excuse me while I go blow my brains out.
posted by hypocritical ross at 3:34 PM on May 9, 2007


Good post! I love this kind of stuff.
posted by everichon at 3:36 PM on May 9, 2007


I have never seen a more awkward interview on Conan. Ray Ramano had my sympathies.
posted by milestogo at 3:36 PM on May 9, 2007


First I thought that was some pun on BANG-alore. I was gonna say, probably not so popular in Djibouti or Bangkok either.

Um... yeah.
posted by ORthey at 3:38 PM on May 9, 2007


"Thompson! What about a kiss. A simple kiss, boy. No need to go stampeding straight for the clitoris... And tonguing is sure a way to monitor how the juices are flowing. "

Thank you Mr. Cleese. You have no idea how well those words have served me.
posted by tkchrist at 3:39 PM on May 9, 2007


is there a point where making every letter of a word a different link stops being clever and just becomes annoying?

I mean, neat stuff and all...especially the Fry and Laurie bit, but come on ...enough already.
posted by timsteil at 3:43 PM on May 9, 2007


Actually, timsteil, if you pass your cursor over those words rapidly back and forth, it becomes beautifully hypnotic.
posted by ORthey at 3:45 PM on May 9, 2007


Huh. Ok, well I generally do that mostly to make it easier & more convenient for everyone by including one link for each part of a multiple part video. If that bothers people & you'd rather see fewer links, next time I'll just link the first part only and you guys can be on your own to find the rest of whatever comes after it. Less work for me that way, so no skin off my back. You guys just tell me what you'd prefer.
posted by miss lynnster at 3:50 PM on May 9, 2007


(miss lynnster, I like all the links).
posted by ORthey at 3:51 PM on May 9, 2007


For example, on the "Christian" part, The first link is the WMFU page, and the next 4 are direct links to the individual audio files. I could've just linked to the first link & let you guys do the work yourselves if you'd prefer.
posted by miss lynnster at 3:53 PM on May 9, 2007


miss lyn....

no offence meant, and hopefully none taken...

I'm just thinking there is usually a main and salient point to all posts on the blue, and when you have to wade through a bunch of stuff to get to it....it can be some combination of frustrating and time-consuming.

I seem to be in the minority with that opinion, and thats fine. But when I'm up to 20 different links by the third line I tend to forget why I was interested in it in the first place.

just my .02

move along....nothing to see here

OK...the rest of you....I said move along right?
posted by timsteil at 3:57 PM on May 9, 2007


I wasn't offended, I was being serious. If people want fewer links, I can do it. I was asking genuinely wanting to know if there's a preference.
posted by miss lynnster at 4:01 PM on May 9, 2007


Ah, no problemo, miss lynnster! Your post is perfect in every way.

(But now I might be sick from too many awful childhood memories.)

Metafilter: check your anus for demons.
posted by snsranch at 4:04 PM on May 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


"stops being clever and just becomes annoying...
...come on ...enough already."


Gee, a ittle harsh, there timsteil, no? Well, ain't nobody forcing you to click on links, now, are they?

"You guys just tell me what you'd prefer."

Well, since you're soliciting opinions miss lynnster, may I suggest that when putting together posts that are this chock full'o'links, you use mouseovers?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:08 PM on May 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hmm, should've previewed. Missed your 'move along' there timsteil, and stood around gawking instead!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:10 PM on May 9, 2007


Can't believe I forgot this!
posted by miss lynnster at 4:13 PM on May 9, 2007


I was asking genuinely wanting to know if there's a preference.

Of course, preferences will vary widely. There's no way to reach some golden consensus on a question like "how many links?" Just follow your heart! Go with your dream! Baby let your mind roll on!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:14 PM on May 9, 2007


Oh noes, they did it again ! That's their 17th kid. Meet the The Duggars a nice family with rejects contraception entirely , because every sperm is sacred !
posted by elpapacito at 4:18 PM on May 9, 2007


didnt mean to be harsh, and hopefully no one took it that way...just mentioning a personal peeve about some posts

I've seen some folks pretty much e-burned at the stake for posting something that wasn;t "worthy" of MeFi, or they didn't realize someone posted something similar in 2000, and got roasted as well. I don't really get that part of it, but a community is just that, and I'm glad to be able to read this stuff every day.

Personally...this site would probably work best for me if there was a huge 'HEY DUMBASS....YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN THIS" tag, but I take the wheat and the chaff with the rest of us.

Frankly...if you could just come over, print it out, and wake me up when you're done mowing the lawn...that would be pretty sweet too.

Peace to the neighborhood
posted by timsteil at 4:18 PM on May 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


That Duggars link convinces me that my secular humanist non-child-having demographic is on its way out, just by dint of numbers. Zoinks!
posted by everichon at 4:50 PM on May 9, 2007


(Beautifully done post, miss l. No wacky animals to be found anywhere in this one...thank $DEITY...)

I'd seen the Anne Meara-narrated one about awareness of sex issues for older folks suffering from dementia, and it was amusing, shocking and saddening by turns -- especially the husband who had to be discouraged from hitting on his wife now that she no longer quite recognized him as his partner. It left me wondering about subtext -- what sort of long-term issues they might've had when they were still together in their home; whether she'd been a happy and fulfilled participant or merely a dutiful spouse who, psyche bared, now wasn't seeing in him whatever she might've seen when they were a much younger couple.

I'm glad my own 'rents, in the last years of their shared decline, apparently didn't seem suffer from any issues in that department (but then, dementia wasn't a problem for them either). Funny story: Shortly after Mom found out she was going to undergo aggressive radiotherapy that would cost her her hair, one afternoon she eagerly showed me the wig catalogue she'd recently gotten in the mail. "They have a threefer deal! This is perfect. I'll get one that looks like my original hair" -- nicely iron-gray frosting the auburn/brown in the short style she favored in those last months; rapidly turning pages, "a Dolly Parton sort of long blonde one -- I've always wanted to try being a blonde -- and this" -- she flipped to a page she'd paper-clipped, showing me a wonderful, long, dark-red number in a sort of Maureen O'Hara kind of cut -- "especially for your father," she concluded with a private smirk. (I was one of six sibs.)

posted by pax digita at 5:46 PM on May 9, 2007


My favorite has always been Your Testicles and You, from Johnny Dangerously.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:05 PM on May 9, 2007


Wow, that silent film had a lot of information to digest, but I did learn an awful lot! This is what I learned: posted by mauglir at 6:25 PM on May 9, 2007


Comfortable shoes ARE very important.
Otherwise my winkie gets all red.
posted by Dizzy at 6:43 PM on May 9, 2007


And here's a sex ed (well, more like dating how-to) MST3K style
posted by champthom at 7:01 PM on May 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Less work for me that way, so no skin off my back. You guys just tell me what you'd prefer.

If taking skin off your back is the issue, miss lynnster, my preference would be for it to be on your carpet, not mine. You can do as much or as little work as you like.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:06 PM on May 9, 2007


Uhhhh... whaaaa?
posted by miss lynnster at 7:10 PM on May 9, 2007



# The secrets to a long and happy life are: fresh air, locomotives, and NO SEXUAL STIMULUS OF ANY KIND


Fixed that for you.

Should I really be looking forward to shriveling away to a cricket?
posted by dilettante at 7:10 PM on May 9, 2007


Must be some kind of Aussie rhyming slang.
Came for the post; stayed for the format.
posted by Dizzy at 7:13 PM on May 9, 2007


Uhhhh... whaaaa?

(forgive me. it's just all these sexy sex sex links. gotta find me a bromo. or a cold shower)

posted by UbuRoivas at 7:13 PM on May 9, 2007


Umm, is it warm in here?
posted by miss lynnster at 7:20 PM on May 9, 2007


No way, miss lynnster. It's hot!
posted by cgc373 at 7:21 PM on May 9, 2007


Why yes, it is.

That's why I'm not wearing any clothes.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:22 PM on May 9, 2007


Told you it was rhyming slang!
posted by Dizzy at 7:26 PM on May 9, 2007


Like that's unusual.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:26 PM on May 9, 2007


But he's posting from the City Library.
posted by Dizzy at 7:27 PM on May 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


The librarians here run a strict & disciplined shop. Clothes off at the door, get strapped to your chair. Come to post, be treated like a doormat.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:35 PM on May 9, 2007


There are some hints for dealing with puberty in Harry Potter as well.
posted by maxwelton at 8:11 PM on May 9, 2007


That was cool. Also, the first film has a clip of CU's South Field at about 11:45 (athlete).
posted by mds35 at 8:58 PM on May 9, 2007


I love my alma mater. So sue me.
posted by mds35 at 8:59 PM on May 9, 2007


Re: linking to each part of a series, I don't like the single-letter business either. Why not just make a playlist and link to that?

This post was worth it solely for the Amy Sedaris bit.
posted by Rhomboid at 9:37 PM on May 9, 2007


And by solely I don't mean that was the only worthy part, I mean that link alone would have been an OK post by me. (Of course the others are good too.)
posted by Rhomboid at 9:40 PM on May 9, 2007


I suppose this as good a place as any to reveal that I'm from Bangalore ... goddamn it. Explains a lot.
posted by dhruva at 9:54 PM on May 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


What about when I'm linking to multiple parts of a youtube video? Can't put that on a playlist here, right?
posted by miss lynnster at 11:39 PM on May 9, 2007


Metafilter: the protecting armor the strong man throws around the god-given creative power in his body.
posted by !Jim at 2:38 AM on May 10, 2007


The multi-link words are fine because they link to multi-part videos. You done good. Can't think of a better, more concise way to do that.

It's the every-letter-is-a-link-to-a-different-video that people object to; they're essentially a forest of links with no context nor explanation. (Why does "e" link to this video while "p" links to that video?)



Also,

Metafilter: Stampeding straight for the clitoris.
posted by LordSludge at 7:42 AM on May 10, 2007


I have never seen a more awkward interview on Conan.

Wow, Sue made it bigtime!
A long way from Q107 and WTN. Cool.
posted by dreamsign at 8:42 AM on May 10, 2007


Jesus. Is all of Weeds like that?
posted by dreamsign at 9:14 AM on May 10, 2007


Couldn't resist,

Metafilter: That's why I'm not wearing any clothes
posted by rossmik at 11:11 AM on May 10, 2007


Bring out the monkey with the cymbals!
posted by algreer at 1:50 PM on May 10, 2007


Yeah, that Weeds guy makes me majorly insecure. Does everyone walk around with slick monologues about masturbation at the ready? Complete with banana props? I've clearly been slacking.
posted by Firas at 8:46 PM on May 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


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