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From the Archives: Understanding the Larger World of Human Sexuality.

Sexologist Leonore Tiefer book "Sex Is Not a Natural Act: and Other Essays."(Westview) was published in 1995, and has since come out in paperback. In the book she looks at our society's anxieties and ignorances towards sex. She also questions what is "normal" sex and how people are to know how to have sex if no one talks about it. Tiefer received a Ph.D. in physiological psychology with a dissertation on hormones and mating behavior of rats. But Tiefer came to realize she knew nothing of the social norms of sexuality and questioned how sexual norms evolved. She re-specialized in clinical psychology and became a sex researcher, sex therapist and an Associate Professor of Urology and Psychiatry at the Montefoire Medical Center in New York City. Tiefer has also been a sex columnist for the New York Daily News. (REBROADCAST from 2/8/95)

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Other segments from the episode on January 26, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 26, 1996: Interview with Richard Prelinger and Ken Smith; Review of the film "From Dusk Till Dawn"; Interview with Leonore Tiefer; Commentary on Superbowl…

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