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Sex in the news: Quanitta Underwood gets tip of the hat, Rick Santorum wag of the finger

If Quanitta wins the gold medal—and am I rooting for her—she could perhaps be part of a national campaign against it that we badly need. With the medal dangling from her neck, and her hands cocked in her boxing gloves, she could look out at us from billboards all across the country. Her words, “I am a survivor of child abuse, and I became strong and independent,” would be emblazoned on the billboards.

Overall, this tidal wave of sexual stories has been valuable. On balance, the good, the bad, and the ugly stories have given us reasons to think more wisely about this aspect of our lives.

But I, for one, wouldn’t mind if the number of stories would decline for just a few days. Then we could catch our breath and look more closely at the snowdrops poking their heads up through the earth, signaling the coming of spring.

Susie Wilson, former executive coordinator of the Network for Family Life Education at Rutgers University's Center for Applied and Professional Psychology (now renamed Answer), is a national leader in the fight for effective sexuality and HIV/AIDS education and for prevention of adolescent pregnancy. She can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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