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Hear her now? Dr. Ruth isn’t done speaking up

June 2, 2012 • Entertainment


ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012 AND THEREAFTER – FILE – In this Dec. 13, 1984 file photo, sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer speaks with actor Burt Reynolds on the Lifetime channel’s “Good Sex” television show in New York. In 1980, Westheimer broke into late-night radio with “Sexually Speaking,” launching a career as confider-in-chief. The voice that Westheimer found on radio, and in the books and television shows that followed, pushed the boundaries of popular culture, declaring it not just safe, but healthy, for people to speak explicitly about their sex lives. A generation after the country embraced the Ruthian ethic of sexual honesty and moved Login to read more

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