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Brazil suspends sex education videos

Evangelical groups worked to block the screenings of the films, arguing they encouraged homosexual behavior.
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A gay couple kisses during a Gay Parade Against Homophobia in Brasilia, on May 18, 2011. (Evaristo SA/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazil has suspended a plan to show sex education films aimed at combatting homophobia.

President Dilma Rousseff believes the footage is not suitable for children and teenagers, the BBC reports. She said it did not offer an objective picture of homosexuality, according to a government spokesman.

Evangelical groups had worked to block the screenings of the films in schools, arguing they encouraged homosexual behavior.

Grupo Gay da Bahia, a civil rights group, says 260 gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people were murdered in Brazil last year, according to the AP.


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Adult film actress Sasha Grey accepts an award during the 27th annual Adult Video News Awards Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on Jan. 9, 2010. (Ethan Miller/AFP/Getty Images)

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Basically, sex sells in Indonesia — so long as it's wearing clothes.

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Adult film actress Saori Hara (top) and actor Hiro Haayana (bottom) of Japan perform for the camera during filming on the set of "3-D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstacy" in Hong Kong on Aug. 13, 2010. Hong Kong director Christopher Sun's 3D porn film is being billed as the world's first. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

You'll feel like you are truly in on the action.

According to writer and producer Stephen Shiu, the world's first 3D porn film — "Sex and Zen 3D: Extreme Ecstasy" — "will leave audiences feeling like they are sitting right there at the edge of the bed," he told The Guardian.

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