Open Mind, Credible Sources Are Keys to Better Sex Life, Experts Say

Feb 13, 2006, 00:00 ET from Sinclair Institute

    NEW YORK, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A better sex life can be yours if you
 find credible sources of information and keep an open mind, according to
 experts who attended the Sinclair Institute's "Better Sex in the City" event
 on February 9th.  The panel of sex educators, therapists and researchers also
 noted the need for parents to speak with their children at an early age about
 sex education.
     Nearly 100 people packed the Museum of Sex's main gallery to hear the
 latest on sexual education and celebrate the release of the all-new Better Sex
 Video Series: Sexplorations.
     The three-volume video program from the Sinclair Institute is an explicit
 sexual education guide for adults, which covers everything from sexual anatomy
 to fantasy role-play. The Better Sex Video Series was developed with the help
 of experts to ensure its information is accurate.
     But remember, the panelists said, there is no one right way to use
 accurate sexual information. However you enjoy sex is okay, said Beverly
 Whipple, co-author of the international best-seller 'The G-Spot and Other
 Discoveries about Human Sexuality.' Once you are aware of your own values,
 they can help guide your choices.
     The same method should be applied to how you approach sexual education
 with your children, the experts said. Give them honest answers to their
 questions and teach them to develop their own sexual identity. "You should
 start [sexual education] in utero," said Herb Samuels, a sexologist and human
 sexuality professor specializing in the study of African American sexuality.
     Mark Schoen, the panel moderator and the Institute's director of sex
 education, said parents need to use the correct terms for all body parts. "You
 don't tell them they have see-sees or hear-hears," he said. "By using the
 words penis and vulva, you're giving the message that this is an acceptable
 subject to talk about."
     The other panelists were human sexuality professor and clinical
 psychologist Lori Buckley, former World Association of Sexual Health President
 Eli Coleman and couples sexual health expert Michael Metz, author of 'Coping
 with Premature Ejaculation.'
     Following the panel discussion, party attendees got the opportunity to
 view the new Better Sex Video Series, talk with couples who were in the video
 series and explore the museum's collections -- which include sex art,
 machines, historical films and other exhibits.
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SOURCE Sinclair Institute