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Northwest Sex Education Experts Lead Panel Discussion

For Immediate Release
March 10, 2010
Contact: Kimberly McDonald

"Sexy Too Soon? Media, Body Image and Self-Esteem"
Northwest Sex Education Experts Lead Panel Discussion

Popular culture bombards us - and our children - with sexy images, clothing, toys, Web sites, TV and other media. The result? Kids who model themselves after sexy teen icons, propelling themselves toward social and physical maturity at younger ages than ever before.

What can parents do? A panel of experts will offer ideas, inspiration and information at a special event - a reception, resource fair and panel discussion: "Sexy Too Soon?  Media, Body Image and Self-Esteem."

Top sex education experts will discuss the pressures today's girls feel regarding their body image, sexuality and social status. What's the new "normal" when it comes to makeup, minis, and tight, trendy, tees? What does "sexy" really mean these days? And where are the grown-ups while all this fast-tracking is going on?

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Diana Wiley, therapist at Seattle Institute for Sex Therapy Education and a licensed marriage and family therapist
  • Julie Metzger, RN, creator of Seattle Childrens' popular "For Girls Only" and "For Boys Only" workshops
  • Amy Lang, a sex educator and the founder of Birds + Bees + Kids lectures and books.

The event will be held at the Seattle Children's Theater on April 16, from 7-9 p.m.  A pre-lecture resource fair and reception (starting at 6 p.m.) will include cupcakes, [no wine?] goody bags, info, and more.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For information and tickets, go to  or call 1-800-838-3006.


Seattle Children's

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