88-Year-Old Dr. Ruth Was The “It Girl” of The Sexual Health Expo

88-year-old Dr. Ruth was the “It Girl” of SHE, The Sexual Health Expo held in Los Angeles. America’s most famous sex therapist drew a huge, pulsating crowd for her highly anticipated keynote speech at the sex ed sexpo.

Among the gems of her speech were “Tell a guy what you want,” “The more you know about sex, the more pleasure you can have,” and “There are less women who can’t reach orgasms today thanks to the message from all of these sex educators.”

She also noted “Any man who ejaculates prematurely can read books or visit a sex therapist and with just a few lessons can learn to last longer.” Amen. She was preaching to the converted, but still.

“My No. 1 sex tip is for all of you to walk out of here knowing that sex is not between the knees, it is in the brain. Secondly I want everyone to know the importance of touch even if it doesn’t lead to sexual experience.”

Dr. Ruth is known for frank statements such as “Don’t criticize in the sack. Discuss constructively later,” “Your sex life is not supposed to come to an end just because you’ve hit a certain age,” and “When it comes to sex, the most important six inches are the ones between your ears.” Another classic is “Ladies, you sold 200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies as a kid, and you can’t even sell your man on wearing a condom. Come on.”

After her speech, she was awarded the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award from Sexual Health Magazine. The new magazine debuted in September, and is written by top Sex Educators, Sex Therapists, PhD’s, M.D’s, Sexologists, and Psychologists in the field who specialize in sexuality education.

Dr. Ava Cadell, winner of SHE’s 2015 “Sexpert of the Year” presented Dr. Ruth with her award and noted that the legendary sexpert “has always been an inspiration to me.”

Dr. Ruth and Dr. Ava.

Her show “Sexually Speaking” debuted in 1980 on WYNY in New York City, and was the first call-in show that answered sex questions from listeners. Since the, she has written 35 books, continued her practice as a sex therapist, and still teaches at Columbia University in NYC.

Dr. Ruth was a rock star at The Sexual Health Expo.

“I was delighted to get the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award from Sexual Health magazine,” Westheimer told the crowd. “I’m going to put it in a place of honor in my home. I hope that as a result of this exhibit many other people pursue their dream of getting into the field of sexuality education. Sexual Health Expo is doing a very good job in providing the public with much needed information.”

 

Photo by AJ Trepanier for XBiz.com.

 

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Anka Radakovich is a legendary Sex Columnist, Certified Sexologist, Sex Educator, Screenwriter, and Author of the new book THE WILD GIRLS CLUB, PART 2, Tales from New York to Hollywood. http://www.amazon.com/The-Wild-Girls-Club-Part/dp/0990462129. THE WILD GIRLS CLUB, Part 2 is her third book. Her first two books The Wild Girls Club; Tales from below the Belt, and Sexplorations; Journeys to the Erogenous Frontier were both published by Crown/Random House. She was the Sex Columnist for DETAILS Magazine for 9 years and is currently a Sex Columnist for BRITISH GQ. Her writing has appeared in dozens of magazines including Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Men’s Journal, Seventeen, Glamour, and Maxim. She has appeared on numerous television shows including 8 appearances with Conan O’Brien. She was a Jeopardy question under the category “Men’s Mags.” As a Sex Educator and Sexologist, she is a college lecturer at Universities throughout the country who offers her unique brand of sex education. She lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @ankarad.

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