A unique and original creation at the Montréal Science Centre - Sex: A
Tell-All Exhibition! More than 100 answers on sexuality for youths 12 and
over

    
    "Youths will never before have been exposed to so much straight forward
    truths."
    Jocelyne Robert, sexologist, author, and member of the exhibition's
    scientific committee
    

MONTREAL, April 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Starting April 15th, the Montréal Science Centre will feature Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition, an original and unique creation dealing with sexuality that will allow visitors to explore the most important and delicate subjects dealing with sexuality, providing straight forward answers to more than 100 questions of interest to youths 12 years of age and over. This exhibition represents a rare occasion for youths to find frank and direct answers on their sexuality and to develop the critical sense they need to make enlightened and responsible decisions. Sex : A Tell-all Exhibition was conceived in cooperation with youths, parents, teaching professionals, medical doctors, sexologists, and health specialists.

Sex : A Tell-all Exhibition first takes visitors back to the origins of human life and immerses them in the phenomena of fertilization and conception. Puberty and the hormonal changes it brings about in humans are then dealt with in a manner that is both new and audacious, with emphasis on the scientific aspects that explain them. Sexual excitation and responses, contraception, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are also on the agenda. Finally, the social aspects of sexuality, including the question of influences from and over others, especially among youths, as well as the fascination of the media and Internet with the subject will get special attention.

Decidedly modern in its approach, the exhibition will rely on video, computer animation, real life photography, interactive electronic platforms, and surprisingly realistic models, and on advice from experts to communicate its message

"Since its launch 10 years ago, the Montréal Science Centre has dared to address its guests' preoccupations audaciously more so today with an exhibition dealing with sexuality," comments Mrs Claude Benoit, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation of the Old Port of Montréal who adds:" We are very proud of Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition a unique and original creation of the Montréal Science Centre, whose première will be featured in Montréal."

Parents, adolescents, and scientists at work

It is through a scientific eye that the exhibition was developed, thanks to the cooperation between the Montréal Science Centre and a scientific committee comprising medical doctors, public health specialists, experts in educational sciences, and sexologist who validated both the approach and content of the ultimate presentation. Parents and adolescents were also consulted in order to evaluate their expectations, needs, interests, and preoccupations. Thus, the committee was able to ensure the soundness and accuracy of the proposed approach, and of the tone and format of its presentation.

"Sexuality is a universal subject of which we have never spoken so much before. Despite that, the questions that preoccupy adolescents are just as legitimate and numerous, as is their need for reassurance and for frank and valid, answers to their questions" says Mrs Jocelyne Robert, sexologist, author, member of the Exhibitions' scientific committee, and spokesperson for Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition who adds: "Visiting the Exhibition will expose youths to more straight forward truths, without taboos, than ever before."

In order to accompany visitors before and after their tour of Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition a special section of www.montrealsciencecentre.com has been dedicated to the exhibition. It features an overview of the exhibition, pedagogical material intended for teachers, links to websites, and specialized and recognized resources.

About the Montréal Science Centre

First institution dedicated to scientific culture in Québec the Montréal Science Centre will celebrate its 10th anniversary on May 1st, 2010. Since its opening, the Centre has hosted more than 7 million visitors, staged more than 40 exhibitions, and screened more than 70 films at the IMAX(R)TELUS theatre in addition to organizing a number the thematic weeks in keeping with current preoccupations and issues. It has also hosted more than 1.2 million primary-school students as part of its school programs. As a result, the Montréal Science Centre is now recognized as a major science and technology institution.

The Montréal Science Centre wishes to thank its principal partner, the Government of Canada as well as its presenting partners TELUS and HYDRO-QUÉBEC.

About the Old Port of Montréal Corporation

Established by the Government of Canada in November 1981, the Old Port of Montréal Corporation is a commercial enterprise that manages the Quays of the Old Port of Montréal and the Montréal Science Centre. It is an active participant in the economic development of Montréal to which it contributes through its offer of high-quality tourist and cultural products and services

SOURCE Old Port of Montréal Corporation

For further information: For further information: Julie Mailhot, Press agent, Old Port of Montréal Corporation, manager of the Quays of the Old Port and of the Montréal Science Centre, (514) 283-8085, Cell.: (514) 838-4524, jmailhot@oldportofmontreal.com; www.montrealsciencecentre.com


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