Delegates going to a home improvements conference in Queenstown on Sunday morning will get advice on how to spice up their sex lives.
Wellington sexologist Dr Michelle Mars is a guest speaker at the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association annual pow-wow and will address 150 people at Skyline on “The Lost Art of Intimacy”.
Mars co-owns Sassi-Inc The Sexperts, whose motto is: “We teach people how to have better sex.”
As well as personal consultations, Sassi does group sessions such as “Sex tips for blushing brides” at hen parties and “How to do it like a porn star”.
Mars scored the conference appearance because her husband’s a kitchen designer but he’s not coming because he’s away in France, she says.
Mars has serious credentials, lecturing at Massey University for nine years and speaking at the 2007 World Association for Sexual Health Congress.
“I’m very serious about sex being fun” – but Kiwis aren’t particularly sexy, she says.
“We’re quite repressed and find it very difficult to talk about sex. We’ll talk about sex in a superficial way but we never get down to the nitty-gritty.”
She’ll take questions after her 45-minute talk. “It just takes one person to start asking questions and then people are away.