Sexpert Q&A: Exploring Your Sexuality

Dear Yvonne, I want to explore more of my sexuality and fulfill some fantasies, but I get nervous about it. How do you overcome that? -Donna

Dear Donna, First, educate yourself. Knowledge is power and the more you know about what you plan to explore, the more confident you'll feel. Books, videos, expert reassurances, and hearing other's stories can also bolster your sense of assuredness in pursuing your passions.

Second, realize that you need to be patient with yourself. Your nervousness will subside with time, especially as you gain experience and feel savvier with what you're doing.

Finally, make sure that, when necessary, you're exploring your sexuality with a person(s) who provide you with physical and emotional safety. You don't need anybody judging you or adding to the performance pressure you're putting on yourself.

Dr. Yvonne KristAn Fulbright is a sex educator, relationship expert, columnist and founder of

Sexuality Source Inc.

She is the author of several books including, "Touch Me There! A Hands-On Guide to Your Orgasmic Hot Spots."