About Gary Schubach
Dr. Gary Schubach is a sex educator, lecturer and writer. His overall perspective is that our society does not teach people the necessary interpersonal relationship skills nor do people acquire this information naturally. Most people have the desire to know more about sexuality and how to relate successfully with another human being and create mutually satisfying relationships. His view is that, in most cases, so-called sexual “problems” are a result of learning deficits rather than as a result of psychological conflicts that can be treated with the current models in mental health. In other words, given what most people are taught about sexuality in school, by their families and peers, their anxieties and difficulties are absolutely reasonable and understandable.
It is his purpose to foster a more open and honest public dialogue about sexual issues so that individuals and couples will have sufficient information upon which to make their own unique choices as to the kind of sexual relationships and activities that are appropriate to them. He believes that it is every person’s right to have a satisfying and fulfilling sex life as long as that practice does not infringe upon the rights of others.
It is his opinion that the best time to begin education of people in human sexuality is at an early age, providing the information to children that is appropriate to their learning and developmental levels. Recognizing the difficulty of creating curriculum in the public schools that will be acceptable to the values and beliefs of everyone, he is committed to using emerging technologies to create sexual education programs that have the flexibility for parents to determine which lessons and values are appropriate for their children.
Also, he believes that it is crucial that persons in the helping professions, such as physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, therapists and educators be properly trained in all aspects of human sexuality so that they can knowledgeably and effectively work with the people whom they serve. Therefore, it is his purpose to create adequate training and continuing education programs for such professionals utilizing both traditional written materials and media and other advanced communication modalities.
It is his overall goal to help people create sexual relationships that will allow them to enjoy peace of mind, whatever their circumstances, to attract love and be loved by others and to build families and communities that support positive and nurturing relationships. To do this, it will be necessary to replace ignorance and fear about sexuality with awareness and love and to teach and promote skills that will allow people to live together in dignity, respect, understanding, trust, kindness, honesty, compassion and love.