But did they also invent the ways of love? That's the focus of Undressed: The Art of Sex & Seduction, where you'll become an expert in all things amorous.
First up is “Did The French Invent Love?” — a panel on the Gallic origins of nookie with The New Yorker's Judith Thurman, authors and a historian.
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Need something spicier? Head to “Vive la Fantaisie! Inside the Erotic Mind.” It's a frank discussion of what secretly whets the sexual appetites of Americans and Europeans. If that doesn't make for lively conversation over cocktails afterward, nothing will.