Wicked Pictures Contract Star jessica drake also Honored with Mainstream Star of the Year Nomination for Spotlighting Sex Education in the Media!
LOS ANGELES (November 24, 2015) – The best-selling “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: BDSM for Beginners” from sex educator and Wicked Pictures contract performer jessica drake was nominated for Best BDSM Movie at the 2016 AVN Awards. drake was also nominated for Mainstream Star of the Year, thanks in large part to the international media attention she brings to sex education.
The nomination for “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: BDSM for Beginners” is the newest honor for the critically acclaimed series, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex” received AVN’s 2012 Best Educational Release trophy for “Fellatio,” while “Anal Sex for Men” received AVN’s 2014 Best Educational Release award.
The series also received three nominations for the 2016 XBIZ awards, including Specialty Release of the Year for the BDSM installment.
Adult superstar jessica drake, who is a frequent contributor to many media publications and outlets, received her nomination for Mainstream Star of the Year due in part to her outspoken support for sexual wellness and healthy attitudes toward sex, and the media attention she drew to the subject.
“Educating people about sex and bringing about a positive discussion about sexual health and wellness is a passion and a calling for me,” drake said. “I am very grateful to receive this nomination from AVN, and I thank Wicked Pictures, my fans, and all those committed to bringing about a better system of sex education.”
The AVN Awards will take place on January 23, 2016. To view a complete list of the 2016 nominees, visit http://avnawards.avn.com/#nominees.
In “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: BDSM for Beginners,” drake, along with some of the most experienced performers in adult entertainment, takes viewers on a guided tour of BDSM and shows them the ropes of bondage – literally. Along with demos and interviews, there are also three hardcore BDSM scenes to assist with inspiration – and ideas. Within the 154-minute film, viewers will learn about safety, negotiating play, dominance and submission, collaring and posturing, spanking, whipping, flogging, restraints, sex toys, and more.
“Thank you to AVN for continuing to honor jessica’s sex education efforts and also for asking her to once again be the ambassador of its “Sex Is” educational series during the upcoming AEE convention in January,” said Steve Orenstein, Wicked Pictures’ owner.
Earlier this year, drake was featured in Complex magazine where she discussed the basics of BDSM and its value for improving intimacy. Moreover, she explained the phenomenon and appeal of the book and movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” in a number of news articles, including a Daily Dot interview in February.
“Women aren’t just buying the book, they’re buying the book with lingerie, lube, novelty items, toys,” she told the publication. “It’s started people talking about sex and exploring their sexuality.”
drake also shared information and stories about BDSM and fetish play with Refinery29.com, Ravishly.com, and many other top news and lifestyle websites.
Since 2011, the acclaimed creator, director, producer and host of the best-selling, award-winning series, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” has connected with consumers through an instructional series that tackles various sexual topics aimed at improving intimacy, relationship issues, and sexual wellness.
Produced by Wicked Pictures, series topics range from fellatio, anal sex, sexual positions, female masturbation, threesomes, G-Spot and female ejaculation, and more. Each volume includes presentations with frank discussions of sexual situations and explicit demonstrations with adult performers.
A much sought-after sexual wellness expert and Wicked Pictures contract star, jessica drake travels the world making speaking appearances with her message of sexual wellness and the importance of maintaining a healthy relationship through a mutually satisfying love life. In 2015, drake has spoken at San Jose State University, UCLA, and USC, as well as been a source of expert opinion on sexuality for Cosmopolitan.com, Bustle.com, GQ.com, and RT America TV, among others.
For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/GuideToWickedSex, or www.Twitter.com/Guide2WickedSex.
About the AVN Awards:
Over the years, the AVN Awards have become a famous staple in Las Vegas, while being housed in almost every major hotel on the strip. Starting in 1984, the show has grown drastically over the years and is now broadcast each year on cable to millions of viewers. The show allows adult and mainstream celebrities to come together once a year to celebrate the achievements of one of the world’s most profitable industries. In 2012, the AVN Awards took up residence in The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and returned for a fifth straight year in 2016. For more information, visit www.AVNAwards.com, www.Facebook.com/TheAVNAwards, or www.Twitter.com/AVNAwards.