An Adult Film Star’s Guide to Foreplay: 7 Tips from Jessica Drake

I wrote the following article for StyleCaster.com. It originally posted on December 2nd, 2015:

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I think foreplay gets a bad rap. It’s become cliché—even I’ve used analogies like “preheating the oven” and “warming up the race car before taking it out for record-setting laps.” Despite what we might see in adult movies, though, the reality is that foreplay is something we all need … not just women.
Here are the reasons why, along with some additional foreplay ideas that are outside the box.

Start the fun before you’re even together.

Foreplay builds excitement and anticipation. It can tease, or it can promise. We all like to feel desired, so when we get texts, emails, pictures, or phone calls from our lovers, we know they’re thinking about us. This tends to make us think about them. Make contact during a workday or when they’re out of town. You don’t even have to be in the same room (or the same state!) for foreplay to begin.

Have ‘brain sex.’

When you’re together, foreplay doesn’t have to start as overtly sexual. Sex is mental in so many ways, so appease your S.O.’s senses with an amazing meal, a glass of wine, and some conversation. If this isn’t something you do on a regular basis, it might seem forced in the beginning, but once you both relax, expect connectivity in shared conversation. I call this brain sex, and it’s some of my favorite foreplay.

To read my whole article, click here: http://stylecaster.com/foreplay-tips/#ixzz3z3X7TRhi

jessica drake Recognized as Mainstream Star of the Year at AVN Awards

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Wicked Pictures Contract Star Honored for Her Outspoken Support of Sex Education Reform in Hundreds of Media Articles!

LOS ANGELES (January 28, 2016) – Sex educator and Wicked Pictures contract performer jessica drake was recognized as Mainstream Star of the Year at the 2016 AVN Awards. The award-winning performer turned sexual health advocate was honored in part due to her tireless support for sex education reform. drake’s advocacy was documented in hundreds of media articles throughout the year.

The honor marks jessica drake’s 12th AVN Award and 26th award overall from a major adult industry organization, including three AVN Awards for Best Actress and two AVN Awards for Best Educational Release. The 2016 AVN Awards were presented on January 23 at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

“I’m so grateful to AVN and the Awards Committee for recognizing me as Mainstream Star of the Year,” drake said. “My mission and passion for the last few years has been to get people to start talking about sex in a more open, positive way, removing the shame and stigma that society so often applies. I am so very thankful to the media for allowing this and for joining me to spread this message. My goal for 2016 is to keep doing this, keep reaching more and more people, and keep providing them with realistic, pleasure based, shame free Sex Ed.”

“My humble thanks to Wicked Pictures – to Steve, Daniel, Adella, Chris, and everyone who has helped and encouraged me along this path,” added drake.

In recent years, drake has been a frequent contributor to many media publications and outlets, speaking out in support for sexual wellness and healthy attitudes toward sex. Starting with her best-selling sex education series, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” which provides explicit demonstrations and frank discussion of sex techniques, fetish sex, intimacy issues, and other topics, drake has grown her stature as a sex educator through mainstream articles and personal appearances.

Most recently the adult superstar began writing for Stylecaster.com, where she offers relationship and sexual advice, including her newest articles on the female orgasm available here, and her expert tips on foreplay, here.

Her other media appearances include a recent Daily Beast article, where drake spoke of the subpar sex ed curriculum offered in schools: “Just like it’s been proven that abstinence only programs don’t work to reduce teenage pregnancy, I think ignorance in this case is not bliss. This is a very real issue because technology is everywhere.”

Likewise, drake was consulted by Cosmopolitan magazine on 2015’s blockbuster film, “Fifty Shades of Grey.” “It’s not an accurate representation of the BDSM lifestyle at all. If anything, it’s the epitome of things in a dominant-submissive relationship — or any relationship — that could go awry,” stated drake.

In a January 2015 CNBC report, drake was hailed for expanding her scope from performing to writing, directing, and more: “One of the role models for diversification in the industry is Jessica Drake. A performer since 1999, Drake is something of an exception in porn, having worked exclusively for Wicked Pictures since 2003. But rather than simply staying in front of the camera, she expanded her focus,” wrote Chris Morris.

Other outlets that have featured drake include Playboy, the Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, New York Daily News, Crave Online, Daily Mail, Maxim, Refinery 29, and GQ, along with scores of others who shared drake’s message of sexual health and her positive view of the adult industry.

“Congratulations to jessica drake on redefining what it means to be a Mainstream Star within our industry,” said Wicked Pictures owner Steve Orenstein. “Over the course of a brilliant career, jessica has appeared in Hollywood movies and TV shows, as well as popular music videos, but it is her tireless efforts to educate and help people however she can, which really have had the most impact beyond the walls of adult entertainment. I am extremely proud of all that she has accomplished and all that she will continue to do.”

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.

 

jessica drake to Host ‘SeXXX Ed’ Workshop at Stockroom University, Jan. 16

Wicked Pictures Contract Star Gives an Intimate Look into Her Life & Journey from Adult Entertainment Performer to Sex Educator!

LOS ANGELES (January 11, 2016) Wicked Pictures contract performer jessica drake will give an intimate look at her life and journey as a multi-award-winning contract superstar turned sex educator when she hosts “”SeXXX Ed,” a workshop on January 16. The event is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. at Stockroom University (2811 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles).

“My workshops are never the same, and I think being at The Stockroom locally will be a very unique event,” drake said. “I’ll be discussing my personal journey in the ever-changing, often controversial adult industry, porn’s impact on budding sexuality, how to better navigate what you seen onscreen and more. Following our discussion will be an explicit Q & A where attendees are encouraged to ask me anything!”

The acclaimed creator, director, producer and host of the best-selling, award-winning series, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” has been taking her message of sexual wellness and healthy intimacy around the country through her popular sex education workshops and personal appearances.

“I recently had the opportunity to meet and teach alongside Miss drake at Orange Coast College,” said Hudsy Hawn, who manages The Stockroom’s educational events as their Head Mistress. “I was instantly blown away by her informative, intelligent, and witty approach to questions about the adult entertainment industry. jessica’s down-to-earth and respectful approach to sex education raises the bar and of course inspired me to book her the first chance I got here at Stockroom University.”

During the event, drake will share her keen insight, knowledge and expertise for better sex through a unique and comprehensive presentation that walks the audience through a variety of topics. She will lead guests in a frank discussion about real life sexual situations ranging from erotic techniques and role-playing to product recommendations and personal health.

“I love porn. It can be very useful – it’s a great masturbatory tool, it can spice up a relationship, but it isn’t sex ed,” drake said. “The problems begin when viewers who lack sexual experience are unable to navigate what they see onscreen – the ‘fantasy’ – versus how that might relate to their own personal sex.”

Tickets for jessica drake’s “SeXXX Ed” workshop are available at the door or online here.

For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/GuideToWickedSex, or www.Twitter.com/Guide2WickedSex.

 About Stockroom University:
Stockroom University emphasizes the “adult” in Adult Education, presenting topics on sexuality and kink in a mature and respectful (but still good-humored and entertaining) manner. A number of notable authors, adult performers and personalities have been featured presenters in events, workshops and activities at Stockroom University. Stockroom University is a part of JT’s Stockroom, the original Internet source for quality sex toys and adult products. For more, please visit www.Stockroom.com.

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‘jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: BDSM for Beginners’ Nominated for AVN’s Best BDSM Movie

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.

jessica drake Earns 6 XBIZ Awards Noms for Sex Education Efforts & ‘Guide to Wicked Sex’

Wicked Pictures’ Instructional Series Opens the Door for Dialogue, Fantasy, Logistics, & Pleasure!

LOS ANGELES (November 23, 2015) – Sex educator and Wicked Pictures contract performer jessica drake is nominated six times for the 2016 XBIZ Awards in relation to her efforts as a sex educator and her instructional series “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex.”

The adult superstar, who is a frequent contributor to a number of mainstream publications and outlets, is nominated for Crossover Star of the Year, as well as Sexpert of the Year. Her best-selling instructional series is up for Marketing Campaign of the Year (“jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Satisfy Her Like a Legend”) and Specialty Release of the Year for both “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: BDSM for Beginners” and “Satisfy Her Like a Legend.”

“I’m so grateful to XBIZ for all of these nominations, and also for their continued support of ‘Guide to Wicked Sex’ as it’s grown over the years,” drake said. “I’m very passionate about providing people with real, pleasure-based sex education, and I’m honored to continuously extend my fan base to include all kinds of people looking to improve their sex lives without shame. As always, I also want to thank Wicked for allowing me the space and opportunity for growth, as I have expanded the series.”

The 2016 XBIZ Awards will be held on Friday, January 15 at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. For more information, click here.

“jessica’s growing recognition in the sex education field is no surprise to me,” said Steve Orenstein, Wicked Pictures’ owner. “This is her passion, and she works tirelessly in all areas, whether it be on her series, ‘Guide to Wicked Sex,’ or in-person, speaking with and helping couples around the world through her sex seminars. I’m pleased to see XBIZ acknowledge her contribution to the field.”

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.

During her Wicked Sex workshops, drake shares her keen insight, knowledge and expertise for better sex through a unique and comprehensive presentation that walks the audience through a variety of topics.

Whether teaching her factual style of sexual education via her movies, seminars, or media appearances, jessica drake has always emphasized healthy sexual practices, respectful attitudes about sex, and attention to pleasure. She stresses consent and respect among partners, while encouraging people to move away from a fear-based mentality towards sex.

For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/GuideToWickedSex, or www.Twitter.com/Guide2WickedSex.

About the XBIZ Awards:

A star-studded red carpet affair that hosts a who’s who from the business of sex, the XBIZ Awards is the adult industry’s biggest night and most prestigious symbol of success. The annual gala recognizes outstanding excellence across every facet of the multibillion-dollar business, including movie production, pleasure products, technology and retail. Since its inception, top personalities from the world of erotica have played host to the event, including Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick, Jesse Jane, Jessica Drake, Kayden Kross and James Deen. Attracting international media coverage, the XBIZ Awards show has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, CNBC, TIME, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, Huffington Post and The Daily Beast, among others. For more information, visit http://xbizawards.xbiz.com.

Sex with Robots?

With a growing presence in pop culture, the question on whether humans should have sex with robots has risen yet again.

Experts at the Web Summit technology conference in Dublin recently warned about the dangers of humans getting intimate with robots.

A researcher who launched a “campaign against sex robots” commented that “we are losing our sense of humanity.”

To read more about humanity’s possible sexual future with robots, visit http://www.cnbc.com/2015/11/04/should-you-have-sex-with-robots-experts-weigh-in.html

Margaret Cho Talks About Sex Work

When you think of grandma and grampa, you probably don’t think about them getting it on- but they are. Ever-changing technology affects our sexual health, even as we age. EVERYONE needs Sex Ed.

Last month, comedian Margaret Cho released a tweet that raised eyes eyebrows across the Twittersphere.

“Sex work is simply work. For me it was honest work. I was a sex worker when I was young. It was hard but well paid. There’s no shame in it.”

Cho first worked as a phone sex operator, then as a dominatrix, before becoming a comedienne and is hoping to champion to change current sex worker laws.

To read more visit, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/fashion/margaret-cho-sex-work.html?_r=1

California Sex Education Approach

While California just passed a bill mandating Sex Ed in schools, the rest of the U.S. needs help too. The CDC has done more research on teens and sex, with some good news but more bad news.

For the most part, school sex education laws vary significantly across the United States. In light the recent uproar at the Clark County School District, where parents got upset over closed door meetings on sex-ed held by school officials, a new report has been released by the Guttmacher Institute comparing how Clark Country’s curriculum compares against five other districts.

Read the report compiled by The Las Vegas Sun to find out more: http://lasvegassun.com/news/2015/nov/04/sex-ed-see-how-ccsds-approach-compares-those-other/

Funny Or Die Videos Highlight Glaring Need For Sex Education

When speaking at universities recently, I found that some of the most popular topics were consent, understanding different gender identities, HIV/AIDS, and STI prevention. Most of us weren’t fortunate to have thorough Sex Education growing up, but at least for California, that is starting to change!

According to Forbes.com, Jessica Biel, Joy Bryant and comedian Whitney Cummings have just partnered with nonprofit healthcare organization, WomanCare Global, to create a women’s educational program which addresses topics such as puberty to contraception. Their first initiative, “If You Don’t Tell Them, Who Will?,” is a series of videos hosted on FunnyOrDie.com, and the team hopes the endeavor will educate young people about how their bodies work and destigmatize conversations.

For more information and to read the full article, visit http://www.forbes.com/sites/francesbridges/2015/10/28/funny-or-die-videos-highlight-glaring-need-for-sex-education/