jessica drake Honored as Mainstream Star of the Year at XRCO Awards
Wicked Pictures Contract Star Recognized for Her Outspoken Support of Sex Education Reform in the Media
LOS ANGELES (June 27, 2016) – Sex educator and Wicked Pictures contract performer jessica drake, whose media-fueled sexual wellness message has been spreading across the country, was recognized as Mainstream Star of the Year at the 2016 XRCO Awards. The adult superstar turned sexual health advocate was honored in part due to her tireless support for sex education reform and advocacy efforts.
The honor is jessica drake’s third XRCO Award and 27th award overall from a major adult industry organization, including the 2015 XBIZ Award for Best Actress Parody Release, three AVN Awards for Best Actress, and two AVN Awards for Best Educational Release. The X-Rated Critics Organization Awards were presented on June 22 at the OHM Club in Hollywood.
“I have known and loved the many members of XRCO since I first entered the industry, so this is really special,” drake said. “Thank you to everyone involved with XRCO for presenting me with the Mainstream Adult Media Favorite award, and thank you so much to Wicked, my FAM team, and Steve Orenstein for all the support throughout my career, especially with my progress as a sex educator.”
The acclaimed adult superstar has been an outspoken voice in the media in support of sexual wellness and healthy attitudes toward sex in recent years. 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 drake has expanded her interests by offering relationship and sexual advice in a column she has begun writing for Stylecaster.com. Her newest articles on what porn doesn’t teach about anal sex and exploring and embracing fetishes are available here and here.
In the past year, jessica drake and her message of sexual wellness and sex education have been featured in a variety articles in media outlets such as Uproxx, AskMen, CNBC, Vice, Buzz Feed, Bustle, Maxim, Refinery 29, Prime Mind, GQ, and many others.
About jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex:
Three-time AVN Best Actress winner and sexual wellness authority jessica drake brings erotic topics to life through intimate demonstrations performed by some of today’s hottest adult stars in her “Guide to Wicked Sex” series. The stimulating sequences are sensual, provocative and enlivened by an informative optional audio commentary. In each volume of “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” writer, producer, director, and host jessica drake addresses a different aspect of human sexuality, ranging from Fellatio and Anal to Basic Positions and Female Masturbation. jessica explores each topic with the same distinct blend of knowledge, experience, and good humor, which led Dee Dennis, the founder of sexuality conference CatalystCon, to praise her as “an amazing sex educator and speaker, who represents a new direction and is breaking new ground” in the sexual self-help genre. The series’ volume on Fellatio earned AVN’s 2012 Best Educational Release trophy, “Anal” was named XBIZ’s 2012 Specialty Release of the Year, “Anal Sex for Men” received AVN’s 2014 Best Educational Release award, and “Plus Size” earned XBIZ’s 2015 Specialty Release of the Year. For more information, visitwww.GuideToWickedSex.com, www.Facebook.com/GuideToWickedSex, or www.Twitter.com/Guide2WickedSex.
About the XRCO Awards:
Founded in 1984, the XRCO was formed to give writers and editors from the adult entertainment industry a voice in selecting the best in and brightest in the world of adult cinema. Original members included a small group of writers from Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia. Over the years, select and qualified membership has expanded to include some of the best adult reviewers from both print and the Internet. In 2005, the XRCO welcomed its first European members. 2009 marked a quarter century of excellence with the XRCO’s Silver Anniversary. For more information about the XRCO, visit www.XRCO.com.
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