‘jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex’ Earns Multiple Nominations in the 2015 NightMoves Awards

Wicked Pictures’ Acclaimed Educational Series Is Up for Best Ongoing Series & Best BBW Release!

CHATSWORTH, Calif. (July 20, 2015) – Wicked Pictures’ acclaimed educational sex series, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” is nominated for Best Ongoing Series and Best BBW Release in the 2015 NightMoves Awards.

“I’m so very grateful to the NightMoves staff for the nomination and to the fans who have supported the series,” said jessica drake, Wicked Pictures contract performer, director, and creator of the popular series. “This series is my passion, and to see it grow and evolve over the past few years is really rewarding. Knowing the Guides have made a positive impact on people’s sex lives inspires me to create even more. It’s been a constant learning and growing process for me, and I’m grateful to Wicked Pictures for the support!”

Each category in the NightMoves Awards includes Fan and Editor’s Choice honors.  To vote for the various nominees, fans may click here.

The 23rd Annual NightMoves Awards will be held on Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Tampa Gold Club, 6222 E. Adamo Drive in Tampa, Fla. by NightMoves magazine. The event honors the adult industry’s top films, stars, and filmmakers as voted by fans across the country. The awards show is part of the four-day NightMoves Awards weekend that includes Fanfest, a VIP party and the Star Caravan, presented in various gentlemen’s clubs in Tampa.

“Every year ‘jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex’ continues to grow, gain new fans, and earn honors with its empowering sex positive message,” said Wicked Pictures President and founder Steve Orenstein. “We’re very pleased and proud to receive these nominations from the team at the NightMoves Awards.”

The Best Ongoing Series nomination comes after a string of highly successful releases over the past year, outlining a variety of topics relating to human sexuality. The popular “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size” starring plus size performer Kelly Shibari, nominated for Best BBW Release. The title earned Specialty Release of the Year at the 2015 XBIZ Awards and the Smutty Schoolteacher Award for Sex Education at the Feminist Porn Awards in April.

Produced by Wicked Pictures, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size” is the first sex education DVD created for the plus size community. The movie’s cast includes BBW performers Devlyn Red, Angel DeLuca, and Scarlet LaVey, as well as non-performer couples Scarlette Cyn and JC Lewis, and Sherri Shaulis and Michael Colbert; it showcases women of a diverse range of BBW sizes.

NightMoves Editor Art Koch wrote a 5-star review of “Plus Size”: “Kudos and thank you both jessica and Kelly for bringing forth an educational, informative, fun, and sexy production that is has been long overdue and should be viewed by anyone of size or not.”

Created in 2011 by Wicked Pictures, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex” is the leading instructional sex DVD series, and features drake hosting each movie by taking viewers through a variety of topics such as relationship communication, trigger words, and finding your partner’s hot spots by presenting explicit sexual position demonstrations, sexual techniques, and more.

A much sought-after sexual wellness expert and Wicked Pictures contract star jessica drake has grown her crossover appeal by traveling 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. Her appearances, movies, and sex advice are often featured in news media.

About the NightMoves Awards:
NightMoves® Awards, started in 1993, is the third oldest, continuously running, adult awards show in the United States, trailing only the AVN Awards and the XRCO Awards. 2014 marks the 23rd Annual NightMoves® Show, with adult super-star Ron Jeremy having hosted every single show. The NightMoves® Awards were the first to allow fans to select the winners, making it the original Fan Based Awards, as well as the first awards show to allow on-line voting. The NightMoves® Awards are more than just a one-night awards show; it is a fun-filled, exciting, ultra-busy weekend that includes “Star Caravan” events at local night clubs and multiple radio appearances, in addition to Fan Fest, where stars sign autographs and take photos. The list of stars who won their first-ever award from NightMoves® reads like a who’s-who in the adult entertainment world. Jenna Jameson won her first ever award (Best New Starlet) in 1995; Tera Patrick (2000), Gina Lynn (2002), Jesse Jane (2003), Sunny Lane (2005), Bree Olson (2007), Alexis Texas (2008), and Chanel Preston (2010), are just a few of the names on this prestigious list. The NightMoves® Awards, an offshoot of NightMoves® Magazine, is owned and operated by Paul & Tracy Allen and based in Tampa Bay, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.nightmovesonline.com/21st-annual-nightmoves-awards-show/ or follow them on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NightMovesShow.

jessica drake to Lead Sex Ed Workshop & Meet & Greet at Atlanta’s Love Shack

Wicked Pictures Contract Star & Sex Educator Brings Her Expertise for Better Sex to June 16 Event!

ATLANTA, Ga. (June 15, 2015) – Sex educator and Wicked Pictures contract performer jessica drake will host a sex education workshop and meet-and-greet event at Love Shack in Atlanta on Tuesday, June 16.

The free event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at 6073 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross, GA 30092, in the Atlanta area. The acclaimed creator, director, and producer of the best-selling, award-winning series, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” will share her knowledge and expertise for better sex.  She will lead guests in a discussion about real life sexual situations ranging from erotic techniques and role-playing to product recommendations and personal health.

Event participants will be encouraged to engage in a positive discussion on general attitudes men and women have towards sex, as well as their personal experiences. After the Q-and-A session, drake will sign autographs and take pictures with guests.

“Doing workshops for people who are seeking out knowledge and looking to improve their sex lives is one of the things I’m most passionate about,” said drake. “It’s truly amazing to feel the change in the audience go from hesitant to suddenly beginning to open up to an exchange of information.”

“At the Love Shack, we’ll discuss how to spice up your routine and better satisfy your partner, and we’ll also learn about things like foreplay, oral sex, orgasms, anal sex, light BDSM, and more,” added drake. “No topic is off-limits, and I always encourage questions. Give me an evening and your open mind, and I’ll be the sexual resource you never had.”

The evening’s discussion will include a look at foreplay, which is the subject of the most recent volume of drake’s series now in post-production, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Foreplay.”

Love Shack is a chain of 20 stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee, featuring a variety of adult novelty and gift items. It is online at www.LoveShackSE.com.

The highly acclaimed “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex” line was born from meet and greets such as this, wherein male and female fans of drake asked questions or confessed sexual fantasies and frustrations to her. Now 12 volumes deep, the popular series takes viewers through a variety of topics including relationship communication tactics, trigger words, finding a partner’s hot spots, presenting explicit sexual position demonstrations, sexual techniques, and more.

The entire “Guide to Wicked Sex” line from jessica drake and Wicked Pictures will be available for sale, including the recently-released “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: BDSM for Beginners.” With the popularity of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the movie and book, this new video gives viewers a comprehensive look at BDSM and how it can take role play and fantasy scenarios to another level. It also informs viewers about safety, negotiating play, dominance and submission, collaring and posturing, spanking, whipping, flogging, restraints, sex toys, and other accessories.

A much sought-after sexual wellness expert and Wicked Pictures contract star, 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.

About Love Shack:
Love Shack has been delivering its upscale adult retail method to America since 1995 and has revolutionized the adult retail market by raising the standards through strong management, product knowledge training for their retail staff and more. Love Shack strives to create a well-lit, friendly shopping environment that appeals to men, women and couples alike. An approach allowing Love Shack to provide its customers with an inviting comfortable environment when visiting its stores. Love Shack customers rent or purchase the latest and hottest products in the market to enjoy in the privacy of their home, at its stores. The company is online at online at www.LoveShackSE.com.

jessica drake to Host Sex Seminar at Fantasy Gifts in Burnsville, Minnesota

Wicked Pictures Contract Star & Sex Educator Shares Her Experience & Advice for Better Sex at June 13 Event!

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (June 11, 2015) – Sex educator and Wicked Pictures contract performer jessica drake will host a sex education workshop and meet-and-greet event at Fantasy Gifts in Burnsville, Minnesota on Saturday, June 13.

The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. at 2125 MN-13, Burnsville, MN 55337. It features jessica drake, creator, director, and producer of the best selling and highly awarded series, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex.”  drake will lead guests in a discussion about real life sexual situations ranging from erotic techniques and role-playing to product recommendations and personal health.

Those attending will be encouraged to engage in a positive discussion regarding general attitudes men and women have towards sex, as well as their personal experiences. After the Q-and-A session, drake will sign autographs and take pictures with guests.

“Meeting people with questions and concerns about their sex lives and being able to provide them with a fresh perspective is gratifying,” drake said. “We may touch on fantasies, role playing, BDSM, sex techniques, and anything else that comes up. I encourage guests to ask questions and share their experiences to help guide the discussion.”

The evening’s topics of discussion will also include the subject matter of the most recent volume of drake’s series to be filmed – foreplay. “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Foreplay” is currently in post-production

Fantasy Gifts is a chain of 11 stores in Minnesota and New Jersey, featuring a variety of adult novelty and gift items. They also have a thriving e-tail site at www.fantasygifts.com.

The highly acclaimed “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex” line was born from meet and greets such as this, wherein male and female fans of drake asked questions or confessed sexual fantasies and frustrations to her. Now 12 volumes deep, the popular series takes viewers through a variety of topics including relationship communication tactics, trigger words, finding a partner’s hot spots, presenting explicit sexual position demonstrations, sexual techniques, and more.

The entire “Guide to Wicked Sex” line from jessica drake and Wicked Pictures will be available for sale, including the recently-released “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: BDSM for Beginners.” With the popularity of “Fifty Shades of Grey” the movie and book, this new video gives viewers a comprehensive look at BDSM and how it can take role play and fantasy scenarios to another level. It also informs viewers about safety, negotiating play, dominance and submission, collaring and posturing, spanking, whipping, flogging, restraints, sex toys, and other accessories.

A much sought-after sexual wellness expert and Wicked Pictures contract star, 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.

About Fantasy Gifts:
For over 30 years now Fantasy Gifts has specialized in the most up to date and popular sexual health products and gifts such as vibrators, dildos, lubricants, DVD, stunning lingerie, menswear, restraints, shoes, educations materials, massage oils and fun novelties. Whether planning an event such as a bachelor or bachelorette party, anniversary or birthday party or simply a romantic evening the place to visit is Fantasy Gifts®. Fantasy Gifts is online at www.FantasyGifts.com.

jessica drake & Wicked Pictures Host Social Media Campaign to Create Dialogue About #SexEducation

Fans Who Tweet Sex Ed Questions to jessica drake Have Chance to Win Volumes of ‘Guide To Wicked Sex!’

LOS ANGELES (April 15, 2015) – Sex educator jessica drake and Wicked Pictures are hosting a social media campaign to open a dialogue about sex and sex education. Fans who tweet questions about sex to drake will be entered into a drawing where the winner will receive any volume of “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” and have a chance at winning the entire series.

“Getting people to open up and talk about sex can be difficult, so the goal of this campaign and contest is to help get the conversation started,” said drake, Wicked Pictures contract performer and creator of “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex.”

“There has been a noticeable surge of men and women alike seeking sex advice,” continued drake. “I see it when I’m doing workshops and signings- and this is a great opportunity for everyone to chime in and ask those tough questions. I’m happy to be that resource, and I’m really looking forward to answering and hopefully sparking even more conversations!”

To have a question considered for submission, participants must be 18 years of age or older and tweet their questions to @Guide2WickedSex by Wednesday of each week in order to receive an answer by Friday. The #jdSexEd hashtag should be included. Drake will answer 10 questions each Friday.

All who submit questions will be entered into the monthly drawing to win a DVD installment of “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex.” The monthly winners will then be entered into the drawing at the end of the year to win a box set of the acclaimed series!

jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex” is the leading instructional sex DVD series created by Wicked Pictures in 2011, featuring jessica drake as host. The popular series takes viewers through a variety of topics including relationship communication, trigger words, finding your partner’s hot spots, presenting explicit sexual position demonstrations, sexual techniques, and more.

A much sought-after sexual wellness expert and Wicked Pictures contract star, 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.

jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size’ Honored at Feminist Porn Awards

‘Smutty Schoolteacher Award for Sex Education’ Recognizes jessica drake & Wicked Pictures’ Empowering, Sex Positive Message!

CHATSWORTH, Calif. (April 21, 2015) – “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size” received the Smutty Schoolteacher Award for Sex Education at the Feminist Porn Awards in Toronto, Canada on April 17.

The 10th anniversary Feminist Porn Awards was produced by Good For Her and held at Toronto’s Capitol Event Theatre. Please visit FeministPornAwards.com for more information.

Although series creator jessica drake was unable to attend, drake’s co-director Kelly Shibari accepted the award on her behalf. Shibari is a BBW performer and size acceptance advocate who also co-narrates the movie and performs in one of its scenes.

When accepting the award, Shibari read a statement from jessica drake: “When I first began my line, ‘jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,’ I wanted to create a unique hybrid of instructional movie – one that included a variety of topics for a wide range of people,” wrote drake. “Finding no available resources for people of size, creating a Plus Size Guide was always on my radar, but without Kelly’s help, would likely not have happened.”

Produced by Wicked Pictures, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size” is the first sex education DVD created for the plus size community. The movie’s cast includes BBW performers Devlyn Red, Angel DeLuca, and Scarlet LaVey, as well as non-performer couples Scarlette Cyn and JC Lewis, and Sherri Shaulis and Michael Colbert; it showcases women of a diverse range of BBW sizes.

At the show, the award was presented through an introduction written by the Feminist Porn Awards’ Creative Director Lorraine Hewitt. She wrote, “‘Guide to Wicked Sex’ is both edifying and enticing. Alongside its great advice, it features candid interviews and erotic scenes between real couples in loving relationships. Together, porn stars and sexy civilians demonstrate their vulnerability and their desirability as they embrace their authentic – and gorgeous – sexual selves.”

“jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size” features a diverse range of BBW performers. The movie also includes size-friendly sex tips and body confidence and communication exercises for men, women, and couples of size.

To view or download the cover art and trailer for “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size,” click here.

The Feminist Porn Awards’ criteria are quality (films with good production values and performances), inclusiveness (films that explore diverse expressions of sexuality), the “It” factor (films with a unique, fresh or compelling perspective), as well as hotness (beautiful bodies that are well lit and arouse audiences).

Toronto-based adult retailer Good For Her hosts the event each year to honor adult films that depict female sexuality in a positive way. The company is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment for adults seeking to learn more about sex and pleasure. It provides sex toys, erotic and educational books on sex as well as DVDs and workshops to further adult sex education.

A much sought-after sexual wellness expert and Wicked Pictures contract star jessica drake has grown her crossover appeal by traveling 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. Her appearances, movies, and sex advice are often featured in news media.

jessica drake to Speak on Panel at San José State University

Wicked Pictures Contract Star to Lead Discussion on ‘Fantasy & Reality of Porn’ April 9!

LOS ANGELES (April 7, 2015) – Sex educator and Wicked Pictures contract performer jessica drake will be a guest speaker on a panel at San José State University. The panel, titled “Porn: The Fantasy & the Reality,” is scheduled for Thursday, April 9.

The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in the University’s Science Building, Room 142. It is hosted by the SJSU Student Health Center – Wellness & Health Promotion. It is open to the public and free to students, faculty and staff. Admission is $5 for all others.

“The Peer Health Education Program at San José State University is thrilled jessica drake will be joining us as part of this interactive panel,” stated Zoë B. Whaley, MSW, Wellness and Health Promotion Coordinator for Sexual Wellness and Violence Prevention, and Jacob Peinado, SJSU Peer Health Education Lead for Sexual Wellness. “We are certain her knowledge, expertise, and savvy will enrich the discussion and encourage positive and constructive conversations on sex, sexuality, and healthy relationships.”

The panel will give an overview of the adult industry while encouraging positive and constructive discussions on consent, safe sex, porn usage, and healthy sexual relationships.

“I really love academic panels where we can bring together younger people and have a healthy discussion about the adult industry, dispelling some of the myths and misinformation”, drake said. “It’s also important to help students understand porn is really about fantasy and fictional relationships – it takes work and effort to form a healthy sexual relationship.”

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/961396460539175

In addition to drake, the panel will be comprised of Dr. Richard Sprott, Ph.D., who has a doctorate in developmental psychology and works closely with Kink.com and the St. James Infirmary in San Francisco; Mary Karver, a marriage and family therapist who has worked with Kink.com on their educational programming; Dr. B. Sarah Haynes, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Wellness & Health Promotion at SJSU and a licensed clinical psychologist; as well as Eric Paul Leue, director of sexual health advocacy for Kink.com and an HIV/sexual health/minority rights advocate.

Audience members will be encouraged to engage in a discussion regarding the adult industry and general attitudes men and women have towards sex, as well as their personal experiences.

drake is known as host of the popular series “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” which is the leading instructional sex DVD series on the market.  Created by drake and Wicked Pictures in 2011, the series takes viewers through a variety of topics including relationship communication tactics, trigger words, finding your partner’s hot spots, presenting explicit sexual position demonstrations, sexual techniques, and more.

A much sought-after sexual wellness expert and Wicked Pictures contract star, 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.

 

‘jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size’ Earns Feminist Porn Awards Nom

Avant-Garde Awards Show Recognizes ‘Plus Size’ for Its April 17 Gala in Toronto!

CHATSWORTH, Calif. (March 24, 2015) – “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size” has received a nomination for the Feminist Porn Awards to be held in Toronto, Canada on April 17. The categories will be disclosed at the event, which will be held at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Event Theatre.

The 10th Anniversary Feminist Porn Awards is part of a series of activities that will run from April 15 to 17 at various locations and times. Please visit www.FeministPornAwards.com for more information.

“I am very grateful to the people at the Feminist Porn Awards for this nomination,” said series creator jessica drake, the Wicked Pictures contract star and sexual wellness authority who co-directed the nominated movie. “The response we’ve had to our movie has been overwhelmingly positive and supportive and receiving this nomination validates our message to de-shame sexuality across the board.”

“‘Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size’ offers an empowering new approach to plus size sex for folks who don’t normally get to see themselves reflected positively on screen,” stated Feminist Porn Awards organizer Carlyle Jansen. “It is both informative, as well as sexy – the perfect combination for an educational film!”

Distributed by Wicked Pictures, and co-directed by drake and BBW performer and size acceptance advocate Kelly Shibari, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size” features a diverse range of BBW performers. The movie also includes size-friendly sex tips and body confidence and communication exercises for men, women, and couples of size.

“Since originally creating the series, I wanted to include a volume designed specifically for the plus size community,” stated drake. “Involving Kelly to guest host and co-direct ‘Plus Size’ lent the movie a wealth of additional information and first-hand knowledge, and I’m extremely thankful for all her amazing contributions.”

To view or download the cover art and trailer for “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size,” click here.

The Feminist Porn Awards criteria are quality (films with good production values and performances), inclusiveness (films that explore diverse expressions of sexuality), the “It” factor (films with a unique, fresh or compelling perspective), as well as hotness (beautiful bodies that are well lit and arouse audiences).

Toronto-based adult retailer Good For Her hosts the event each year to honor adult films that depict female sexuality in a positive way. The company is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment for adults seeking to learn more about sex and pleasure. It provides sex toys, erotic and educational books on sex as well as DVDs and workshops to further adult sex education.

Of “Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size” XCritic reviewer Sex Reed writes, “jessica drake deserves a lot of credit not just for featuring an addition to her instructional series about plus-size sex, but by doing it with such care and attention. [Everything felt appropriate.] So much of the adult industry is catering to an unlikely fantasy (and that’s why we love it so much), but here, drake and host/star Kelly Shibari seem intent on making that fantasy more of a reality and leading to better sex from its viewers.”

“Plus it reinforces body positivity for men and women,” Sex Reed said. “It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen.”

jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex” is the leading instructional sex DVD series created by Wicked Pictures in 2011, featuring jessica drake as host. The popular series takes viewers through a variety of topics including relationship communication tactics, trigger words, finding your partner’s hot spots, presenting explicit sexual position demonstrations, sexual techniques, and more.

A much sought-after sexual wellness expert and Wicked Pictures contract star, drake has grown her crossover appeal by traveling 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. Her appearances and movies are often featured in news media, including a feature article on CNN.com, which was dubbed the “most popular photo blog of 2013.”

About The Feminist Porn Awards:
The Feminist Porn Awards is the largest and longest running celebration of feminist porn in the world. Adult retailer Good For Her is proud to be celebrating ten years as producers of the Feminist Porn Awards. Since 1997, Good For Her has been creating a nurturing environment where everyone can feel comfortable earning about sex and pleasure. Good For Her takes pride in providing quality sex toys, erotic and educational books as well as DVDs and workshops that empower and celebrate the diversity of everyone’s sexuality. The Feminist Porn Awards is online a www.FeministPornAwards.com.

jessica drake to Speak at CatalystCon East on Saturday, March 28

Guide to Wicked Sex’ Creator & Sex Educator To Discuss the Evolution of Sex Education Videos

ARLINGTON, Va. (March 11, 2015) – Sex educator and Wicked Pictures contract performer jessica drake is a featured speaker at CatalystCon East, to be held March 27–29 in Arlington, Va. She will speak on Saturday, March 28, on the panel, “Beyond the Pop Shot: Using explicit instructional media for sex education.”

The event will be presented in the Adams Room from 11 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. at Hilton Crystal City at Reagan National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, Va. 22202. For more information on CatalystCon East, visit http://catalystcon.com.

“I’m really looking forward to participating in this exciting panel,” drake said. “Being an adult performer/director and sex educator has given me unique insight into media’s role in sex education.”

The popular guest speaker will share her experience in the adult industry and about her work as a sex educator and host of the popular instructional sex series “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” distributed by Wicked Pictures. CatalystCon is an annual conference created to inspire conversation about sexuality by bringing together sex educators, sexologists, sex workers, sex therapists, writers and others.

The panel includes clinical sexologist Dr. Ava Cadell, Adam & Eve General Manager Bob Christian and licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. Hernando Chaves.

According to organizers, the event will “discuss the evolution of sex education instructional videos, from their early onset to the modern instructional. The panel will discuss how the use of instructional aids can impact sexual attitudes, challenge sexual anxiety, and improve the overall quality of people’s sexual relationships. How can instructional aids be used by sex educators, therapists, and counselors to better serve their clients and students? How popular are instructional aids and who buys them? Is there any research that looks at the impact of instructional aids on people? The panel will examine these questions and more.”

CatalystCon founder Dee Dennis said, “jessica’s openness and willingness to share her knowledge and unique insight really embodies the spirit of CatalystCon, so I’m thrilled to have her returning to CatalystCon East to speak about sex education.”

Created in 2011 by Wicked Pictures, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex” is the leading instructional sex DVD series, and features drake hosting each movie by taking viewers through a variety of topics such as relationship communication, trigger words, and finding your partner’s hot spots by presenting explicit sexual position demonstrations, sexual techniques, and more.

drake is a highly sought-after speaker who has traveled the world, lecturing at universities, seminars, and workshops with her message of sexual wellness and the importance a healthy relationship through a mutually satisfying love life.

About CatalystCon:
CatalystCon is a conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality. It is about reaching out and stimulating those who attend to create those important conversations in their own communities, changing how we as a society talk and treat sexuality. It is about stimulating the activist that is within all of us and sparking transformation in the way friends, neighbors, children and even politicians discuss one of the most important aspects of humanity. Founder/Creator Dee Dennis regards this conference as a “melting pot of sexuality” that will unite sex educators, sexologists, sex workers, writers, activists, those in the adult industry and anyone with a passion for creating change. “Knowledge is power, and sharing that knowledge is the first spark in igniting change.” This is the fundamental principle behind CatalystCon. For more information, visit http://catalystcon.com. Additional information on Catalyst Con East is available on the conference’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

jessica drake Nominated for Mainstream Media Favorite for 2015 XRCO Awards

Wicked Pictures Contract Star & Sexual Wellness Authority Hailed for Crossover Appeal!

CHATSWORTH, Calif. (March 6, 2015) – Sexual wellness expert and Wicked Pictures contract star jessica drake has been nominated for Mainstream Media Favorite for the 2015 XRCO Awards.

The X-Rated Critics Organization will hold the XRCO Awards in Los Angeles. The date, venue, and host are yet to be announced.

The crossover phenomenon was nominated for Mainstream Media Favorite for her ongoing work as a sexual wellness expert and the growing mainstream appeal of her acclaimed educational series, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex.” In the past year, she has been featured in such outlets as CNN, Huffington Post, CraveOnline, New York Observer and many others. She was also nominated for Best Actress for Wicked Pictures’ “Aftermath.”

“I’m very excited about receiving these nominations for the XRCO Awards,” drake said. “I am very thankful to the critics who make up XRCO for the honors and to the fans who have been so supportive for all these years.”

The award-winning performer is the popular host of “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” distributed by Wicked Pictures. In each episode, drake takes viewers through a variety of topics such as relationship communication tactics, trigger words, finding your partner’s hot spots, presenting explicit sexual position demonstrations, sexual techniques, and more; the series has grown to be one of the industry’s most acclaimed instructional guides.

A much sought-after sexual wellness expert and Wicked Pictures contract star, drake has grown her crossover appeal by traveling 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. Her travels have taken her to college campuses at UCLA, University of Chicago and others in the past year. Her appearances and movies are often featured in news media, including a feature article on CNN.com, which was dubbed the “most popular photo blog of 2013.”

About XRCO:
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.

‘jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex’ Earns 2nd XBIZ Award for Specialty Release of the Year

‘Plus Size,’ the 1st Instructional Guide for People of Size, Garners Acclaim Amongst Industry Critics!

CHATSWORTH, Calif. (January 19, 2015) – “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size” has received one of the adult industry’s highest accolades – earning Specialty Release of the Year at the 2015 XBIZ Awards. The series’ installment exploring anal sex previously received the award in 2012.

Distributed by Wicked Pictures, and co-directed by sexual wellness authority / Wicked Pictures contract star jessica drake and BBW performer and size acceptance advocate Kelly Shibari, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size” features a diverse range of BBW performers. The movie also includes size-friendly sex tips and body confidence and communication exercises for men, women, and couples of size.

“From the beginning, it was really important for me to establish a resource which was all inclusive – allowing everyone to lead a fuller sex life and realize their highest erotic potential,” says series creator drake. “To know I achieved my goal, and to have both the adult industry and plus-size communities be so receptive to ‘Plus Size,’ is very rewarding. Thank you to Kelly for collaborating on this epic film, and thank you, XBIZ – I’m beyond honored for your recognition!”

“I’m incredibly thrilled to have ‘GTWS: Plus Size’ receive Specialty Release of the Year,” states Kelly Shibari. “This has been a passion project of mine for several years, and receiving this award is proof all men and women, regardless of size, deserve to love well, have fulfilling sex lives, and be as confident about themselves as they can.

Shibari adds, “Thank you, jessica drake and Wicked Pictures, for taking a chance on me and the concept, and thank you, XBIZ, for this award.”

To view or download the cover art and trailer for “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size,” click here.

The 2015 XBIZ Awards was held January 15, 2015 at the JW Marriott Hotel at the LA Live complex in Los Angeles. Hosted annually, the XBIZ Awards honor performers, companies, and products within the adult entertainment industry, and give accolades to both individuals and businesses.

The award marks the second time a volume of the series has been named Specialty Release of the Year by XBIZ. In 2012, one of the series first volumes, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Anal” received the honor.

Of “Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size” XCritic reviewer Sex Reed writes, “jessica drake deserves a lot of credit not just for featuring an addition to her instructional series about plus-size sex, but by doing it with such care and attention. [Everything felt appropriate.] So much of the adult industry is catering to an unlikely fantasy (and that’s why we love it so much), but here, drake and host/star Kelly Shibari seem intent on making that fantasy more of a reality and leading to better sex from its viewers.”

“Plus it reinforces body positivity for men and women,” Sex Reed said. “It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen.”

Similarly, Captain Jack of AdultDVDTalk.com wrote, “Kelly Shibari is the most famous and decorated plus size model in the adult industry. It’s interesting [to hear her talk about dealing with size.] I can relate! Kelly talks about being confident in yourself and that’s the key to everything – being comfortable in your own skin.”

Created in 2011 by Wicked Pictures, “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex” is the leading instructional sex DVD series, and features jessica drake hosting each installment. Taking viewers through a variety of topics such as relationship communication tactics, trigger words, finding your partner’s hot spots, presenting explicit sexual position demonstrations, sexual techniques, and more; the series has grown to be one of the industry’s most acclaimed instructional guides.

A much sought-after sexual wellness expert and Wicked Pictures contract star, drake has grown her crossover appeal by traveling 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. Her appearances and movies are often featured in news media, including a feature article on CNN.com, which was dubbed the “most popular photo blog of 2013.”