GQ’s Covers GTWS: “Five Things You Learn on the Set of a Feminist, Instructional Porno”

GQ writer Phoenix Tso joined us on the set of “Guide to Wicked Sex: Foreplay” and wrote about her experience in a great article.

Read GQ’s “Five Things You Learn on the Set of a Feminist, Instructional Porno” article to find out more about their visit!

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http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-feed/2015/06/on-the-set-of-a-feminist-porno.html

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Interviewed About “Steps To Having OMG Oral Sex” on Your Tango!

Have you ever wanted to give your partner the oral sex experience of their life? Or perhaps even subtly suggest ways for your significant other to step up their cunninlus or felatio skills? Whether you’re doing it as an act of foreplay or as a precursor to the main bedroom antics, besides anticipation, there are 10 simple steps that you can follow to up your oral sex game.

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I recently did an interview with Aly Walansky of Your Tango on “10 Steps To Having OMG Oral Sex.” Click on the link below to check it out and up your oral ante.

http://www.yourtango.com/2015254164/10-steps-having-omg-oral-sex

jessica drake Named Ambassador Of ‘Sex Is …’ at AEE

jessica drake has been named the ambassador for the inaugural “Sex Is …” educational program at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo!

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Scheduled for Jan. 21-24 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, the “Sex Is …” program touches on a variety of topics, and includes interviews with Best New Starlet nominees for the 2015 AVN Awards and a Q&A session with top male talent.

The “Sex Is …” seminars will be offered all four days of this year’s AEE, and include special opportunities such as the chance to win gift baskets filled with sex toys and movies nominated in the 2015 AVN Awards.

Drake will participate in various seminars during the “Sex Is …” program, as well as mingle with fans and attendees on the AEE show floor.

To purchase fan tickets, please visit here.

jessica drake Shares “Wicked Sex Tips” on Girl Boner Radio

On October 27, jessica shared her favorite tips on anal play, sexy solo fun, how to feel sexier naked, and more with the listeners of Girl Boner Radio and it’s host, August McLaughlin – and had an amazing time doing it!

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A spicy blend of personal stories, in-depth reporting and inspiration, Girl Boner Radio is where good girls go for sexual empowerment. Host August McLaughlin explores female sensual pleasure like no one else, is the fearless sister/girlfriend you’ve always wanted — and she loves to talk sex!

Listen to jessica’s guest podcast by clicking here!

jessica drake shares her tips in “How to Look Incredible Naked” from DailyMakeover.com

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“I love to spray tan, but I always make sure to exfoliate at home first,” says Jessica Drake, a Wicked Pictures contract star and sex educator. “There are places that do custom airbrushing—even contour abs on your body—or there are booths that you stand in while a machine sprays you. If you’re not ready to commit to that, there are also gradual self-tanner lotions that you can buy in drugstores.” Use latex gloves if you’re self-applying, and take care with easily neglected areas like your feet so that you don’t end up with orange heels.

Read more: http://www.dailymakeover.com/trends/body/how-to-look-good-naked/#ixzz3EAPvSaz2

jessica drake Reflects on Whirlwind Start to 2014

Adult Entertainment’s Busiest Star Expertly Juggles Reality Show, Sex Education Films, College Appearances, Feature Films, Media Profiles, & More!

LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2014) – Acclaimed sexual wellness authority, sex educator, and Wicked Pictures contract performer / director jessica drake has had a whirlwind start to 2014, with many more exciting projects on the horizon. In addition to performing, drake still finds times to educate couples on sex, speak to media, appear at colleges, direct, and more, all while preparing for the release of her upcoming reality show, Love, Jessica.

“What a year 2014 has been, and it’s only April!” says drake. “All my work over the past several years as a performer, director, and educator are culminating at the same time in so many different facets. I welcome the opportunity to bring more attention to topics like the adult entertainment industry and the need for sex education reform.”

drake hit the ground running in 2014, when a CNN.com feature on her was selected as the “most popular photo blog of 2013” immediately after the New Year. In the photo blog, drake discussed LA County’s controversial Measure B (also known as the County of Los Angeles Safer Sex In the Adult Film Industry Act), the adult industry, and her performance, educational, and volunteer work; the feature also took a peek into her private life.

Her acclaimed educational series, jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex, continued to garner industry praise, as jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Anal Play for Men was named Best Educational Release at this year’s 2014 AVN Awards. Returning to Los Angeles, drake then announced she would be collaborating with award-winning BBW performer and size acceptance advocate Kelly Shibari on the first-ever educational DVD on plus size sexuality, jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size Sex. Mainstream and adult media outlets alike, including Cosmopolitan, were invited onto the set of the groundbreaking project; the film will be released later this year. drake is also currently in post-production on two additional educational films for 2014: jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: The Art of Striptease and jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Legends.

Ever the educator, drake was invited to present several “modern sex” seminars around the country. In addition to workshops at Cirillas stores in Ohio, drake spoke with students at University of Chicago’s Sex Week, where she shared her experience in the adult industry and how it helped her see the need and demand for modern sex education. Her second presentation at U-Chicago was titled, “The Piracy of Sex,” which she presented with anti-piracy expert Nate Glass. The seminar was profiled by multiple media sites, including tech site BetaBeat, and the duo was invited to speak to students at USC’s Film School on April 30. drake also attended UCLA for a panel titled, “Porn, Prostitution, and Censorship: The Politics of Empowerment,” where she discussed the power dynamics of prostitution, the accommodation of sex, and the objectification and censorship of the female body.

In addition to speaking with students, drake participated on several panels within the sex educator and adult entertainment community. She spoke alongside Dr. Carol Queen on the panel “Real vs Reel Sex” at CatalystCon East, where she discussed the differences in perception between sex as fantasy entertainment versus sex for educational benefits. In Toronto, drake was a featured speaker at The Feminist Porn Conference, as part of the panel, “Evaluating the Outcome: How Do We Know When Porn was Produced with Ethical Feminist Principles?” Sharing her experience in the adult industry both as a performer and a producer/director with ‘mainstream’ heterosexual company Wicked Pictures, drake discussed how the concept of ethics and feminist tropes play within her work, and challenged the notions of ‘mainstream’ adult entertainment companies and their place within the feminist porn tableau.

Mainstream media sought jessica drake’s expertise on a variety of topics; she let readers into sex and relationship secrets for men’s pop culture and trendsetter site CraveOnline. She also offered her insight into personal privacy, in the wake of Duke University student Belle Knox’s public backlash, for the Huffington Post.

A three-time winner of AVN’s coveted Best Actress award, drake essayed the role of the Evil Queen earlier this year in Axel Braun’s Snow White XXX: A Hardcore Parody, opposite Riley Steele. The debut release in the new Wicked Fairy Tales line, this two-disc DVD release goes on sale nationwide April 23, 2014.

Ms. drake is currently in the midst of shooting her second big budget project of the year, the New York-based relationship drama Aftermath. Directed by her longtime collaborator and acclaimed filmmaker Brad Armstrong, the intimate character study casts drake opposite rising star Tyler Nixon in a compelling May-December romance rife with hidden secrets. drake’s latest collaboration with real-life partner Armstrong caught the eye of Cosmopolitan yet again, resulting in an in-depth interview on costume and wardrobe design for adult films.

Capturing the behind-the-scenes portions of drake’s busy schedule are the cameras of Love, Jessica, a new reality show documenting jessica’s life. The docu-series will premiere on Canada’s The Movie Network, Sunday, May 11 and Movie Central in Fall 2014, while after a successful debut at MIPTV, deals are in the works to bring the show to all major markets around the world. Season One is comprised of 10 30-minute episodes.

To download a promotional photo of jessica drake, click here.

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

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jessica drake to Speak at CatalystCon East, Saturday, March 15

‘Guide to Wicked Sex’ Creator & Sex Educator Discusses ‘Real Sex Versus Reel Sex’ Alongside Cultural Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen!

MARCH 5, 2014 – Arlington, VA — Sexual wellness authority, sex educator and Wicked Pictures contract performer / director jessica drake is a featured speaker at CatalystCon East, held March 14 – 16 in Arlington, VA. drake will speak alongside Dr. Carol Queen on Saturday, March 15, on the panel, “Real vs Reel Sex.” The popular guest speaker will share her experience in the adult industry and how it helped her see the need and demand for modernized sex education.

“In the absence of clear and pleasure-focused sex education… is sex as portrayed in adult movies really as fake as it’s often described?” asks the CatalystCon site in its description of the panel discussion. “‘Real’ people just don’t do those freaky things – or do they? A screen sex professional and a sexologist with more than a passing interest in porn discuss sex in the movies: the difference between on- and off-camera sex in porn and mainstream cinema, the growing ‘porn made for women’ genre, the rise of the anti-porn explicit movie, and much more.”

Held at Hilton Crystal City at Reagan Airport, drake and Queen’s conversation will take place in the Madison Room from 10:30am – 11:40am. For more information on CatalystCon East, visit http://catalystcon.com. Additional information can be found on the conference’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

“I’m honored to be invited to speak with the amazing Dr. Carol Queen about the adult industry and it’s relationship with the general public, specifically in the realm of Sex Ed.,” says drake.

“I’ve had the privilege of both directing and starring in adult feature movies, plus producing and directing my line of instructional movies, jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” adds drake. “Those experiences, along with the workshops and college campus chats I’ve been invited to, have provided me first-hand access to the differences in perception between sex as fantasy entertainment versus sex for educational benefits. I am really looking forward to a great panel both with Dr. Queen and with the input of Catalyst attendees.”

drake will also be interviewed while at CatalystCon on the WhoreCast podcast, hosted by multifaceted sex worker Siouxsie Q. “The WhoreCast is all about showcasing stories, art, and voices of American sex workers, so we are just ecstatic to have jessica drake in our studio at CatalystCon,” says Siouxsie Q. “It’s a unique opportunity for me to do an interview in front of a live audience, which always adds an element of magic. It’s so important to have mainstream stars like jessica as part of the WhoreCast mission, as we fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Whore. I can’t wait to have her on the show!”

A fervent educator on sexual health and wellness, jessica drake is a highly sought-after sexual wellness speaker who lectures at universities, teaches seminars, and runs workshops globally. Through her series of workshops and seminars, and her line of instructional DVDs, jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex, jessica teaches people to explore their sexuality in a fun, safe, and responsible way. She teaches how to set boundaries, emphasize consent, and still have wonderful sex while communicating effectively with partners.

For more information about jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex titles, appearances and sex education seminar series, visit http://www.guidetowickedsex.com.

To download a promotional photo of jessica drake, click here.

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

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.

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jessica drake, Kelly Shibari Wrap Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size

Principal Photography Completed, Cast Announced for Unprecedented Sex Instructional DVD Educating People of Size!

MARCH 3, 2014 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Acclaimed sexual wellness authority and Wicked Pictures contract star jessica drake, and multiple award-winning BBW performer and size acceptance advocate Kelly Shibari, have wrapped principal photography for jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size. The film will be released by adult entertainment powerhouse Wicked Pictures in the spring / summer of 2014.

“From the inception of my series Guide to Wicked Sex, I’ve wanted it to be a unique educational hybrid, an all inclusive resource to everyone interested in realizing their sexual potential,” says jessica drake. “When I began doing seminars and workshops years ago, I quickly realized women and couples of size were lacking options, and it seemed many plus size movies were still upholding the clichéd stereotypes, often in a derogatory fashion.”

jessica continues, “I have long admired Kelly for her sex positive attitude, her determination, and her desire to educate, and I knew she would be the perfect person to collaborate with for this project. Over the past year, we gradually built the rapport to embark on what I feel is one of the greatest volumes in the entire series. I am very grateful for her input and expertise.”

“I am incredibly thrilled with what we were able to capture on camera,” says Kelly Shibari. “The content we created for jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size is beautiful, with a very cinematic feel. The couples we interviewed were absolutely inspiring, and the performers we cast and the crew all brought their A-game. All the elements combined have helped to create a product not only visually stimulating – it is emotionally empowering. I am extremely happy with this film, and am looking forward to getting it to the public.”

To view images from jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size on the series’ official Facebook fan page, click here.

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 beautiful 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, ranging from size 14 – 24. Kelly Shibari hosts the narration for the bulk of the project, and is also featured in one of the full-length sex scenes provided at the end of the film.

Scarlette Cyn remarked, “This film project provided my partner and me the ability to explore each other’s bodies through communication exercises and real life practical scenarios. It was a fantastic opportunity to show the importance of appreciating, relishing, and accepting one’s appearance through the prism of sexuality, and we are extremely honored to have been able to participate in such a groundbreaking project for our community.”

Of the filming environment, Angel DeLuca commented, “It was one of the most positive sets I have ever been on! I loved working with everyone there, and never felt better about myself, my size, and my sexuality.” Scarlet LaVey echoed her sentiment, saying, “I had such an amazing time on set. The energy was refreshing, and the cast and crew truly felt like family; I’m very honored to be part of a project with such a positive message.”

“As with all volumes, we truly owe everything to our amazing cast,” adds jessica. “The energy and passion they brought forth is immeasurable. The demonstrations and the hardcore scenes are intensely passionate; beyond that, their willingness to be candid and open to discussing body image, confidence, communication, and more is what makes this project a success. I sincerely thank our professional performers, our real life couples, and Kelly, for being so wonderful, and as always, Wicked, for their continuing support.”

jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size takes viewers through a variety of topics, from relationship communication, discussion of trigger words and acceptable terminology between partners, size-friendly sex positions, and body confidence exercises. The addition of three full-length sex scenes, available with or without commentary, is also offered at the end of the film. Interviews with plus-size adult performers, as well as non-performers, are an integral part of the project. The provide a non-xxx look into the issues confronted by plus size women, men, and couples, and offer solutions to increase confidence and combat negative stereotypes.

On the immense scope of the project, Kelly commented, “There was so much to cover in this film; our aim was to create a product for couples who may not be in size-positive or size-supportive communities, and we feel we have succeeded. I truly hope this film will help men, women, and couples of size become more confident in their sexuality, explore their amazing bodies, and communicate better as to their relationship and sexual desires. I’m so honored to have jessica and Wicked on board to help realize a project I have been conceptualizing for over four years; it’s truly humbling.”

As a BBW model/performer, Kelly is passionate about introducing body positive messages into the media spotlight, and promotes her ongoing mantra of “Confidence is Sexy” through a variety of mediums. A proponent of “intelligent hedonism,” Kelly speaks on college campuses and more on how to intelligently navigate female sexuality, negative media messages about size, and bullying, all while developing self-confidence, class, and inner strength.

jessica drake is a fervent educator on sexual health and wellness. She is a highly sought-after sexual wellness speaker who lectures at universities, teaches seminars, and runs workshops globally. Through her series of workshops and seminars, and her line of instructional DVDs, jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex, drake teaches people to explore their sexuality in a fun, safe, and responsible way. She teaches how to set boundaries, emphasize consent, and still have wonderful sex, while communicating effectively with partners.

jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex is established as one of the most awarded and trusted sex education resources on the market. Its debut production jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Fellatio received the 2012 AVN award for Best Educational Release and jessica drake’s Guide Wicked Sex: Anal received the 2012 XBIZ award for Specialty Release of the Year. jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Anal Play for Men was recently named Best Educational Release at the 2014 AVN Awards.

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

About Kelly Shibari:
From her background in design and construction in mainstream film and television production, to performing in front of the camera as the sexually charged figurehead for chubby Asian girls everywhere, Kelly Shibari is a stereotype-breaking tour-de-force. Holding the distinct honor of being the only plus-sized performer ever molded for a Fleshlight, Kelly is also the face of harness company SpareParts Hardwear®’s plus size line, and made sexy pop culture media site Fleshbot’s Top Ten Crush Object List for 2013. Her self-produced, self-marketed DVD, “Kelly Shibari is Overloaded,” was nominated for both XBIZ and AVN, not just for the DVD itself but also for its marketing campaign. Kelly was named 2013 BBW Performer of the Year at EXXXOTICA’s fan-based awards, “The Fannys,” and also named Best BBW Performer at the 2013 NightMoves Awards. For more information, visit www.KellyShibariXXX.com, www.Twitter.com/KellyShibari, and www.Facebook.com/KellyShibari.

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jessica drake Garners XRCO Nomination for Mainstream Adult Media Favorite

Sex Educator’s Efforts Receive Critical Recognition for Public Outreach & Mainstream Media Appeal!

FEBRUARY 28, 2014 – LOS ANGELES, CAjessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex director, producer, and host jessica drake receives industry praise with a nomination for Mainstream Adult Media Favorite for the 2014 XRCO Awards. drake’s work as a sex educator and industry spokesperson have placed her prominently in the public eye, garnering prodigious media attention.

“I’m honored to receive an XRCO Award nomination – it’s a joint effort, and I’m grateful for everyone who supports me and all the members of Team Wicked,” says jessica. “The Guide To Wicked Sex line has allowed me to reach out to the public in the most amazing way. From speaking with singles and couples about sexuality, to chatting with students at universities about consent, politics, pornography, relationships, and sex, being able to share my passion for sex education has been extremely rewarding.”

jessica continues, “The additional outreach to the mainstream public through events, such as participating in, raising funds, and building awareness through AIDS Walk LA, has allowed me to push boundaries beyond the scope of the stereotypes surrounding our industry. I’m thrilled to have these opportunities to bridge the space between the adult industry and the public, and I thank the XRCO for recognizing the mainstream media’s acceptance of those efforts.”

A CNN.com photo essay on jessica drake was declared “most popular photo blog of 2013” by the prominent news outlet. In the photo blog, drake discusses LA County’s controversial Measure B (also known as the County of Los Angeles Safer Sex In the Adult Film Industry Act), the adult industry, and her performance, educational, and volunteer work; the feature also takes a peek into her private life.

The past year brought jessica drake to the forefront of mainstream media, with appearances at college campuses: University of Chicago’s Sex Week invited her to speak on a panel on modern sex education and porn piracy; Chapman University asked her to appear as a guest lecturer for its Human Sexuality class. She has also spoken with Film and Media Studies students at the University of California – Santa Barbara, and participated in a panel on pornography at UCLA. In addition, she has spoken at numerous stores across the country on topics covered in Guide To Wicked Sex.

Chapman University Assistant Professor David Frederick, Ph.D., described drake as “an exceptional speaker… I would highly recommend her as a speaker for any class related to media issues, gender, or sexuality.” “jessica drake is a wickedly compelling and articulate sex educator, who is also smart, funny, and compassionate,” added Dr. Constance Penley; Professor of Film and Media Studies and Co-Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center, UC Santa Barbara. Fellow professor Dr. MIreille Miller-Young echoed Dr. Penley’s sentiment, saying, “jessica drake is a powerful voice for sexual education and empowerment! Using adult entertainment as a tool for social change… jessica has a vital voice, and she isn’t afraid to use it to help us all embrace our sexualities and fight social stigma and oppression.”

In 2013, drake also led fellow adult stars, industry members, and fans under the TEAM WICKED banner, to complete a 10 kilometer fundraising walk through West Hollywood, CA at the 29th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles. The team raised over $20,000 for LA County AIDS Organizations. She was also instrumental in the creation of a Porn 101 video for the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee, an introductory film for performers entering the industry covering topics such as health, safety, employment, and more.

“This really has been an exceptional year in terms of the adult industry’s presence in mainstream media, and its interaction with the public,” adds jessica. “The way our industry has been portrayed in the public eye has started to change, though we still have a long way to go. I feel the increased inquiry into pornography, sex education, and open communication between the adult industry and the public has started to breed an environment of understanding, if not acceptance, and I hope that my participation in those conversations has netted a positive response in that regard.”

Through her series of workshops and seminars and her line of instructional DVDs, jessica drake teaches people to explore their sexuality in a fun, safe, and responsible way. She teaches how to set boundaries, emphasize consent, and still have wonderful sex while communicating effectively with partners.

The Huffington Post says of her Guide to Wicked Sex series, “Watching her DVDs [is] fun, informative, and sexy all at once…Covering fellatio, anal sex, female masturbation, anal play for men and threesomes, drake uses real couples and porn stars to simulate scenes, as well as hard core sex scenes at the finale, to illustrate the point.”

The X Rated Critics Organization honors the best in the adult entertainment industry; its awards show is the second oldest in the business. The 30th Annual XRCO Awards Show will be held April 16 at OHM (formerly Highlands Hollywood), in Hollywood, California. Admission to the XRCO Awards is free; however, attendance is restricted to adult industry personnel and press only. Attendees must RSVP to be put on the list here.

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

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.

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