Chicago, IL — Sexual wellness authority and sex educator jessica drake is a Featured Guest Speaker at University of Chicago’s 2014 Sex Week. Held at UChicago’s Logan Center for the Arts, drake’s conversations with students will be part of Sex Week’s opening day offerings on February 8. Wicked Pictures, the adult studio jessica drake is a contract performer and director with, is one of the co-sponsors of 2014 Sex Week.
drake will be a part of two separate discussions on Saturday in Logan #801. “The Piracy of Sex” is slated for 2:30pm; jessica, in conjunction with anti-piracy expert Nate Glass, will discuss the effect of adult content piracy and how independent content producers can fight back and protect their copyrighted product. In her 4 pm seminar “jessica drake – From Porn to Sex Ed,” drake will share her experience in the adult industry and how it helped her see the need and demand for modern sex education.
For more information on University of Chicago’s Sex Week, visit http://sexweekuchicago.com. Additional information can be found on Sex Week’s Facebook page.
“I’m honored to be invited to speak to students at University of Chicago about the adult industry and its relationship with the general public,” says drake. “Porn in the new millennium means content piracy, increased questions about safe sex, and the discussion of sexual taboos and acceptance. Producing the Guide to Wicked Sex series has allowed me to extend modern sex education to an international audience, both on campuses and beyond. I absolutely love when I can speak with people, especially students, face to face. Learning what people are actually curious about allows us to all grow sexually, and I am looking forward to meeting everyone at University of Chicago’s Sex Week.”
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 teaches people to explore their sexuality in a fun, safe, anresponsible way. She teaches how to set boundaries, emphasize consent, and still have wonderful sex while communicating effectively with partners.
“I would describe my approach as modern day, pleasure based, sex education,” explains drake. “I think it’s really important to talk to college students about things actually occurring in their lives, not just in text books. I favor a realistic, hands-on, dissemination of information and open dialogue. I am concerned with whatever concerns the students, as well as the current avenues they do or don’t have in order to discuss these things.”
UChicago Sex Week Co-Founder and two-time Co-Director Stephanie Grach, “With Sex Week at UChicago, we like to look at sex from every angle — arts and literature, philosophy, religious / secular, mass media, politics, abstinence, logistics and safety, and stereotypes / definitions. We like this to be an exploration and discussion of an usually taboo subject, thinking about the terms and images we use, how we express ourselves, and interactions with others, as well as our own personal sexual preferences and choices.”
Sex Week at UChicago is a mix of seminar, social/discussion, and workshops. Attending students and other community members are invited to hear the background and accepted perceptions of a variety of groups, and to explore them artistically, intellectually, and with an open-mind. Through Sex Week at UChicago, the Co-Founders hope attendees develop an appreciation and understanding for the blurred boundaries and politics surrounding the topic of sex.
Grach adds, “We are thrilled to have jessica drake come speak with us, especially on our first full day of Sex Week. The fact jessica emphasized her interests in both proper sex education and diversity in the industry, presented a blend of sex with intellectualism and economics to us — basically, a perfect fit for the University of Chicago! I have already gotten very positive reactions from many of the students here, and we look forward to having her speak with us.”
Wicked Pictures is a sponsor of University of Chicago’s 2014 Sex Week. Throughout the week, UChicago students and campus visitors will receive promotional materials and participate in Wicked Pictures movie giveaways. The Wicked Sensual Care Collection, including its popular sensual lubricants, will also be given away to Sex Week participants.
“Reaching out to students on college campuses on an educational level is absolutely fantastic,” says Wicked Pictures CEO Steve Orenstein. “Having jessica represent Wicked in sharing this information on sex ed and piracy is sure to be well received by the University of Chicago student body. Thank you, UChicago, for allowing us this opportunity to educate your community on both technology, consumer ethics, and positive sexual health.”
drake is the writer, producer, and director of her line of instructional DVDs, jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex, through which she teaches people to explore their sexuality in a fun, safe, and responsible way. She teaches how to set boundaries and still have wonderful sex. She also emphasizes consent (and alcohol’s effects), how to say “No,” and how to communicate effectively about sex. drake is a big advocate for condoms and safe sex, but she does not believe in government regulation of a woman’s body.
For more information about jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex titles, appearances and sex education seminar series, visit http://www.guidetowickedsex.com.