Jessica Drake to Speak on Panel at San José State

Apr 7, 2015 3:01 PM PST

LOS ANGELES — 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 this Thursday.

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,” said 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 here

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 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. 

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