LOS ANGELESJessica Drake wears a lot of hatssex educator, activist, humanitarian, and Wicked Pictures starand she, along with author, speaker, and ageless sexuality advocate Joan Price have just been voted as the recipients of the 2020 AASECT Audio-Visual Award for Jessica Drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Senior Sex. The collaborative and explicit sex education film was the first of its kind to feature non-actors in its demonstrations and narratives and was produced and distributed by Wicked Pictures. The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary professional organization. In addition to sexuality educators, sexuality counselors and sex therapists, AASECT members include physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, allied health professionals, clergy members, lawyers, sociologists, marriage and family counselors and therapists, family planning specialists and researchers, as well as students in various relevant professional disciplines. These individuals share an interest in promoting understanding of human sexuality and healthy sexual behavior. The presentation of the AASECT awards and scholarships will take place during AASECTs Virtual Summit, Friday, June 5, 2020 beginning at 2 PM Central Time/Noon Pacific Time. To register for the Virtual Summit, click here. Upon learning of the award, Jessica said, I am incredibly honored to receive this impressive recognition from AASECT and to share it with such an amazing group of people. I am so grateful to Joan for her willingness to take a leap of faith with me and bring her expertise and experience to a project that simply couldnt have been done without her. I am thankful to my cast as wellBonnie, Joel, Marlene, and Galenfor allowing me the privilege of showcasing their sexuality while fighting societal stereotypes and ageism. My talented crew gave me their all as usualBarrett, Jenna, Rae, Triton, Jo, Johnnyand together we have truly created a standout resource for folks of all ages. As always, I am so appreciative of Wicked for supporting and encouraging me throughout my career.” The AASECT Audio-Visual Award is given to the producer(s) of a film, video or DVD that makes a significant contribution to AASECT’s vision of sexual health and to the clinical and educational standards of the field. Previous recipients include Scenarios USA for House Not Home (2016), Jallen Rix, EdD for Lewd and Lascivious (2014), and Chris Arnold and Mark Schoen, PhD, CSE for TRANS (2012). This is the first time that an educational film with explicit content is being acknowledged. I am thrilled to receive this validation of the quality and significance of our film, Joan Price said. It was an exhilarating experience to work with the amazing Jessica Drake, the cast of Sexy SeniorsBonnie, Joel, Marlene, Galenand the talented film crew. Making this film with Jessica was a high point in my professional career, and Im honored to receive this award from AASECT. Im very happy for and proud of Jessica,” expressed Steve Orenstein, President of Wicked Pictures. “Her sex education path has been a long and difficult one. Being an extremely successful adult performer has never defined who she is as a whole person or represented all she has to offer, but unfortunately has further marginalized her along this journey. It is encouraging to see an organization like AASECT recognize Jessica for her contributions to the sex-ed community which I know she is very passionate about. I also know that while she felt strongly about this particular topic, she might never have created it without Joan Price getting on board,” he added. “So a big thank you to Joan as well.” Jessica Drakes Guide to Wicked Sex: Senior Sex was named Best Niche Production at the 37th Annual AVN Awards. It received media attention from notable outlets such as Vice, Fast Company, Yahoo, Access News, Jezebel, and more. For more information about additional Jessica Drakes Guide to Wicked Sex titles, appearances, and sex education seminar series, visit GuideToWickedSex.com.
written by: Robert Neuwave