Los Angeles, CA — Educational organization Everyone Deserves Sex Ed (EDSE) is pleased to announce the dates for its next 25-hour sex educator certification. The next training will take place in Los Angeles, CA on April 18-19 and 25-26, 2020. The two-part training is open it to adult industry members looking for valuable professional development.
Founded and created by industry veteran Anne Hodder-Shipp, the EDSE certification provides a foundational understanding of human sexuality – including anatomy, gender and safer sex – in order to transform the way professionals think about their businesses. Whether working in product design and development, sales and customer service or content production and performance, attendees are given access to the tools and information necessary to stand out from the competition with an informed, inclusive and sex-positive perspective.
“Adult industry professionals talk about sex almost every day, whether it’s with a customer, a client, a fan or a shopper trying to pick out a new product, and saying the right (or wrong) thing can make or break the conversation,” Hodder-Shipp said.
“Information is empowerment, and I want industry professionals to feel comfortable and confident doing their jobs while providing the best customer service possible. The EDSE certification not only helps reduce misinformation and personal bias from the process, but also gives adult companies a way to differentiate themselves in this competitive industry,” she added.
EDSE’s mission is to make accurate, unbiased, and LBGTQIA+ inclusive sexuality information available to as many communities as possible. With more than a decade of experience working within the adult industry, Hodder-Shipp recognized a need for this kind of sex education training and sought out to develop a program that would help staff have more informed, inclusive, and confident conversations about sex.
“We hear the term sexual wellness so often in our industry and it was nice to finally put a face to that name,” Lions Den Buyer Danny Gibson said. “Our customers continue to grow and have become so knowledgeable, and it’s important to stay ahead of that so we can continue to guide them along their journeys. I’m so thankful for the EDSE experience and glad I could take part in it!”
Ideal for adult industry professionals, the EDSE certification prepares attendees to have informed, inclusive and confident conversations about sex. Over the course of two weekends, EDSE attendees learn key information about human sexuality, intimate health, consent, and communication skills and be trained to respond to sex-related questions in a concise and nonjudgmental manner. Attendees also leave with new insight into their own sexuality — a fun side effect of sex education training.
“Walking in, I thought I knew my fair share, but Anne and her speakers opened my eyes to a lot – from being cognizant of my own judgments to how to be a better advocate for my fellow human beings,” said Kerin De Francis, Director of Sales at Doc Johnson. “I think parents, teachers, just about anyone in any kind of authoritative position could really benefit from working with EDSE.”
“EDSE offers corporate rates to companies who want to certify a few employees or even their entire staff,” Hodder-Shipp said. “The certification process is hosted in the comfort and privacy of companies’ own offices, and EDSE can customize the curriculum according to clients’ specific needs.”
For more information about EDSE and its sex educator certification, please visit everyonedeservessexed.com or email Hodder-Shipp directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.