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jessica drake Joins “The Power of Equality” Panel at AVN Novelty Expo

Guide to Wicked Sex™ Creator to Share her Thoughts

on Inclusion and Equality in Marketing on January 23rd


LOS ANGELES (January 22, 2019) – Adult superstar, sex educator, feminist activist, and exclusive Wicked Pictures contract performer jessica drake, will share her insights on inclusion and equality in marketing when she participates in the panel “The Power of Equality” at the AVN Novelty Expo on Wednesday, January 23.


The panel will take place at 11 a.m. at Festival Hall C at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas as part of the AVN Novelty Expo. The event will gather members of the adult entertainment industry including those in adult novelty, apparel, and online segments, featuring the newest products, latest news and a variety of seminars, speakers, and related events. For registration information, click here.


“I am honored to be a part of this exciting panel and join with all of these accomplished and forward-minded individuals,” drake said. “Despite the rise of the alt right and efforts to turn back the clock on race relations, business people, corporations, and even small businesses are realizing the importance of inclusion and affording those of different backgrounds, ethnic groups, gender identification, sexual orientation, and others the ability to share in the value of their products, services and unique experiences! It’s this powerful vision of inclusion, equality, and diversity that has made our country unlike any other and drives change worldwide. I hope you will join us in this engaging panel discussion!”


“The Power of Equality,” panel will focus on how some businesses may think they have it all covered, but when it comes to their products, stores, and even their staff, they may realize that they may not be very inclusive. From wording on product packaging to who is communicating their messaging to clients and customers, diversity can make or break a brand. Panelists will help manufacturers and retailers learn what they might be missing out on by ignoring different races, religions, cultures and more.


"As a performer and a sex educator, jessica brings a unique perspective to this panel,” said Sherri L. Shaulis, senior editor for AVN. “She has long been a proponent of diversity in all sectors of the adult industry, and has used her voice and platform time and time again to champion for inclusion."


Nominated in three categories at the 2019 AVN Awards, drake is known for her best-selling adult movies and popular live appearances at men’s clubs. She is also a frequent contributor to a variety of media outlets, as well as being a highly sought-after sexual wellness speaker and educator, who lectures at universities, leads seminars, and workshops, around the world. She is the writer, producer, and director of the video series “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex,” which has received critical acclaim from industry stalwarts AVN, XBIZ, Fleshbot.com, and others, as well as mainstream outlets like The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, and many others.


For more information about “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex” titles, appearances, and sex education seminar series, visit GuideToWickedSex.com.


About the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo:

The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is the industry’s biggest trade show and the best place to meet buyers and see the latest innovations. With 15,000 industry professionals, 250 innovative brands, 30 workshops and seminars, 20 networking events and more, AVN’s Adult Entertainment Expo is the place to be from January 23 to 26, 2019 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. From movie studios to pleasure product manufacturers, everyone you need to see to help your business grow and prosper is here. The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is online at AdultEntertainmentExpo.com.


About jessica drake:

An exclusive Wicked Pictures performer, writer, and director, as well as a global humanitarian and emerging sexual wellness authority, jessica drake’s brilliant career is illuminated by her prodigious talent and adult industry clout. A recipient of three coveted AVN Best Actress awards and AVN’s Mainstream Star of the Year honor, jessica has solidified her status as one of the industry’s most illustrious stars. However, it is her time invested in healing, working alongside, and educating the public of which she is most proud. In her self-directed, written, and produced “jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex” series of instructional videos, jessica brings erotic topics to life through intimate demonstrations performed by some of today's top adult stars. Each edition addresses a different aspect of human sexuality, which is presented in the spirit of inclusion and explored with a distinct blend of knowledge, experience, and good humor. The series has earned recognition from AVN, XBIZ, and The Feminist Porn Awards, and is available on DVD, VOD and multiple streaming platforms.


A charismatic public speaker, the same demand for her modern sex education DVDs also takes jessica around the world - presenting seminars and workshops at expos, retail outlets, and colleges like USC, UCLA, and Chapman University – where she speaks to curious adults desiring to learn more about sex, romance, and communication. jessica also continues to be a paramount voice for sex workers across the world - she’s spoken at the Let Us Survive March, a rally for sex worker rights, and is a continuing sponsor of one of the first summits for sex workers, CatalystCon.


While jessica is certainly a performer at heart, her passion for sex education, advocacy, and inclusion are just as potent. “My passion comes from personal experience,” she states candidly, “from the idea we are all connected.”


For more information on jessica drake, visit Twitter.com/thejessicadrake.


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