Staff Sex Ed certification offered by EDSE

Posted: January 29, 2019

US educational organisation EDSE (Everyone Deserves Sex Ed) is offering a 25-hour sex educator certification to adult industry members. Founded and created by industry veteran Anne Hodder-Shipp [pictured], EDSE certification is said to give industry members a foundational understanding of human sexuality in order to transform the design, development, and sales process into a modern, inclusive, and sex-positive experience.

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 says she recognised a need for this kind of training and sought to develop a programme that would help staff have more informed, inclusive, and confident conversations about sex.

“Adult industry professionals talk about sex almost every day, whether it’s with a buyer, a customer service caller, or a shopper trying to pick out a new product, and saying the right – or wrong – thing can make or break the sale,” 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 sales process, but also gives adult companies a way to differentiate themselves in this competitive industry.”

Over the course of two weekends, EDSE attendees will 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 non-judgmental manner – as well as leaving with new insight into their own sexuality.

“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 customise the curriculum according to clients’ specific needs.”

Although EDSE is based in Los Angeles, Anne and her team can travel to companies interested in certifying five or more staff members. For more information about EDSE and its sex educator certification, visit https://everyonedeservessexed.com or email Hodder-Shipp directly at anne@everyonedeservessexed.com