EDSE's Online Sex Educator Certification Now 40 Hours of Training

PORTLAND, Ore.—Educational organization Everyone Deserves Sex Education (EDSE) has expanded its renowned sex educator certification to 40 hours of training, giving adult industry professionals a modern and inclusive program that transforms the way they work with customers. The online program runs over the course of three weekends. The EDSE’s sex educator certification is up-to-date and inclusive sex education training, and enrollment for the 2023 season is ongoing.

Since its 2019 debut, EDSE’s sex educator certification has hosted adult industry professionals from adult retail, manufacturing, and distribution such as Doc Johnson, Lion’s Den, East Coast News, System Jo, Fun Factory, and more. Following its recent expansion to 40 training hours, EDSE’s sex educator certification is even more suitable for adult professionals working in product development, sales and marketing, and customer service.

EDSE founder Anne Hodder-Shipp said, "Knowledge is power, and EDSE offers adult industry professionals the kind of inclusive tools and expansive knowledge they need to confidently do their jobs and stay competitive. The EDSE certification helps inform and educate but also gives adult companies and brands a way to stand out and differentiate themselves while making a positive impact. This is the future of the adult industry and I want to help companies and their staff stay ahead of the curve."

The 40-hour sex educator certification is a foundational training in important topics like anatomy, gender identity, and safer sex and provides an expansive understanding of the social impact of sex education. Attendees also are trained in active communication and provided skills for responding to sex-related questions in a concise and non-judgmental manner.

Fun Factory head of global marketing Kristen Tribby said, "If you are a professional in the sexual wellness industry, EDSE is an essential certification for you and your team. I’ve been working in this field for over 15 years, and I was nervous that the course would be too basic. The education provided is engaging and up-to-date. If you are looking for something to fine-tune your sex ed or you are just starting out, EDSE is the perfect choice."

Whether working in product development, sales, customer service, or content production and performance, attendees are given tools, resources, and a supportive space in which they can develop an even stronger understanding of human sexuality.

Doc Johnson director of sales Kerin De Francis said, "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. I think parents, teachers, just about anyone in any kind of authoritative position could really benefit from working with EDSE."

The Summer 2023 program takes place on June 3 to 4, 17 to 18, and 24 to 25 and has four open seats. The Fall 2023 program takes place on Sep. 30, Oct. 1, Oct. 7 to 8, and Oct. 14 to 15 and has nine open seats. Private certifications are open to groups of ten or more.

Said Lion’s Den digital commerce manager Ali Dunlap, "The experience and expertise that Anne and the other educators brought to the table was exactly what I needed to take the next step in becoming a better sexual health and wellness advocate. I really appreciated the care and consideration they took when addressing sensitive topics throughout the different segments of the course. It has been wonderful being able to share my experience with peers and colleagues at Lion’s Den. Several have now been inspired to take the course as well, and we continue to advocate for further education through the EDSE programs within our organization."

With 15 years of experience working within the adult industry and seven years as a sex educator, Hodder-Shipp developed the EDSE sex educator certification to help fellow professionals become more informed, inclusive, and confident in conversations about sex with their colleagues, customers, and clients.

For more information about EDSE and its sex educator certification, visit everyonedeservessexed.com or email [email protected].