Frequently Asked Questions
What You Want to Know About NAASAS
Below are commonly asked questions about NAASAS membership and certifications. If you do not find the information that you desire, feel free to contact us as we are happy to assist you.
What is NAASAS?
NAASAS is a group educational learning center and safe sexual products coalition that provides informational resources to those in the field of sexuality and the adult industry to assist professionals in advancing their careers. We provide education, not just through our own Academy, but also by sharing with our members all of the wonderful educational services that other professionals, businesses and organizations within the industry are offering. We also encourage our members to share their own expertise through educational workshops, webinars and more.
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Is NAASAS a trade association?
NAASAS is an educational association and is not a traditional adult trade association. We are not in competition with any adult trade organization. Rather, we work with adult trade organizations that serve the adult industry so that through education, adult professionals may be empowered.
While it is true that any organization that serves professionals within a specific industry can be called a 'trade association' we feel that this term is perhaps not the most descriptive of our organization based on our educational focus and therefore, we refer to ourselves as an educational association.
Who may join NAASAS?
NAASAS membership is for all professionals in the adult industry whether they are just starting out or have an established career. See More - NAASAS Membership. The general public may support NAASAS but are not permitted to become members or access our professional social network.
Membership benefits are outlined in the NAASAS Benefits.
Absolutely not. NAASAS does not use our position to recruit consultants or employees from any type of company; including but not limited to Adult Trade Associations and Home Party Companies. NAASAS serves its members as an educational resource and provides this information with the intention of helping not harming adult companies. We also do not assist other companies in doing this as we only promote educational resources for professionals in the adult industry.
The NAASAS Academy provides education for established and aspiring business owners in the field of sexuality. There are three tracks for certification: Sexual Health, Business and Legal. These courses are different than any other educational program as they specifically focus on sexual business practices with practical and necessary information on how to run a successful business in this industry. For example, in the Sexual Health track, focus is on how to produce and sell sexual products such as sex toys, personal lubricants, DVDs, novelties, etc. by incorporating sexual health information, rather than just the standard clinical sexual health education found in most colleges and universities. This applies to the Business and Legal tracks of the Academy as well.
NAASAS Certification is open to anyone seeking to be educated about the adult industry and is perfect for aspiring professionals but is also helpful to those who are already established. You must be a NAASAS Member and adhere to our code of ethics to become certified.
We provide a variety of logos for our members and those that simply support our cause. You can use any of the banners we provide or simply link to our site to show your support. Certified members will receive special logos that can only be displayed by those that have graduated from our Academy.
Does NAASAS Accept Sponsorships / Advertising?
Please see our most current advertising policies.
Please see our certification overview.
NAASAS is the vision and creation of Lisa Lawless, Ph.D. who believes passionately in creating a collaborative organization that will serve the greater good of not just the sexual industry but also society. Lisa has spent hundreds of hours volunteering her time for NAASAS with no compensation in order to advance the field of sexuality. She has also personally invested all the funds necessary to start and develop NAASAS.
Yes! The NAASAS Advisory Council is a group of knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the field of sexuality and the adult industry that provide counsel regarding issues of importance to the Association.
To see the role of our Advisory Counsel members please see - Advisory Council Responsibilities
NAASAS is a private organization and academy that is owned by NAASAS founder Lisa Lawless, Ph.D. It is a subdivision of her company which is an S Corporation that has been in business since June of 2000.
We believe that everyone prospers and wins through the way we approach our organization. We not only create prosperity for our organization which in turn serves our members but we also help our members become prosperous by providing education, networking and ways to enhance their business. We hope that you will join us in and contribute to making positive change and advancements within the field of sexuality and the adult industry a reality.
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