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Education for Professionals in the Field of Sexuality

Below you will find a variety of education resources that are available for those in the adult novelty industry and the field of sexuality with regard to sexual products and beyond.

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NAASAS Academy
Sex Toy Business Consultant
Los Angeles Academy of Sex Education
NAASAS is offering the first school specifically for professionals in the field of sexuality that work with the adult novelty industry (sexual products). Courses are home study and college level with required text books and exams. The best part is that any NAASAS member may apply as there are no prerequisites to take these courses.
Professional consultations with NAASAS founder Dr. Lisa S. Lawless and her team to develop your adult novelty business vision. Receive a personalized plan to create a unique niche for high sale conversions along with information on different types of adult novelty businesses, marketing tips, free advertising, helpful and reputable professional contacts, product reviews and the keys to a successful adult novelty business.
The Los Angeles Academy of Sex Education features the highest quality sex educators with a focus on pleasure, anatomy, response, health, wellness, art, culture, business, beauty, body image and more. They offer a variety of classes and events which feature helpful resources for those in the adult novelty industry and beyond.
The Home Pleasure Party Plan Association (HPPPA)
The Home Pleasure Party Plan Association (HPPPA) is the premier networking trade association representing the independent adult home pleasure party company. If you have been in business for a minimum of six months and would like to network with other pleasure party plan owners... HPPPA is for you. The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) is a professional organization for sexuality focused educators, counselors and therapists. They offer Professional Members as well as a certification program, conferences, community forums and much more.
Loveology University® offers a curriculum with over 300 hours of online educational courses for the Certified Love Coach program, approved by AASECT for CE credits towards ACS membership. They offer mentoring, entrepreneurial kits, certified Relationship Coach & Master Sexpert courses on love, intimacy & human sexuality.
Williams Trading University
Sex Coach U
Williams Trading University is a FREE online program available exclusively to existing and new wholesale Williams Trading Co. accounts. Cosponsored with various adult manufacturers, online courses are provided by manufacturers who help provide information about their various products, how to best sell them and more.
A specialized camp for monetizing the field of sex education through a variety of means including: mastering social media, becoming a recognized authority in one’s field, how to be paid for lectures, receiving sponsorships from adult toy companies, how to pitch television shows on sex and relationships, working with the media, contract negotiation and much more.
SCU was founded by Dr. Patti Britton and Dr. Robert Dunlap and offers sex coach training & credentialing using home study and virtual education with additional certification from their association the World Association of Sex Coaches. The program offers 10 Courses which must be completed within 1 year with tuition and books just over $1500.00.
IASHS- Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
Kink Academy
PESI, Inc.
Kink Academy uses sexual education videos to teach both adult consumers and professionals about the world of Kink (BDSM, Dominance & submission, etc.) Relationships (Polyamory, Swinging, Communication, Gender Awareness, etc.) Sensuality (Massage & Sensual Touch, Kissing, Strap-On Play, etc.) Health & Wellness (Anatomy for BDSM, Safer Sex, Aging, Sexual Addiction, Legal Concerns, etc.) Some of the videos are free while others require payment. IASHS is an academic graduate program which focuses on Human Sexuality and offers professional degree programs and certificate courses. IASHS is located in San Francisco, CA, and is fully approved by the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Requirements for admission are a Bachelor's degree or equivalent. A minimum of 2-3 weeks per trimester is required to be spent at the Institute the rest can be done at home. Tuition is over $7,000.00 per trimester with additional fees for examinations. PESI is a mental health focused nonprofit organization which provides continuiing education for therapists, nurses, physicians, etc. They provide live seminars, conferences, research materials on relationships, sexual health and more.
San Francisco Sex Information
San Francisco Sex Information
Council for Relationships
Intimate Hypnosis Training Center
San Francisco Sex Information offers educational resources for Sex Educator Training Classes through a unique class on human sexuality twice each year with basic sex information, communication and education skills, and personal insight. The Council for Relationships based in Pennsylvania offers a post-graduate certificate program in sex therapy for postgraduate clinicians such as psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, physicians, etc. On-Site Training Classes and supervision are conducted Wednesdays from September through May. Hypnosis for Sex Problems, Pleasure & Intimacy (HSPPI) located in Albany, CA offers a hypnosis training program in sexology for sexual problems, pleasure and intimacy along with training from the National Guild of Hypnotists. This online school provides Sexological Hypnotist certification. Courses range from $2,100.00 - $2,500.00
The New School for Erotic Touch
The American Psychological Association's Division
Passion University
New School of Erotic Touch
Passion University
NSET was founded by Joseph Kramer Ph.D. of the Erospirit Research Institute in Oakland, CA. This school offers a video based program where one watches sexual health related videos in order to receive certification. It can be applied to sexual health professionals, however, it is also available for consumers.
The American Psychological Association's Division 44 is psychology's focal point for research, practice, and education on the lives and realities of LGBT people.
P.U. of Hayward, California offers a program in Tantra & Sexuality as well as other programs such as Relationships & Communications and holistic focused teachings. Specifically in the field of sexuality they offer a Passion Coaching Certificate Program which anatomy and physiology of human sexuality, psychology, sex and society, sexual counseling and treatment. This course has both online and in-person classes.
PDU - Pipedream University
SIECUS-the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
Since 1994, CalExotics is the nation’s leading manufacturer of adult toys and novelties and offers education to resellers about their products through their own school online.
PDU: Pipedream University offers education to resellers about their products through informative seminars connecting directly with storeowners, managers, and buyers.
Sexuality Information & Educator Council of the United States (SIECUS) was founded in 1964 and provides education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health. They offer sexual education resources through their site and and are a great resource for those looking to provide sexual education services.
Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance
The Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)
Woodhull Sexual
Freedom Alliance
Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) began in 1994 and promotes research and education in the field of sexuality. Their resources are a great help to professionals committed to clinical sexual health. They have an additional site for helpful sexual health resources through Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance focuses on advancing the well-being, rights and autonomy of sexuality through advocacy, education and action. They provide videos and podcasts from events and special projects, as well as connections to related resources such as organizations, publications and an extensive bibliography. Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) was founded in 1975 and is a community of sexual health professionals with a focus on sexual clinical research. Primary professionals are for clinicians who treat problems of sexual function, sexual identity, and reproductive life. SSTAR provides annual meetings, clinical conferences, membership newsletters, and an e-mail list-serv for members.
The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) provides resources in the area of women's sexuality for professionals through professional membership, meetings, promotion of related achievements and books as well as ISSWSH awards to those in the field of women's sexuality. The Sex Information and Education Council of Canada was founded in 1964 to provide resources for professionals in the field of sexuality. Membership provides access to professional sexual health information and related sexual health services. Their site provides resources and links to other sexual health organizations. The World Association for Sexual Health is a membership organization of individual supporting members and organizations. A great resource for activism in the field of sexology. Membership provides a subscription to the International Journal of Sexual Health and a the discounted subscription to which is an incredibly rich resource of education in the field of sexuality.
The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)

The International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM, formerly known as ISIR/ISSIR) began in 1978 for the purpose exploring sexual dysfunction in men but has since evolved into clinical exploration of human sexuality as a whole. They provide membership, journals, resources, conferences, and sharing of valuable information in the field of sexuality such as case studies.

Society for Women's Health Research was founded in 1990 by physicians, medical researchers and health advocates to bring attention to diseases and conditions that uniquely affect women and work to advance the field of sex-based biology. They offer grants, awards, membership, conferences and education. Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) was founded in 1957 dedicated to the study of sexuality and catering to such professions that deal in sexual health such as anthropologists, biologists, educators, historians, nurses, physicians, psychologists, sociologists, theologians, therapists, and other disciplines. Offers membership, a newsletter, conferences and has an award program.
The International Academy of Sex Research  IASR
European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM)
The International Academy of Sex Research is a society of professionals in the field of sexual behavior education and research. IASR offers a helpful journal called the Archives of Sexual Behavior. They offer an annual meeting and membership. European Society for Sexual Medicine focuses on the advancement for research in the field of sexual medicine and does this by giving research and travel grants to clinical and basic scientists. They provide awards, membership, meetings and resources. In addition to this ESSM provides text books for clinical sexology and sexual medicine. They collaborate with EFS. The European Federation of Sexology (EFS) offers conferences, membership and newsletters for the study of sexual health in Europe. They collaborate heavily with ESSM and offer exams on clinical sexuality.
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) focuses on providing resources, education and membership for the advancement of equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers. They offer the AMSA/GLMA LGBT Health Achievement Award and an annual conference. World Professional Association for Transgender Health promotes resources in transgender health. They provide events, membership, news and provider resources. National Council on Family Relations was founded in 1938 and focuses solely on family research, practice and education. They offer certification, membership, resources, news and conferences. They offer education and resources regarding sexually related topics such as sexual roles, same-sex marriage, sexuality and teens and much more.
The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health
The Center for Sexual Pleasure is a great educational resource if you are interested in working within the field of sex education but are confused about the process or types of education needed. They provide information on the different careers option available today through workshops in order to understand the job market, higher education options and more in the field of sexuality.


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