NEW YORK—The New York Academy of Sex Education has packed its spring/summer calendar with diverse classes on the anatomy of pleasure, with sessions on body image, relationship building, ability and disability, parenting and many other core topics related to sexuality.
Ducky DooLittle, the academy’s education coordinator and lead sex educator, has spent the last two decades working in the field of sexuality. She is an author and sex educator as well as a certified emergency room sexual assault and violence intervention counselor. DooLittle has been instrumental in building public sex education learning programs for New York City's Museum of Sex and the feminist adult shop Babeland. She presents internationally at conferences, universities and community centers around the world.
When speaking of the upcoming class schedule, DooLittle notes, “Workshop topics vary. I believe the teachers we have brought together will deliver solid, factual classes with some titillating and subversive twists. We deliver learning experiences. We get your brain and heart thumping. We reaffirm what you know, give you fresh ideas, loads of inspiration and then we send you off with an eagerness to explore what you have learned. The homework we give you will leave you tickled!”
April 18: Pop His Rocket: Inspiring Ways to Take Your Guy Over the Edge with Ducky DooLittle
April 25: Navigating Non-Monogamy with Andrea Renae
May 2: Claiming Beauty with Jo Weldon
May 9: Female Orgasms: Physiology, Arousal & Techniques that Deliver with Kate McCombs
May 16: Talking with Your Kids About Sex with Brooke Norton
May 23: Ready, Sexy, Able: Disability Q&A with Robin Mandell
May 30: Writing Erotica for Pleasure & Money with Rachel Kramer Bussel
June 6: Adventures in Hot Monogamy with Kate McCombs
June 20: Sex After Baby with Brooke Norton
The academy is a new venue for learning, open to individuals of every experience level, orientation, gender, and body type. The only requirement is that students be no less than 18 years of age.
Classes will be held at The Pleasure Chest, 1150 Second Avenue (between 60th and 61st streets). Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and each session will start promptly at 7:30pm. Admission is $25 and seating is limited. Classes routinely sell out and tickets should be purchased in advance. Go to NYAcademyOfSex.com or follow on Twitter: @NYAcademySexEd.