Aug 122013
 

Ducky Doolittle is a sex educator from New York City. She says her work brings her pure happiness and she has enjoyed doing something she is extremely passionate about for the past 25 years.

Ducky Doolittle

Quick Facts:

• In her free time, Ducky enjoys making art, cooking, and enjoying movies and books. She also likes tickling her dog and playing Plants vs. Zombies.

• Ducky’s favorite part about being a sex educator is learning from the people she meets at workshops and online. She says, “They teach me to be more compassionate, open minded and present.”

• Ducky is a Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Counselor.

Sexuality is easily simplified and used as a commodity; authenticity is key, Ducky says. She believes that the world can use as many great sex educators as possible, and offered some advice for individuals who are embarking on their journey to become one. She says it’s necessary to define what makes you unique. Then, seek other sex educators as mentors and try to define what their unique intentions and talents are.

Learn more about Ducky on her website here.

This piece is part of a series on sex positive and/or feminist identified sex educators in the field. Click here to see all of the featured sex educators.

Aug 052013
 

Dr. Jenni Skyler

Dr. Jenni Skyler of Boulder, Colorado is a sex therapist and sex educator because she has a passion for helping people reclaim their sexuality, have a healthy and affirming understanding of sexuality and giving people the permission of pleasure.

Quick Facts:

• Jenni loves hiking, biking, meditating, swimming and sitting on the back deck with her husband eating dinner and watching the sunset.

• Jenni’s favorite part about being a sex therapist and sex educator is having audiences light up with “ah-ha moments”, and walk away with a whole new way of thinking about sex.

• The most difficult part is accessing difficult audiences, either because they won’t come to talks or workshops out of fear, or they come but won’t allow themselves to be open to new models of thinking about sexuality.

Jenni’s journey of becoming a sex therapist and sex educator started out in high school. She says her friends would love over with questions and want to get answers. Together, they would look up the answers in The Joy of Sex by Alex Comfort. Years later, her journey continued. She initially set out to help women; her mother is an incest survivor, and has never been able to enjoy her body or her sexuality. Jenni became an educator when she started doing therapy and found herself educating clients one-on-one. She then started to branch out and do more public talks, workshops and conferences all with the larger intention of helping women heal and reclaim their bodies and their sexuality in a healthy, safe and affirming manner. She expanded to helping people of all genders when she got her PhD in Sexology.

Jenni does not set out to change people’s belief systems, but rather invite them to expand the way they think about sexuality.

Learn more or contact Dr. Jenni here.

This piece is part of a series on sex positive and/or feminist identified sex educators in the field. Click here to see all of the featured sex educators.