Andrea Renae is a sex ed-venturer! A genderqueer and sexually fluid person, her work as a sex educator, coach, writer, and advocate is focused on encouraging exploration of sexual practices, identities, and communities. Andrea believes that everyone has the right to be fully self-expressed.
Andrea got her start in sex education 8 years ago through her work in STI testing and counseling within the public health sphere. After seeing a need for community-based, pleasure focused education, she began working in sex toy stores, including Philadelphia’s highly regarded sex toy and fetish wear shop, Passional Boutique and Sexploratorium and The Pleasure Chest Los Angeles. Since then, she has taught hundreds of workshops at colleges, non-profit organizations, sex toy shops, and community events all over the country. Andrea is working towards her Master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education at Widener University. Specialties and topics of interest include: Sexual Health and Wellness, BDSM/Kink, Non-monogamy, LGBTQIA issues, Sexual Exploration, Creativity in Sexual Play, and Intimacy Building.
Andrea works to establish educational spaces for adults to actively engage in dialogue and experiment safely. With a friendly, kid next door look, dedication to accessibility and inclusivity, and (sex)positive attitude Andrea creates a welcoming, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for adult learners of all ages, genders, and expressions.
Community involvement is incredibly important to Andrea, thus she serves as a Co-emissary for Sex Geekdom Philly and Los Angeles and a Co-organizer for the Philly Reproductive Health Happy Hour. Andrea contributes regularly to Kinkly.com as a staff writer, and has been featured in The Philadelphia City Paper, The Condom Monologues, RedheadBedhead.com, The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom Blog, and Xbiz.com.