Jessica Drake to Speak at CatalystCon East on March 15

ARLINGTON — Sexual wellness authority and Wicked Pictures contract performer/director Jessica Drake is a slated featured speaker at CatalystCon East, to be held March 14–16 in Arlington, Virginia.

Drake will speak alongside Dr. Carol Queen on Saturday, March 15 on the panel, “Real vs Reel Sex.” Drake will share her experience in the adult industry and how it helped her see the need and demand for modernized sex education.

“In the absence of clear and pleasure-focused sex education … is sex as portrayed in adult movies really as fake as it’s often described?” asks the CatalystCon site in its description of the panel discussion. “‘Real’ people just don’t do those freaky things — or do they? A screen sex professional and a sexologist with more than a passing interest in porn discuss sex in the movies: the difference between on- and off-camera sex in porn and mainstream cinema, the growing ‘porn made for women’ genre, the rise of the anti-porn explicit movie and much more.”

Held at Hilton Crystal City at Reagan Airport, Drake and Queen’s conversation will take place in the Madison Room from 10:30-11:40 a.m.

“I’m honored to be invited to speak with the amazing Dr. Carol Queen about the adult industry and its relationship with the general public, specifically in the realm of sex-ed.,” Drake said. “I’ve had the privilege of both directing and starring in adult feature movies, plus producing and directing my line of instructional movies, ‘jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex.’ Those experiences, along with the workshops and college campus chats I’ve been invited to, have provided me first-hand access to the differences in perception between sex as fantasy entertainment versus sex for educational benefits. I am really looking forward to a great panel both with Dr. Queen and with the input of Catalyst attendees.”

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