As a diverse community of kinksters, we know that visibility matters. Here we present some incredible Black sex educators and Black-owned sex education organizations who are all doing excellent work in standing up against inequality, discrimination, and sexual ignorance and shame. Dive in and get to know them!

 

1. Shan Boodram

The YouTube channel of author, sexologist, and intimacy expert Shan Boodram is chock-full of videos on relationships, the realities of arousal, the truth about orgasms, and sexual communication.

Presented in Shan's trademarked entertaining and informative style, she somehow manages to combine humor, down-to-earth pragmatism, and the delivery of so much essential information without ever feeling trite or condescending.

Shan's skills are further evident in her Kindle and Audible book, The Game of Desire: 5 Surprising Secrets to Dating with Dominance—and Getting What You Want, which she describes as a guide for women looking to be more confident to find the love life they deserve.
 

 

2. PrEPster: Pre-exposure HIV Prophylaxis

Though the COVID-19 pandemic often eclipses it, HIV remains a healthcare emergency. In the UK alone, over 105,000 people are estimated to be infected with the virus.

In 2015, four HIV activists founded PrEPster. Its mission is to inform UK citizens - particularly black, trans and queer people, migrants, sex workers, and other frequently marginalized communities - of the importance of taking regular prophylaxis medications to prevent infection.

Through projects including INOPUP (International Network of People Using PrEP), The Requisite Project (which explicitly addresses queer men of color), MobPreSH (Mobilising for PrEP and sexual health), and others, PrEPster has made considerable strides in combating the spread of HIV. 
 

 

3. Jet Setting Jasmine & King Noire

As stylish as they are knowledgeable, Jet Setting Jasmine & King Noire has set the world on fire with wide-ranging content such as Femdom line of sex toys, Royal Fetish Films, in-person events, and personalized consultations. 

A licensed clinical therapist focusing on post-illness or injury intimacy, Jet Setting Jasmine has 20+ years of experience as a sex educator, adult entertainment industry star, and fetish trainer. Meanwhile, King Noire is an artist, author, performer, and, as a musician, used the profits from his Music Is My Weapon album to construct a clinic and school in West Africa. 

Together, Jet Setting Jasmine & King Noire rock kink, sex ed, and the arts like no one before or since. 

 

4. Nathaniel Cole

In his TEDx Talk, "Why We Need To Change The Way Young Men Think About Consent," author, activist, and podcaster Nathaniel Cole discusses his work on how male-identified people think about gender and masculinity - and how they can have more fulfilling relationships. 

As a sought-after workshop facilitator, Cole further pursues his goal of promoting thoughtful self-examination, critical thinking, connecting with emotions, and honesty so people can develop new and healthier ways of thinking.

While others on our list center their work on the more physical aspects of sex, Cole understands the vital importance of consent, changing perspectives, diversity, and moving beyond toxic masculinity. 
 

 

5. Goody Howard

Emphasized by her flamboyantly playful mantra of "Be Good or Be Good At It!" educator, consultant, and well-regarded sexologist Goody Howard is all about sexual self-empowerment, awareness, and fun!  

Via her workshops and Youtube channel, she teaches everything you need to know about sex toys, the many types of orgasms, and a whole lot more—all with her trademarked, infectious laughter and buoyant optimism. 

Not only that, but Goody has an online sexual emporium where she sells an impressively huge variety of vibrators, kegel care toys, and similar products bound to make you smile as much as she does.

 

6. Ashley Cobb

Featured in Men's Health, Cosmopolitan, Style, Self Magazine, and far too many other sites and publications to name "your favorite friend in filth," Ashley Cobb is the living embodiment of joyful, proud, black sexuality.

Using her blog, videos, articles, and media appearances, Cobb has taken her expertise to new heights by becoming a bona fide influencer.  Co-host of the "Hoe And Tell" podcast, where people share sex stories, and developer of the Gossip and Gasms digital news platform, Ashley has further propelled herself as a passionate advocate for sexual communication. "I truly believe people who talk about sex have better sex," she says about herself.

 

7. Sex Positive Families

Between the truths, half-truths, or outright lies on the Internet and often woefully inadequate education they receive about it in school, it's no wonder children are misinformed, confused, or frightened by sex.

But now we have Sex Positive Families: an organization dedicated to providing educational resources to parents to help them raise their children to have healthy and happy attitudes to sex.

Via in-person or virtual workshops, private coaching sessions, or their instructional guide, Sex Positive Talks to Have With Kids, they're doing whatever they can to overcome guilt and shame while promoting consensually and respect. 

 

8. Nadia Deen and AM Appointment 

For those with vulvas, sex can feel confusing or frustrating—made all the worse by the media distorting or outright deceiving us into thinking physical pleasure and orgasms are reserved only for the young, slim, or white.

Enter Nadia Deen and AM Appointment, where every vulva-owner is welcome—whatever their age, body type, or ethnicity. Using her considerable talents as a sex educator, toy designer, and educator in conjunction with a group of wonderfully diverse contributors, she has made AM Appointment the go-to place for vulva owners to learn how to achieve or enhance their orgasms.
 

 

9. Ericka Hart

Ericka Hart describes herself as a "Kinky, poly, cancer-warrior, activist and sexuality educator." She has transformed her chronic illness battle, the stigma she felt after her double mastectomy, and the glaring absence of black LGBTQIA+ representation among breast cancer awareness media into an out-and-proud statement by revealing her scars in public.

Ericka has an admirable determination which fuels her webinars, and is doing whatever it takes to make the world a better place. Check out Hoodrat to Headwrap: A Decolonized Podcast and her workshops on the importance of black visibility, destigmatizing cancer, kink play, intersectionality, and LGBTQIA+ cultural literacy. 
 

 

10. Decolonising Contraception

Sexual & Reproductive Health (SRH) should be a universal right. But due to gender, race, sexual orientation, age, disability, or income inequality, a large number of people lack access—resulting in the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), unplanned pregnancies, and the emotional and financial toils they can cause.

Tracing this lack of fundamental care to colonialism's innate racial hierarchical structure as a tool for population control, Decolonising Contraception is a community organization utilizing workshops, research studies, and outreach programs to get Sexual & Reproductive Health resources into the hands of those who need it the most. 

With their events and Sex Agenda podcast, hosted by Dr. Annabel Sowmimo and Edem Ntumy, Decolonising Contraception is leading us towards a time when Sexual & Reproductive Health will be finally available for all.

 


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Mollena Lee Williams-Haas is an African American woman who has been an International Ms. Leather (IMsL), a podcaster (All That and Mo), been featured in the New York Times Arts section for her kinky marriage to her internationally known composer husband, and the two of them have been the subject of a documentary called The Artist and the Pervert, and are currently performing a combination spoken word and music piece called Hyena about the beginnings of her sobriety. 

Vi Johnson and Jill Carter are also both former International Ms. Leather title holders who started the Carter-Johnson library: an archive of BDSM literature and history. 

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I’m surprised at the negative comments here. Young people need role models they can relate to.  There’s nothing wrong with highlighting positive black role models in any walk of life. 

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On 2/23/2022 at 2:23 PM, StrictDaddy41 said:

Yes!! Any singling out of any group is unnecessary. This article doesn't need to be on here if it's gonna be a race article. That stuff is for Facebook

How is it singling out a group? It's highlighting people from a specific group.  Belongs here IMO. 

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FormidableFemale

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For those making comments against this article… it is in celebration of black history month. Let’s celebrate people! 😘

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Yes!! Any singling out of any group is unnecessary. This article doesn't need to be on here if it's gonna be a race article. That stuff is for Facebook

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Exactly!

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Eastbourneguy

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Would you be questioning it if an article was aimed at another marginalised group such as the disabled?
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Turboginge

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Fighting against equality... While dividing by race???

That makes sense
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