Community Gathers to Take Sex Education Out of the Dark

By on December 5, 2019

Los Angeles, CA – CalExotics, the world’s most trusted name in pleasure products, joined together with resident sexologist Dr. Jill McDevitt and student-run organization Womxn’s Outreach Association (WOA), to bring sex education out of the dark with a free community event.

During the event, appropriately named Free Vibrator Day, the groups gave away 500 vibrators to students and community members on the San Diego State University (SDSU) campus. The event aimed to destigmatize masturbation by promoting pleasure and body positivity.

Dr. Jill McDevitt, resident sexologist at CalExotics, and the Womxn’s Outreach Association (WOA), an intersectional feminist club at SDSU, coordinated the event with the help of pleasure pioneer CalExotics. The Free Vibrator Day event attracted hundreds of people hoping to receive a pleasure product.

CalExotics was present to support attendees with free vibrators and to talk about their history with pleasure, as well as their Founder and CEO Susan Colvin, the first female business owner of an adult novelty company.

“It was refreshing to hear pleasure positive conversations going on about masturbation. It’s such a huge topic that is not talked about enough or at all in sexual education. We hope that by working to normalize masturbation, we can help create more open and honest conversations,” says Nichole Grossmann, Director of Marketing at CalExotics.

Co-host Dr. Jill McDevitt is a major advocate of sex education, offering videos, classes and one on one coaching to help better educate adults. “I’m working to change the way that we think about and treat sexuality. My goal is to remove any stigma or shame around sex and sexuality and promote compassion to help people lead sexually fulfilled and pleasurable lives,” says Dr. Jill McDevitt. “Free Vibrator Day is a way for us to celebrate pleasure and sexuality in a fun, safe, and educational environment.

Dr. Jill McDevitt also promoted the event during her segment with CBS 8 San Diego, where she discussed how to shamelessly celebrate your sexuality, which included pointers on practicing body positivity, talking about sex, and exploring your own body.

“I strongly believe that sexual pleasure is something to be celebrated, and it is my mission to help spread that message,” added McDevitt.

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