Center for Positive Sexuality

Burbank, CA   |  http://www.positivesexuality.org

Mission

Addressing social issues through sex positive research and education.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our peer-reviewed multidisciplinary academic journal, Journal of Positive Sexuality, has been publishing regularly and is now its 5 the year of publication. We will be launching our Sex Positive Professional Certification Program fall 2019.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Professor Emily E Prior

Main address

PO Box 1190

Burbank, CA 91507 USA

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EIN

80-0941893

NTEE code info

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We hope to address a great many social issues that all stem from a lack of comprehensive and evidence-based education in sexuality and gender. A positive sexuality approach to sexual violence, gender discrimination, and other social issues can help resolve these problems.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Educational Presentations

Sharing and celebrating sex-positive knowledge is at the core of everything we do here at the Center for Positive Sexuality. In the Education Department, we curate talented and amazing individuals from all around the world to share their works and experiences to a variety of organizations and universities. From dungeons to Girl Scout troops, we accommodate material for all age groups and professional backgrounds into dynamic panel presentations and Q&A sessions.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Sex workers
Family relationships
Adults
Adolescents

We provide professional development seminars and workshops for therapists, counselors, teachers, health care professionals, law enforcement, and other professionals who are interested in serving a diverse community. Our seminars and workshops provide in-depth information and exercises to help you create a more open environment for co-workers, clients, or students who may be marginalized based on their sexual and/or gender identity.

Population(s) Served
Sex workers
Sexual identity
Adults
Adolescents
Family relationships

At the Center, we recognize that current research is vital for effective education, training, and policy development on matters of sexuality. In support of our mission to address social issues through sex positive research and education, we have a thriving Research Division comprising research affiliates from numerous backgrounds and fields, all doing research in positive sexuality. Furthermore, we work to empower and support scholars at all levels of education and research experience with research funding, internship opportunities, and research support.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Family relationships
Sexual identity
Sex workers

Our Outreach Program presents at colleges, health fairs, internship and volunteer fairs, and resource fairs, providing information about our services and programs, including our internship, research, and education programs.

Population(s) Served
Students
Activists
Sex workers
Sexual identity
Adults

Our Internship program provides a rigorous introduction to or continuing education in sexuality education, research, and or the administrative duties of running and organizing a nonprofit community organization. We offer specific internships in each program, as well as "a la carte" internships to fit the needs of the students.

Population(s) Served
Students
Activists
Researchers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of audience members with favorable attitudes towards the issue or interest

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Educational Presentations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Attitude responses assessed via survey.

Number of downloads of the organization's materials and explanations

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Research

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of research articles downloaded annually through our academic journal, available free through journalofpositivesexuality.org

Number of affiliates speaking at conferences

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Research

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our research and journal affiliates have grown, all of whom regularly are invited to speak at conferences within their disciplines and areas of study.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Educational Presentations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Monthly average of students, professionals, and organizations that access our educational and research materials from our websites, as well as in person.

Number of research studies conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Research

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Annually published research studies related to our mission that were conducted and published by our research affiliates.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

In the short term we hope to raise awareness and understanding of sexual identities that are often marginalized. In the long term we hope to provide an understanding of what it means to be sex positive with the hope that this will help to alleviate prejudice and harm for all people. With this we feel that we can eliminate social problems related to or associated with sexuality and beyond. We accomplish this through providing educational panels to college students and professionals about and by sexual minorities, as well as through our professional development training. We publish an online free access peer-reviewed academic journal, accessed across the world. This is a credible source of information for researchers, students, and policy makers on subjects related to sexual minorities and social problems. We will also debut our Sex Positive Professional Certification program, to all professionals of all types to display their awareness of the need for sex positivity within a variety of fields, vocations, and work environments in order to combat prejudice and social problems associated with sexuality.

Our Journal of Positive Sexuality will move into its fourth year of publication in 2018, with an international, renowned Editorial Board. Our volunteer Educators reach over 1000 people every year through presentations and community outreach events. Our Sex Positive Professional Certification program will be ready to launch in the near future. We have an active internship program, that helps college students and professionals gain useful experience working for a nonprofit, as well as continuing our research and education programs. We are presenting our first conference in 2018 (#SexPosCon18), open to professionals, students, and community members. We have begun coalition building with similar organizations in the United States and look forward to making more alliances along the way.

Our existing Board Members, and many of our volunteer educators, are well established within sex education, counseling, and therapy arenas. We draw upon the expertise and skills of each of volunteers, as well as their connections to other professionals, to help us achieve our goals. Many of our volunteers and board members present at and attend professional conferences around the world, contributing to the larger body of knowledge as well as bringing back new insights and methods that help the Center move forward.

Our Journal of Positive Sexuality starts it's 4th year in 2018.

The Sex Positive Certification program should be ready before the end 2017.

We have several research projects under way and have increased our number of research affiliates. We have also expanded our education program to Chicago and will be providing presentations there this fall.

We have an internship program that hosts 10-12 interns per year, in our research, education, and administrative intern programs. We will host our first Positive Sexuality Conference in May 2018, and continue with all of the work we are already doing.

Financials

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Center for Positive Sexuality

Board of directors
as of 4/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andrew Pari

D J Williams

Cielle Williams

Adrian Colesberry

Victoria Reuveni

Amanda Freise

Andrew Pari

Julia Schiffman

Daniel Copulsky

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/28/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data