For her fourth year as a regular lecturer for the Couples and Sex Therapy Training Program within UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, Sunny Rodgers, doctorate student and clinical sexologist, did something different. Because California has been under a mandatory lockdown since March, they held Rodgers lecture this year online in a virtual classroom.
“I am always honored to speak with medical and psychiatric students about the sexual wellness and health benefits that can be attainable with pleasure products,” says Rodgers. “This year was different because of California’s strict stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. I presented my lecture live online and although the students weren’t able to touch and feel the many products I shared, they still learned a lot of valuable information and were able to ask comprehensive questions.”
UCLA is embracing the beneficial medical and educational uses of intimate pleasure products. From helping women with urinary incontinence and rebuilding vaginal strength after childbirth to the medical benefits of prostate massage, many schools are now discovering the countless advantages of pleasure products.
This intensive lecture series is overseen by the American Association of Couples and Sex Therapists (AACAST), an organization dedicated to the education, training, promotion, and expansion of integrated skills and knowledge for couples and sex therapy.
“I was a little worried since Sunny is so interactive and well suited to in-person lectures, but she was just as amazing online. The students just loved it,” says Wendy Cherry, co-director of the Couples and Sex Therapy Training Program at UCLA and co-founder of AACAST. “So much gratitude to Sunny for such an awesome online lecture.”
Rodgers launched Sunsplash Media Group, which offers her expertise for product and educational training in person, online, and via videos, as well as the creation of unique content geared specifically to client needs.