October 10, 2012 01:03am
drake Leads AIDS Walk Team
Source: Wicked Pictures
by: Company Press Release
(WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA) -- Sexual wellness authority and adult entertainment superstar jessica drake will lead a team of walkers -- including Wicked Pictures director Brad Armstrong and contract stars Stormy Daniels, Kaylani Lei and Alektra Blue -- in the annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles fundraising event on October 4 in West Hollywood, California. drake has organized the walkers under the name Team Wicked, honoring Wicked Pictures, where drake has been a contract star since 2003.
To help jessica drake and Team Wicked meet their fundraising goal, visit the team’s AIDS Walk LA page at http://awla2012.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp? ievent=1023142&lis=1&kntae1023142=62171F44A178465882A3
E8C7B514BC04&supId=0&team= 5132692. Team Wicked has already accumulated pledges totaling over $16,000, "But there's always room for more," drake said.
"This is an opportunity for us in the adult industry to show we're a part of the larger sex-positive community," drake said. "We're all in this together, and when we fight against HIV and AIDS, we fight for positive, healthy sexuality for everybody. I'm proud to be a member of the team and participate in AIDS Walk LA."
The team, which also includes performers Brandy Aniston, Kortney Kane, and Keni Styles along with Rick Bailey, Barry Martinez, Mark Nicholson and Patrick Spinella, will walk in No on Measure B T-shirts. Like much of the adult industry, drake opposes the draconian measure which mandates condoms and other barriers in on-camera sex scenes.
"I've been pro-condom for a long time, and Wicked Pictures has been all-condom for years," drake said. "But that's our choice. We don't think condoms and barriers should be compelled by law."
AIDS Walk Los Angeles has drawn more than a half-million participants, who have collectively raised more than $72 million, in its 27 years. The event, which has served as a model of grassroots fundraising and community activism for organizations across the United States, is sponsored by AIDS Project Los Angeles. It is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease, reducing the incidence of HIV infection, and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy.
drake is an advocate for safe sex practices and education. She spearheads Wicked Pictures’ involvement in Adult Production Health & Safety Services, a program designed by the Free Speech Coalition to provide producers and performers with a reliable protocol and database for STI testing.
jessica drake writes, produces, and directs the educational video series "jessica drake's Guide to Wicked Sex," uniting a lifetime of study with a decade’s worth of experiential research. The series has received excellent reviews from adult industry authorities including XBIZ, AVN andFleshbot.com. The production "jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Fellatio" received the 2012 AVN award for Best Educational release and "jessica drake’s Guide Wicked Sex: Anal" received the 2012 XBIZ award for Specialty release of the Year.
Continuing her commitment to sexuality education, drake writes a column for AdultDVDEmpire.com titled "Ask jessica drake Anything," where she answers questions on love, sex, and romance each month.
AIDS Walk LA will take place Sunday, October 14 in West Hollywood, California. For more information, visithttp://www.aidswalk.net/losangeles.
About jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex:
Three-time AVN Best Actress winner and sexual wellness authority jessica drake brings erotic topics to life through intimate demonstrations performed by some of today’s hottest adult stars in her "Guide to Wicked Sex" series. The stimulating sequences are sensual, provocative and enlivened by an informative optional audio commentary. In each volume of "jessica drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex," writer, producer, director, and host jessica drake addresses a different aspect of human sexuality, ranging from Fellatio and Anal to Basic Positions andFemale Masturbation. jessica explores each one with her distinctive blend of knowledge, experience and good humor. The series’ volume on Fellatio earned AVN’s 2012 Best Educational release award, and the volume on Anal was named the 2012 Specialty release of the Year by XBIZ. For more information, visit www.GuideToWickedSex.com or www.Twitter.com/jdGTWS.
About AIDS Walk Los Angeles:
The world's first AIDS Walk was developed by Craig R. Miller in 1984, during the height of the AIDS epidemic. Seeing the need for immediate action in response to this public-health emergency, Miller sought to fill the void left by the government's negligible response to the crisis. Drawing on his experience as a political and community organizer, Miller's approach combined grassroots activism with fundraising and other campaign strategies to raise both awareness and urgently needed funds for the fight against AIDS. Miller brought his idea to the fledgling AIDS service organization, AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), who hired the young activist to produce this new event. Miller and APLA expected to draw a crowd of 1,000 supporters and raise $100,000 for this very first AIDS Walk. On July 28, 1985, in Los Angeles, 4,500 courageous and visionary people assembled at Paramount Studios and raised an astonishing $673,000. Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has drawn over a half-million participants who have collectively raised more than $72 million for APLA. The event serves as a model of grassroots fundraising and community activism for organizations across the United States. For more information, visithttp://www.aidswalk.net/.
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