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Erica Smith, MEd
Erica Smith, MEd
Sex educator, Erica Smith Education and Consulting, Pennsylvania, US
“I approach sex education through a social justice lens. The cornerstone of my work is the belief that access to compassionate, evidence-based, comprehensive sexuality education is a key component to wellness and equality for all.”
Areas of expertise
  • Purity culture recovery
  • Comprehensive sexual education
  • Sexual education for young people
  • LGBTQ+ youth
  • Sexual health of justice-involved youth
“Sex education is a lot about unlearning what we’ve learned in the past to feel comfortable exploring our own sexuality in a way that feels best for us. At Flo, I really enjoy being able to reach even more young people and adults worldwide with powerful sex-positive education.”
— Erica Smith, MEd
  • Erica Smith Education and Consulting, LLC – Owner, since 2019
  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Coleader of the Adolescent Initiative Juvenile Justice Program, 2002–2019
  • Widener University, Center for Human Sexuality Studies – Master of Education, 2007
  • University of New Orleans – Graduate work in human sexuality education, summer seminars in gender and sexuality at Charles University in Prague, 2004
  • Penn State University – Bachelor of Arts in women’s studies, 2001
Awards and achievements
  • Recognized by Women’s Way and Lambda Legal for outstanding work with young women and LGBTQ+ youth
Appearances and publications in other media
Faith for Normal People,
27 Apr 2023
Dropping Out of Purity Culture
Sunday School Dropouts, Center for Trauma Resolution and Recovery,
28 Nov 2023
Let’s Talk about Sex, Baby!
Mary’s Cup of Tea: The Self-Love Podcast for Women,
14 Jul 2022
The Sex Ed You Didn’t Get with Erica Smith
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