Annie Sprinkle: Ph.D.
Annie Sprinkle Ph.D. is the prostitute/porn star turned artist/sexologist. She has passionately researched and explored sexuality in all of its glorious and inglorious forms for thirty six years, and has shared her findings all along the way through producing and starring in her own unique brand of sex films, photographic work, teaching workshops, and college lectures. She is also an internationally acclaimed artist who tours theater pieces, and shows visual art, about her life in sex and love.
Annie has long championed sex worker rights and health care. She was one of the pivotal players in the 80’s "sex positive feminist movement". In 2002 Annie earned her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality, making her the first porn star to get a Ph.D
Her autobiography, Post Porn Modernist is a pioneering cult classic. Hardcore from the Heart: The Pleasures, Profits and Politics of Sex in Performance, won the Firecracker Alternative Book Award (2002). Sprinkle's last book, "Dr. Sprinkle's Spectacular Sex-- Makeover Your Love Life" was her first mainstream how-to self-help book.
Currently Sprinkle's main on going project is The Love Art Laboratory, loveartlab.org, in which she collaborates with her partner Elizabeth Stephens. She also does many college lectures about her work. Her newest DVD, Annie Sprinkle's Amazing World of Orgasm teaches people lots more about orgasm. Sprinkle is based out of San Francisco and Boulder Creek, California.