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Erica M. Butler, M.Ed.

 

It all started when...

Erica was an undergrad at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and took an HIV/AIDS course that changed her career focus. Once she learned how disproportionally Black people were affected by HIV and AIDS every year, she knew she had to do something. While at Miami, she became a Peer HAWK Educator and taught health education topics all over campus, but quickly became known as the one who would take all the sex related requests! After graduation, she took a job as a Research Assistant at Cincinnati Children's Hospital working with abused adolescent females, eventually realizing she wasn't able to educate the way she wanted to through research. Erica then relocated to Philadelphia for graduate school at Widener University, where she obtained a Masters Degree in Human Sexuality Education from the Center for Human Sexuality Studies.

 
Every individual should be given the knowledge, resources, and skills needed to make informed decisions about their sexuality.
— Erica M. Butler, M.Ed.

After returning home in 2013 to Columbus, Ohio, Erica realized the state of Ohio has no health education standards, and if they offer any type of sex education, it's not required to be medically accurate. In order to fill the gap, Erica's sex education consulting company, Happ E. SexTalk, LLC., was born. Her passion is to create awareness, and give honest, affirming, medically-accurate, comprehensive sexuality education. She presents these thoroughly researched topics with a humorous flare, and currently educates various groups such as parents, teens, religious institutions, young adults, college students, men, women, couples, etc. Her main topics are media literacy education, societal expectations & norms, gender inequalities, healthy & positive relationships, sexual communication, body image & self-esteem, as well as sexual health & awareness!

 

Erica's other passion lies in providing pleasure-based programming and education for all. It is a foundational belief that sexual pleasure is ....TBD...

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