In addition to being an in-demand performer and teacher at the Sexology Institute, Jasper St. James is the institute's boutique manager. Jasper is the producer and founding member of The Pastie Pops Burlesque Revue in San Antonio, TX. He has been changing the city of San Antonio one tassel twirl at a time and has become one of Texas' leading male burlesque performers. Jasper is a cast member of Fat Bottom Cabaret's Midnight Menagerie in Austin, TX. and is a co-producer for the San Antonio Burlesque Festival. He was awarded the "Audience Choice Award" at the 2012 Texas Burlesque Festival and is the 2013 Southern Fried King of Burlesque. JasperStJames@SexologyInstitute.com
A true Georgia Peach, William is a graduate of Middle Georgia State College with a Bachelors of Science in New Media and Communications. Before relocating to San Antonio with his husband, he worked in the multimedia industry and was awarded a Southeast Regional Emmy award for his work as Academic Producer at Georgia Southern University. His passion is to help others like himself become more open and comfortable in their own sexuality and to encourage couples in their journey to knowing themselves and each other. William@SexologyInstitute.com
Originally from San Diego, Lauren graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Education from California State University, Chico. Lauren spent several years as a Health Educator in the non-profit sector working directly with at-risk populations and improving access to healthcare. She attributes her experiences – specifically as a sex educator in a low-income reproductive health clinic – as the catalyst in affirming her passion to teach and be taught by others. Lauren believes that addressing misconceptions and facilitating open dialogue surrounding sexuality helps to drop associated stigmas and fears and develop our own beliefs and define our own personal boundaries. “Sexuality impacts our lives more than we realize, yet we receive so many conflicting messages on the topic. My goal is to remove fear and promote power through education and open dialogue.” Returning to school to earn her Master’s Degree in Sociology, Lauren is excited to continue her work in promoting healthy and positive beliefs surrounding ourselves, relationships, and sex. Lauren@SexologyInstitute.com
Erica, born and raised in Arizona, is newly transplanted to San Antonio with her Husband. Graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Health Administration, she has spent years in various healthcare roles and finally found Sexology to be where her heart lies. She plans to attend school at the beginning of the year to obtain her Masters, starting the process to positively educate and influence healthy sexual lifestyles. “The topic of sex in the U.S. is wildly taboo, even on an academic level. With pretty much nonexistent education in middle and high school our college students are left in a situation of knowing very little yet statistically having been sexually active. With our current hypersexualized culture, it is important to study the sociological, biological, economical, and legal topics of sex in our society.
Johanna is a graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. She started with the Sexology Institute as a concierge while she pursued her degree and found a passion for marketing and sex education. As the Director of Marketing for the Sexology Institute, her goal is to make people feel at ease with the topic of sex through classes, workshops, coaching, and events. She believes strongly in empowering people in their sexuality and having open, honest conversations about sex.
Known as "The Doll with No Strings Attached," Mary Annette is a proud member of the award-winning Pastie Pops Burlesque Revue in San Antonio, TX. She has been performing the art of the tease since 2012 and has graced stages all over Texas and has performed at The San Antonio Burlesque Festival in 2013, 2014, 2016 and in 2017 where she delivered a show-stopping burlesque tribute to Tejano superstar, Selena!. Mary Annette is a cast member of Naked Girls Reading-San Antonio where she helps add the sensual to the intellectual. She is theatrical and campy, pretty and sassy, Mary Annette!
Chavala is a lifestyle blogger, a loving wife, a proud mother of two, and an advocate for body positivity and sex education. As a concierge at the Sexology Institute and a sex coach in training, she has a strong passion for helping others open the line of communication when it comes to owning their sexuality, loving themselves, and having a great sex life.