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Erica Smith


About Erica Smith

Erica Smith is an award-winning sexuality educator and consultant with over 20 years of experience. She has provided comprehensive sex education and advocacy to young women and LGBTQ+ youth in Philadelphia’s juvenile justice system worked in abortion care and supported HIV+ and transgender adolescents and their families. In 2019, she developed the Purity Culture Dropout™️ Program to help people learn all of the sex education that they missed growing up in purity culture- sex ed that is accurate, queer-inclusive, trauma-informed, compassionate, and comprehensive.


Media Features:

  • Parents Magazine
  • Men's Health 
  • Self Magazine
  • Ask Men
  • Vice
  • The Huffington Post
  • Bustle
  • Refinery 29
  • Shape Magazine
  • MTV
  • MEL Magazine
  • Healthline


  • B.A. Penn State University; Women’s Studies 
  • M.Ed. Widener University's Center; Human Sexuality Studies

Professional Affiliations

  • Erica Smith Education and Consulting LLC 
  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia