Hi, I'm Laci. Most know me as the creator of Sex Plus!, YouTube's most popular sex education series (2009-2019).

 

After graduating from UC Berkeley, I created award-winning educational series for Discovery Channel and MTV. I have taught at nearly 200 schools and conferences around the world about healthy sexuality. I have also worked as a fierce advocate for sexual assault awareness at the national level with Planned Parenthood, The US Air Force, The Gates Foundation, and other leading organizations. In 2018, HarperCollins published my first book, Sex Plus: Learning, Loving, and Enjoying Your Body. Portfolio here.

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 Critical Thinking

The internet has flooded us with information. In response, we must ask questions, understand context, and do our best to logically evaluate the ideas we encounter. Watch my guide to thinking critically on YouTube.
 

Social Justice

Everyone, regardless of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or ability deserves dignity, respect, equal opportunities, and fair representation. 
 

 Viewpoint Diversity

My work with students embraces a brave space approachA brave space welcomes diversity of viewpoint and experience, compassionate accountability, and dialogue to reach mutual understanding. Participants are encouraged to opt into and out of challenging conversations as they please, without fear of judgment. 
 

 Respect

We can cultivate the spirit of inclusion and open inquiry by engaging meaningfully, and in good faith, with the experiences of those who are different than us. 
 

Science and Reason

The scientific method is the most reliable tool available to us to help parse truth from fiction. Wherever possible, information and claims will be cited with relevant research. Scientific information should be accessible to all and communicated accurately -- without exaggeration or sensationalism.

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In 2019, in response to growing polarization on social media (especially about sexuality issues), I became interested in how to have productive discussions across differing worldviews. I started my podcast, Indirect Message, to explore nuanced perspectives on sexuality, media, and culture with a diverse range of guests.
 

As of 2022, I have paused my online projects to focus on graduate school. I am training to become a sex therapist.

While I have no undying allegiance to any particular theoretical framework, my philosophies about sexuality are influenced by the following perspectives: sex positive feminism, radical feminism (radical referring to "root", not to an extreme), multicultural feminism, darwinian/evolutionary frameworks of sex differences and behavior, logic and reason movements, and secular humanism. Informed consent is the central pillar of my approach to sexuality education.