Book Andre

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Education and Work

Andre graduated cum laude from Towson University in Maryland with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and LGBT Studies in 2010. She worked in HIV risk assessment, harm reduction
education, and community activism in Baltimore from 2008-2011, studied at San Francisco State University’s National Sexuality Resource Center (NSRC) in 2010, and graduated from San
Francisco Sex Information (SFSI)’s
Sex Educator Training in Fall 2013. She’s held educator and sales associate positions at sex-positive adult boutiques Sugar (Baltimore, MD) and Feelmore510 (Oakland, CA), and is one of the founding crew members of Atlanta’s Sex Down South Conference in Atlanta, GA.


Andre is available to speak as a panelist or lecturer on her experiences as an adult performer, sex worker, queer cisgender woman, non-monogamous relationship expert, and accomplished member of the Kink/BDSM community. She is also available to facilitate a number of panels or workshops at your next conference or event, no matter how big or small, and can tailor those to accommodate any audience. Want a unique educational experience NOT below? Just ask!

Speaking and facilitation rates vary; travel, board and food may be requested if applicable.

Contract required for commitment.

All curated events are open to - and can be tailored for - all/any gender identities, sexual orientations, ages (18+), body types and abilities, ages, races, ethnicities, and relationship structures.

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Current Class Offerings

  • Strip Like You Mean It!: Pole Dancing 101

  • The Art of Erotic Dance: Sensual Dance & Lapdancing 101

  • Striptease for Sex: Striptease, Basic BDSM, & Kink on a Budget

  • Dropping the Hint, Not the Ball!: Flirting 101

  • Knuckle Up!: Fisting & Manual Sex

  • Savvy Strap-On Seduction: Beginner & Intermediate Strap-On Play

  • Love the Whore You’re With: How to be a Better Partner & Ally to Sex Workers

  • Love the Whore You Are: Activism, Self Care, & Community Building for Sex Workers

  • Sex Work: Everything You're Scared to Ask!

  • Groping and Grappling: Intro to Fetish Wrestling

  • Consent: Your Favorite New Sex Toy!

  • Slut Skills: Demystifying Group Sex

  • Sex Tips For the Modern ____ (Man/Woman/Queer/Slut)

  • Suck It Like a Porn Star: Blowjobs for EVERY Body

  • The More, The Merrier: A Road Map to Ethical Non-Monogamy

  • Intro to Kink/BDSM

  • Non-Monogamy & Socio-Economic Class

Andre has taught classes, moderated panels, and filmed instructional clips for...

Dark Odyssey                              University of Maryland
Catalyst Con                                    UC Berkeley
Sugar                               The Feminist Porn Conference
The Garden                               International Ms Leather
PassionateU                                    Sex Down South
Kink Academy                                 Harvard University
Feelmore510                     California College of the Arts
Towson University                          O.School
Kink University                                She Bop
Mission Control                              Naughty in Nawlins
San Francisco State University   
Claremont McKenna Campus


What Folks Are Saying

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The [fisting class I attended] with Andre was so very educational. Love the way the presenter was anatomically and clinically on point. Andre presented everything in a very understandable way and made everyone feel comfortable. Wanted more!

Andre is awesome! I loved the bigger body inclusion in the “how-to’s and tips” section [of her strap-on sex class]. She was extremely knowledgeable on the topic and had great energy. Would love to see an advanced version of this workshop!

I wanted to drop you a note and let you know how much I enjoyed your wrestling workshop. I am soaking up all the opportunities to feel physical and in my body these days, and also working hard to push past fears that I am not still able-bodied while undergoing [cancer] treatment. Words can’t express how much gratitude I felt after your class. I also just really appreciate your energy. Thank you.

I took your fisting workshop class and that night I fisted my first person and it was glorious! I was super nervous but really kept in mind everything you said and eased into it! I’m using those skills this week too! I so appreciate your teaching style and skill-sharing.

Enjoyed your engagement with people so much, using the wisdom of the room. I lost my “trainer brain” for the workshop time and was just fully in it, which is rare. I usually would not raise my hand so much, because I know how it is to manage eager beavers, and I try to monitor the space I take very thoughtfully. But I was just excited to be learning and wanted to talk! It means you created an inviting container I was comfortable leaning on. You are a polished, dynamic professional educator. Your relaxed authenticity is such a strength. You are highly accessible, easy and fun to learn from/with.

I took a class lead by Andre Shakti and I couldn’t be happier! Warm, friendly, funny, and incredibly informative - Andre’s class gave me the confidence and the knowledge I needed to finally feel comfortable introducing fisting into my sexual repertoire! A week after the class one of my partners was able to achieve her first climax ever, and watching the tears of joy and pleasure stream down her face as it happened made me a lifelong Shakti supporter. I couldn’t recommend taking one of Andre’s classes more!

Andre's workshop is full of very relevant information that is clearly presented and reinforced by well chosen examples. The subject matter is full of details and nuances that are explained to the satisfaction of all attendees. Andre's skills as a presenter shine, making a topic that could be tricky accessible and light. Highly recommended!

My name is Inna, and I just wanted to say thank you for holding the wrestling class at Mission Control! I had such an awesome time. And I loved going to a rough body play class that was being taught by someone other than a cis male. I appreciate that you taught using legs -- I'm smaller than all of my male wrestling partners, and I don't have the upper body strength to meaningfully compete with them. Loved the class, loved your presentation style. Thank you!

Thank you so much for this. I really appreciate the time you spent with us. The best part for me was realizing I don't have to be serious to be sexy. Being dominant for me isn't just empowering, but liberating because I can "let go" of having to be a serious adult or perfect in one way or another. So - thank you! I'm already having loads more fun with Rob :). Hopefully we don't wait too long to do this again!