First Tracks Award in Innovation Awarded!
Dr. Melanie Davis has established the “First Tracks Award for Innovation in Sexology”, which recognizes individuals who not only think outside the box, but additionally do innovative work.
Honest Exchange president Melanie Davis, PhD, CSE, selected Andelloux for the 2012 First Tracks Award to recognize her cutting-edge work as well as for her commitment to quality and integrity.
“The term ‘first tracks’ refers to the imprint made by someone who is the first to blaze a trail across new-fallen snow,” says Davis, adding, “I created the First Tracks Award to recognize individuals or organizations in sexology who are innovative educators, who develop useful models or areas of research, or who provide consulting or counseling in new ways. Other sexology awards honor publishing, research excellence, work quality and service. This award recognizes those who not only think differently but who also turn their ideas into action.”
The first recipient is Megan Andelloux, CSE, who founded the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to provide consumers and professionals with access to information about sexuality, sexual health, and sexual pleasure. She withstood challenges to her right to open a sexuality-based center and is now attracting lecturers, learners, and interns from across the country.
Megan is described as “A fearless champion for pleasure-based, consensual sexual behavior, Andelloux consistently develops new ways of providing and advocating for shame-free, accurate sexuality education.”