Andrea Burrica
The future of sex through tech…which is much closer than you may think

We’re kicking off the conference with our keynote, Andrea Barrica, sex tech entrepreneur and founder of O.school and the author of Sextech Revolution: the Future of Sexual Wellness

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October 15, 2020

From sexting, to dating apps, and watching porn, young people are connected to technology and digital media more than ever, and this connectivity is helping shape their virtual and physical relationships with others. For some educators it’s hard to imagine intimate relationships that started, matured, culminated, and ended all through the use of digital media. For others, it’s impossible not to think of digital media as a critical ingredient for meeting and connecting with potential partners.

Intrigued? Then we hope you’re registered for Un/Filtered: Sexuality in the Connected Age. It’s just one month until we take our conference online, for the first time (thanks, COVID!).

We’ll kick it off with our keynote, Andrea Barrica, sex tech entrepreneur and founder of O.school and the author of Sextech Revolution: the Future of Sexual Wellness. In the opening session, Andrea will invite us to take a step into the world of how technology will continue to shape how we experience sexuality and relationships, and how we can take advantage of the platform it provides to promote sexual wellness for all, but mostly for sexual minorities often left out of traditional sexual health messaging.

In the opening session, Andrea will invite us to take a step into the world of how technology will continue to shape how we experience sexuality and relationships, and how we can take advantage of the platform it provides to promote sexual wellness for all, but mostly for sexual minorities often left out of traditional sexual health messaging.

Coming from a conservative, first-generation Filipino-American family, Andrea struggled with her own sexuality at a young age. As a queer, spirited entrepreneur, she founded O.school to fill the gap between traditional sex ed and porn by bringing judgment-free, medically accurate educational content online.

Andrea will take us on a tour exploring the current landscape of technology—the good and the concerning—that youth are engaging with and provide actionable ways for educators and youth advocates to meet youth where they are—which is often online in digital spaces.

More about Andrea Barrica

Andrea Barrica is the CEO and co-founder of O.school, a judgment-free media platform to learn about sexuality and pleasure. As a queer woman of color, she’s been fighting to bring more humanity to the tech industry, and her mission is to create the world’s most trusted sexual wellness brand to help people increase their sexual health, power, and confidence. Previously,

Andrea co-founded the leading financial solution for growing startups, inDinero.com, which now employs 150+ employees globally. She also served as a venture partner at 500 Startups, a global venture capital fund, where she worked with hundreds of startup companies.

Andrea was raised in a religious, conservative Filipino family that only taught abstinence and she only had fear-based sex education in public schools. Seeking support and information,

Barrica could not find reliable resources and experienced harassment online. Determined that no one else should have to struggle like she did, Barrica launched O.school in 2017 to change the way people learn about sexuality.

Andrea is the author of “Sextech Revolution: the Future of Sexual Wellness,” and has been published in the NYTimes, SELF, Forbes.com, and recognized on Fast Companies Queer 50 inaugural list.

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