About The American College of Sexologists International

Who are we?

The American College of Sexologists (ACS) is a professional association that was established in the State of California on June 9th, 1978 for the purpose of providing professional standards for the training and certification of Sexologists, and those institutions that offer training in Sexology, as well as providing recognition of the work of other professionals involved in the fields of Sexology and Erotology.

In addition, The American College of Sexologists also seeks to address the following goals:

  • The development and promotion of the discipline of Sexology worldwide.
  • Defining the scope of sexology to include a broad range of sexuality professionals, clinical sexologists, sex educators, sex researchers, Sexological body workers, appraisers of erotological material and members of the sex industry.
  • The establishment of a mechanism for facilitating communications among sexologists.

On January 1st, 2002 the American College of Sexologists became a part of the Exodus Trust in order for it to function as a nonprofit organization with the same goals and purposes as the Exodus Trust.

As of today, The American College of Sexologists International is managed by an Executive Director and a Board of Directors serves in an advisory capacity. Various committees composed of members of ACS and members of the Advisory Board help to expedite the work of the association.

Our Mission

It is our mission to support and pursue the societal recognition that every person, partnered or unpartnered, has the right to the pursuit of a satisfying consensual socio-sexual life free from political, legal or religious interference and that there need to be mechanisms in society where the opportunities of socio-sexual activities are available to the following: disabled persons; chronically ill persons; those incarcerated in prisons, hospitals, or institutions; those disadvantaged because of age, lack of physical attractiveness, or lack or social skills; the poor and the lonely.

Furthermore, we believe in the sexual rights of all consenting adults, including:

  1. The right to current, correct, non-biased information regarding all aspects of human sexuality.
  2. The right to any sexual thought, fantasy or desire.
  3. The right to sexual entertainment, freely available in the marketplace, including sexually explicit materials dealing with the full range of sexual behavior.
  4. The right not to be exposed to sexual material or behavior.
  5. The right to sexual self-determination.
  6. The right to seek out and engage in consensual sexual activity.
  7. The right to engage in sexual acts or activities of any kind whatsoever, providing they do not involve non-consensual acts, violence, constraint, coercion or fraud.
  8. The right to be free of persecution, condemnation, discrimination, or societal intervention in private sexual behavior.
  9. The right for all persons who are sexually dysfunctional to have available non-judgmental sexual health care.
  10. The right to control conception.