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Advisory Council
Professionals Making A Difference Together

The NAASAS Advisory Council is a group of knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the adult industry that provide counsel regarding issues of importance to the Association. The Council consists of committees representing the pillars of the adult industry. Council members are appointed by invitation and represent those in the industry that strive for excellence in their field.

Sexual Health Counseling Adult News Sexual Product Manufacturing
Adult Entertainment Adult Retail Adult Home Party
Adult Distribution Adult Organizations Adult Legal & Security


Lis S. Lawless, Ph.D.

Council Member
& Founder

Lisa S. Lawless, Ph.D. / Holistic Wisdom, Inc.
Sexual Health Instruction

Lisa Lawless is the President and founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Science & Art in Sexuality (NAASAS) and the C.E.O. of Holistic Wisdom, Inc. She is a Psychotherapist who has dedicated over 25 years to therapeutic practice in the mental health field with specialization in sexuality. Lisa is also the inventor of the Sneaky Sack™ and author of The Art of Female Ejaculation. Lisa has done many radio interviews including the Dr. Laura Berman Radio Show and Playboy XM Radio. Her work has been featured in a variety of magazines including Redbook, First for Women, Women's Health, Men's Health, Playboy, Playgirl, Home Party Review, UCLA News, AVN, XBIZ and others. Lisa is also a public speaker, producer, consultant and sexual rights activist. See full resume.


Council Member

Philip D. Harvey / PHE, Inc. / Adam & Eve
Adult Retail & More

Philip D. Harvey of Adam and Eve, with a degree from Harvard in Slavic languages successfully has been in business for over 40 years. Founded in 1970, Adam and Eve is the nation's largest and oldest sex products company. Phil's company donates over 25% of our net profits to international charitable organizations including DKT International. DKT International has provided millions of men and women with family health and HIV / AIDS prevention programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Other charities schools, community groups, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Relay for Life and the Special Olympics. NAASAS is working with a variety of professionals within PHE, Inc. to help those in the field of sexuality and adult industry.


Larry Garland

Council Member

Larry Garland / Eldorado Trading Company
Adult Distribution

Larry Garland is the President and owner of the Eldorado Trading Company. Larry is a graduate of the University of Virginia and has been the President of Eldorado for thirty-five years. He is also a NAASAS council member. Eldorado's recognized as an award winning forerunner in the Adult Novelty, Party, Lingerie, and Costume industries. They offer adult novelty distribution, home parties, drop ship and store extender services. Larry stays current with the latest trends and forces that drive the market and provides helpful resources for both aspiring and established professionals in the adult industry. Eldorado Trading Company has received many awards in the adult industry including the award for Outstanding Distributor by AVN, Storerotica's Distributor of the Year, and an honorary award from The Screaming O company for customer service and sales. The Eldorado Trading Company also provides helpful resources to the community by doing things such as making donations to a local food bank.


Tamara Payton Bell

Council Member

Tamara Payton Bell / HPPPA
Adult Home Party

Tamara Bell holds a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She is the founder of the Home Pleasure Party Plan Association, Inc., where she assists party plan business owners in developing and expanding their business and publishes a quarterly magazine, "Home Party Review". Tamara excels in management, networking and provides consulting to those looking to start or expand a career in the Pleasure Party industry. Tamara is on the faculty of Loveology University, is a Certified Loveologist and assists Loveology students with establishing professional connections and incorporating Love Coaching within their business. She is a NAASAS council member and Free Speech Coalition member.


Council Member

Diane Duke / Free Speech Coalition
Adult Organizations

Diane Duke, is the the executive director of the adult entertainment group Free Speech Coalition and is a NAASAS council member. Diane travels the world protecting sexual rights of adults and the adult industry. She advises the industry about what she says are daily civil liberties violations. As a firm advocate of sex-positive feminism, she encourages women to exercise their right to make their own choices regarding their bodies. Intelligent and passionate, Diane has dedicated herself to tackling injustice in many forms. She was on the board of the Oregon Social Learning Center and for the United Way Women in Philanthropy, She was also a Commissioner - volunteer for the Human Rights Commission of Eugene, OR. In addition, she has worked for the YMCA; the American Heart Association and Planned Parenthood.


Council Member

Patti Britton, PhD, MPH / Sex Coach U
Clinical Sexologist

Patti Britton is a nationally board-certified clinical sexologist and world renown sex coach with a a Ph.D. and Masters in Public Health, both in Human Sexuality. She is the author of hundreds of articles and four books, a popular speaker and the original sexpert for She has 35 DVDs about sexuality and has been on over 175 television shows, such as "Montel", "Hard Copy", UPN, History Channel, "Sexcetera", CNBC, and CBS News. She has over 200 quotes in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Women's Health and more. She was the President of the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT); Clinical Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Sexologists; Diplomate, American Board of Sexology; AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator; Member of the American College of Sexologists; Member of the Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality; Associate Professor of Sexology, for the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality; and is Director/faculty for the Sexuality Certificate Track at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology/Westwood. She has a private practice in Los Angeles and leads couples' workshops at charming resorts in Las Vegas and in California. Dr. Patti is co-founder of Sex Coach U, the world's premier credentialing and training institute on sex coaching.


Council Member

Gregory A. Piccionelli, Esq.
Adult Legal

Gregory A. Piccionelli, a NAASAS council member, is widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading adult entertainment attorneys. He has represented clients in almost every type of civil litigation and transactional matter encountered by adult businesses, including patent, copyright, mark, celebrity rights and domain name disputes, intellectual property procurement, licensing and enforcement, e-banking and online merchant account matters, spam email litigation, Federal Commission actions, labor disputes and business transactions. He has been interviewed and quoted in radio, television, print, internet and has authored numerous articles on a broad range of business and legal topics pertaining to adult entertainment. Greg is also a contributor for many adult industry publications, including Xbiz World, AVN Online, Adult Video News and Klixx. He has received numerous awards from the adult entertainment industry and is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and shows and at meetings of the Free Speech Coalition and the First Amendment Lawyers Association. He is also the co-author of The Online Adult Entertainment Webmaster Legal Resource.


Council Member

Alec Helmy / XBIZ
Adult News

Alec Helmy is the founder and publisher of XBIZ, the adult industry's leading news media organization. The company's product line includes the news portal, industry social network, two monthly journals, XBIZ World and XBIZ Premiere and four annual events. One of the early pioneers of the online adult industry. Alec has served as a consistent voice for responsible business practices throughout his career and is a NAASAS council member.


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