Annie M. Sprinkle (born Ellen F. Steinberg on July 23, 1954) is an American sex educator, former prostitute, feminist stripper, pornographic actress, cable television host, porn magazine editor, writer and sex film producer. She received a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in 1986 and earned a doctorate in human sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco in 1992. This institute is accredited in the state of California. Currently, Sprinkle works as a performance artist and sex educator. Sprinkle, who describes herself as "ecosexual", married her long-time partner, Beth Stephens, in Canada on January 14, 2007.