Sex Week 2019

 

We are excited to celebrate Sex Week 2019 with the Bates community. Sex Week aims to:

  1. Normalize conversations and communication about sex, sexuality, and sexual health
  2. Embrace sexuality and increase accessibility to sex education
  3. Increase awareness of and literacy about sex/sexuality-related resources on campus
    • And with all of these, inclusivity is central to our mission

Sex Week Programs and Descriptions

Monday 3/4:

Sexual Health Trivia!

12pm, Commons 211

Think you know a lot about sexual health? Think you don’t know anything about sexual health? We’ll ask questions, you’ll guess answers, and everyone will leave knowing more about how to keep your body healthy and ready for safer sex.

We’ll talk about contraceptive options, what you need to know about STI testing, and how to get all of this (and more) at Bates Health Services. There might even be some prizes.

There’s More to Finishing than Finals: Sex Ed 101

6pm, Commons 211

Does the thought of there being an entire week dedicated to sex and sexual health feel intimidating or uncomfortable? Do you want to just talk about the basics of sex and communication in an easy-going, non judgemental atmosphere? Come to ask questions, learn, and have a conversation with peers about basics of sex, communication, and pleasure – led by the Peer Health Educators.

Sex Week Acapella Concert

8pm, Ben Mays Center

No description needed – except that there will be amazing acapella to be enjoyed with some delicious cookies and chai!

Tuesday 3/5:

Condomgrams

11:30am-1:00pm, Commons Tabling Area

Send your friends (or yourself) external condoms and/or dental dams discreetly to their student mailbox! Swing by the table to fill out your order and include a personal touch!

FemCo Presents: Feminist Porn?

7pm, Commons 221/222

Join FemCo for a discussion about pornography. Does feminist porn exist? Can porn be feminist? Come discuss these questions and more!

Faking It: A discussion about orgasms and faking them

8pm, Commons 221/222

What are orgasms? How do people have them? Do people fake them- and if so, why? Join the Peer Health Educators for a discussion about orgasms and perspectives on if, why, when, and how people have or pretend to have them.

Wednesday 3/6:

Sex Week Tabling – submit your questions!

12pm, Commons 221/222

Swing by the table in Commons to submit your sex-related questions for the keynote.

Sex Week Keynote: Gina Rourke, Owner of Nomia, a sexuality boutique and resource center

7:30pm, PGill G65

Gina Rourke opened Northern New England’s first women owned and operated sexuality boutique in Portland in 2004, and has set the standard for services related to sexual pleasure and health needs in the region. She is a nationally recognized and renowned sex educator, and we are very lucky to welcome her to Bates Sex Week for the second year in a row. Come learn about masturbation and engage in a general Q&A. Bring any and all questions you may have about anything and everything sex-related!!

Thursday 3/7:

Condomgrams

11:30am-1:00pm, Commons Tabling Area

Send your friends (or yourself) external condoms and/or dental dams discreetly to their student mailbox! Swing by the table to fill out your order and include a personal touch!

SPARQ! Sex Week Program

12pm, Commons 221

Come join the SPARQ! Peer Mentors for a conversation about hook-up culture in queer and trans communities at Bates!

Women’s and Men’s Health Appointments Available at BHS

1-5pm, Bates Health Services

Please call Bates Health Services at 207-786-6199 to set up your appointment!

Butt This Wasn’t in Sex Ed: Anal Sex 101

8pm, Olin 106

Most of us have never had any sex education related to anal sex, butt this workshop aims to change that! Come learn about all things anal sex- including pleasure, safety, and fun!

Friday 3/8:

Faith and Sex

12pm, Commons 226

Join Multifaith Chaplain, Brittany Longsdorf, and PHE, Gaby Shpilsky, for a discussion surrounding spiritual and faith-based dialogue about sex and desires.

Sex Week Improv Show!

8pm, The Ronj

Come one, come all for a fun-filled night of sexy improv!