Guess who's finally organizing a Sex Week for their campus. We'll give you a hint. Their color is crimson. Oh, wait. That's not really helpful, is it?
Harvard University's sexual health group Sexual Health Education & Advocacy throughout Harvard (SHEATH) is working on putting together Harvard's first-ever sex week. The event will take place the week of March 25, 2012, and will be an excellent place for students to gather and discuss sex, sexuality and sexual health. Discussion topics will include a few things that are crucial to students' sexual health and well-being, like honest communication, enthusiastic consent, and self-reflection.
“Our role is connecting groups that are already doing amazing work on campus and making sure they have a platform and the ability to work in conjunction with other groups,” said Samantha A. Meier, Class of ’12, co-founder of SHEATH. “This isn’t just our vision for Sex Week.”
This isn't the first sex-related seminar to be held at Harvard. Abby Sun, co-president of the Radcliffe Union of Students and co-founder of SHEATH, organized an annual female orgasm seminar that did very well. This prompted the group to begin organizing more sex-related seminars.
“[The orgasm seminar] was packed, and we realized that the space available in the auditoriums is nowhere near the demand for students who want to attend events like that,” Sun said.
Hence the beginning of Sex Week at Harvard.
The group's decision comes along side of Yale deciding to strip the university's name from their sex week … perhaps to avoid the barrage of angry donors. ’Cause, you know, college kids aren't consenting adults and shouldn't be allowed to make their own decisions regarding sex or anything else.