Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

Kink 101

  • Ohio Union, Ohio Staters, Inc. Founders Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kink /kiNGk/, noun—a quirk of character or behavior. Informal: a person’s unusual sexual preference.

Okay, I’m about 98% sure that you have never talked about kink in an educational group setting, so there’s no excuse not to check out this event. The Garden will be back to tell us all about kinks, including how to make sure all parties are healthy, happy, and safe.

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Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Period Sex with PERIOD.

  • Ohio Union, Student-Alumni Council Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ahh, the ominous phenomenon of period sex. Whether or not you are familiar with the topic, we can probably agree that period sex isn’t talked about enough. Luckily, PERIOD. will be with us to explain the health benefits, stigma, and logistics of doin’ it with Aunt Flow in town.

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Feb
16
4:00 PM16:00

Sex Toys 101

  • Ohio Union, Suzanne M. Scharer Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ohio sex ed doesn’t have to be medically accurate, I’m guessing it doesn’t have to be socially accurate either. No one ever taught us anything about sex toys—what they are, where to get them, why you’d want one, how to use it safely, or how to clean them properly. They are a part of most people’s lives, so let’s get the facts straight.

The Garden (a local, female-owned sex store) will be joining us to answer all the above questions, and much more!

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Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

Cup & Cloth with PERIOD.

We know about tampons. We know a little less about reusable cloth pads. We know almost nothing about menstrual cups. Join us for an educational and empowering workshop from PERIOD. about sustainable menstrual products! Hey, you may not menstruate—but we know that you know someone who does. Let’s make the world a little greener one menstrual cup at a time!

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Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

What's Up, Doc?

Which kinds of doctors want to talk to you about your sex life? How do different specialities work sexuality into their practice? Is it okay for me to ask them about that one thing?

Come find out at Sex Week. A panel of physicians, ranging from psychiatrists to gynecologists, will be here to help you get your sexual health in check.

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Feb
15
3:30 PM15:30

Got Consent?

If there was ever a time to take 90 minutes to talk about consent, it’s now (except, like, third grade woulda worked???). With the Me Too movement and Supreme Court justices accused of sexual assault, consent is something we need to discuss. Join Sex Week and SARNCO in a real conversation about a basic human right.

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Feb
15
3:00 PM15:00

Healthcare in the LGBTQ Community

  • Ohio Union, Ohio Staters, Inc. Founders Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

LGBTQ-discrimination is real, and it happens in Columbus. Katherine Ritter, a Ph.D. student in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, specializes in studying health disparities in the LGBTQ community, including their access to—or lack thereof—healthcare. Katherine will be sharing her research with Sex Week so that we can all understand the obstacles that the LGBTQ community must overcome. If you don’t consider yourself to be a member of the LGBTQ community, come anyway and bring a friend. Somewhere, sometime, you will know someone who will benefit from this information.

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Feb
14
4:00 PM16:00

Contraception Jeopardy with Planned Parenthood

They don’t call it Jeopardy for nothin’! Join us for a party (ha, get it?) to celebrate the many, many, contraceptives available to us in the 21st century. We are guessing you guys already have some facts in your brains, so brush up on your birth control knowledge and get ready to compete! Even if you don’t personally need contraceptives, we’re sure you know someone who does.

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Feb
14
12:00 PM12:00

STI Testing Marathon

We are ready to put our money where our mouth is and offer 8.5 hours of FREE STI testing on Valentine’s Day! Now that you’ve absorbed some of the infinite wisdom of Sex Week speakers, you know just how important it is to get tested regularly. Start now—just walk in to the Student Wellness Center between the hours of 12 and 8:30 PM!

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Feb
14
11:30 AM11:30

Don't Have Sex, Because You Will Get Pregnant and Die: Ohio Sex Ed

That phrase probably sounds familiar—and not just from Mean Girls. If you had sex education in Ohio, this might have been the main message from your teachers. Get the facts about sex education in our state from the Program Manager of Coalition for Sexual Health, Chelsea Varnum. Does abstinence education work? What are the rates of teen pregnancy like in Ohio? Come find out!

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Break the Sex Myth

Rachel Hills, author of “The Sex Myth,” will be at Ohio State to help us #breakthesexmyth! We’ll talk about pleasure, politics, relationships, and societal beliefs about sex and sexuality. Psst—the first 15 people will receive a free copy of Hills’ book!

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Feb
12
4:30 PM16:30

Violence and Assault

We are all adults here, and we all know that sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and gender-based violence happens too often. Luckily, Dr. Cecilia Mengo from the College of Social Work is teaming up with Sex Week to share her work and start a conversation about a topic that is very difficult to talk about.

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Feb
11
3:00 PM15:00

Resource Fair

Kick off Sex Week by learning about all the incredible resources available to you around Columbus. Don’t worry, not everything is sex-related! Stop by for some useful information, lots of free give-aways, free food, and to enter our Sex Week raffle!

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