Join poet-activist Rachel McKibbens for an interactive poetry event and healing arts movement designed to empower survivors of sexual assault. Following the poetry performance, there will be an art therapy and writing workshop where survivors are invited to contribute to an ongoing cross-country poem & art installation, praising their own brilliant & immutable voices.
You can read more about Rachel and the project here.
The event is open to survivors of sexual violence and all who want to help make Wes a true community of care.
The Outlast Project is being presented in conjunction with WesWell’s Sexual Health Awareness Week. Be sure to check out their other events!
Brought to you by WestCo, WeSlam, ASHA, and WesWell
Sex things are great! Ten thousand emails a week are overwhelming! Let’s do more sex things with fewer emails!
Message wbeckman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu to be added to the WeSex listserv and get a weekly email on all sex (and health and queer) things at Wesleyan. Updates from ASHA, the PHAs, the SART Intern, We Speak We Stand, SFCC, Take Back The Night, the Clinic Escorts, Unlocked, and QueerWes will be combined and sent out in one (really just one I promise!) message letting you know all of the things going on during the week, how to get involved, and where to get free condoms and sex toys.
Involved in a sex-related group that isn’t part of WeSex? Email wbeckman(at)wesleyan(dot)eduabout your group to get on the list!
If you’re interested in teaching sexual health workshops to Connecticut high school students, come to ASHA’s (Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness) first meeting to learn more about our new plans for the year! Newcomers and old members are all welcome — e-mail emoody[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions or if you want more information.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, you now have access to many vital health care services such as STI testing, wellness check-ups, annual Pap smears, and sexual or relationship violence screening/counseling. All with no co-pay (meaning that you don’t have to pay fees)! The services are included in your plan and available at Davison Health Center!
If you want more information, ASHA will be tabling in Usdan on Tuesday 4/8 and Wednesday 4/9 from 11AM-1PM. Also, please help us out by participating in ASHA’s survey on sexual health at Wes!
It’s Friday/Valentine’s Day! You know what that means? Time to get that sweet sweet consensual lovin’ on! (Though let’s be fair, it should always be that time). We wanted to take this time to remind everyone about access to protection on campus, so we asked Willa Beckman ’15, who works for WesWell, a few questions:
Students can get condoms for free on campus?? What’s the deal with that?
Yes! Students can get SO MANY CONDOMS FOR FREE ON CAMPUS. We have a whole wall of condoms in the WesWell office at Davison Health Center. Come by and grab some! Also, if you work for reslife, you should come pick up one of our pre-made goodie bags to keep your residents protected all the time!
If you would like free condoms/lube/snacks and more information about ASHA (Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness), come to our first meeting this Tuesday, September 17 at 9 pm! ASHA teaches sexual health workshops in local high schools and runs events on campus to promote sexual health awareness. If you can’t make the meeting or want more info, e-mail emoody[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Coming at you from the world’s sexiest peer health educator, Jeanne McPhee ’13:
The annual quest for sexual health knowledge and prizes comes at you tomorrow at lunch in Usdan.
Race a buddy in a condom race, learn how to guard yourself from stalkers, and take photos using sexy consent phrases. Along the way, collect prizes and give-a-ways from each of the tables scattered around Usdan. If you visit all of the stations, you will be entered into a drawing to win a high end sex toy likethis, this, orthis!
Come join us, you sexy folk you.
Date: Thursday, April 25 Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Place: Usdan Tables
Join us this December 1 for a screening of “The Other City” in honor of World AIDS Day.
Not far from the White House, the Capitol, and the National Mall lies a part of Washington, DC that the tourists never see and the mainstream media virtually ignores. At least three percent of DC is HIV positive, a staggering rate higher than parts of Africa. Behind all the stories of heartbreak, loss, and struggle there are also the incredible, encouraging stories of the people behind grassroots movements to extend education, combat stigmas, and spread hope.
Come, watch, eat free Typhoon dinner, and remember to wear red!
Date: Saturday, December 1 Time: 6-8 p.m. Place: Shanklin 107 Cost: FREE (and you get Typhoon dinner) FB Event.
From favorite life-sized Barbie doll Willa Beckman ’15:
E-mail wbeckman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu to be added to the WeSex listserve and get a weekly message on all things relating to sex at Wesleyan! Updates from ASHA, the PHAs, the SART Intern, SFCC, Unlocked, and the Clinic Escorts will be combined and sent out in one compact message letting you know all of the things going on during week, how to get involved, and where to get free condoms and vibrators!
Involved in a sex-related group that isn’t part of WeSex? E-mail wbeckman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu about your group to get on the list!
Wesleyan student groups have a history of advocating for sexual health causes in the form of viral YouTubespots, so here’s the latest and greatest: “Wesleyan Is Serious About Sex,” a video by Susanna Banks ’13 and Taylor Morales ’13 to aid ASHA’s campaign for free STI testing at Wesleyan. The video involves PG-13 depictions of heavy petting in the Olin stacks (nice panning shots!) and liberal usage of Tommy James’ “I Think We’re Alone Now,” so keep it away from your grandma.
Its purpose? To spread a Google Doc petition lobbying the University to “provide free testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections at Davison Health Center.” As Banks explains it,
Wesleyan students are serious about sex. Let’s be serious about our sexual health, and DEMAND FREE STI TESTING! Currently getting tested for sexually transmitted infections at Davison Health Center can cost up to $100, creating a financial barrier for many students. Williams, Bowdin, and Colby offer free testing to their students—why don’t we?
Please watch our video and fill out the google form explaining to the University why you think it is important to have free testing. And of course, don’t forget to GYT—get yourself tested!
What say you? Should the university be expected to provide free STI testing for students?
ASHA has, in the past, provided the service at Green Street Arts Center and Eclectic. This year, there is no such option. For some figures, pricing for individual STI tests at Davison varies heavily—from no charge for public lice, scabies, and HPV (genital warts) tests to $150 for a Herpes blood test. Click past the jump for a full chart via Davison’s website.