The PHA’s invite you to join Megan Andelloux for a two hour-long interactive lecture on developing our sexual self-understanding: from becoming comfortable with what you want to learning how to communicate those desires to your partners. You’ll learn more about understanding and entertaining your own wants and needs, what other people are into, masturbation techniques (fundamental to exploring your sexuality!), and verbal and nonverbal communication tools. A special focus will be given on how to either give enthusiastic consent or turn people down.
Anonymous questions will be taken from audience members and answered during the presentation, so come with queries in hand! There will be free-goodie-giveaways!
Date: Thursday, November 15 Time: 7 pm (but come early to guarantee yourself a seat) Place: Crowell Concert Hall Cost: Free
Lydia Rex ’14 and Roxy Capron ’14write in to invite you to a film screening of Miss Representation, sponsored by Rho Epsilon Pi and the Peer Health Advocates, this Thursday in Shanklin 107 at 8 p.m. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
A message from the organizers:
In the media and political frenzy about this war on women, we feel it’s important to reaffirm our belief that men and women should be judged for their actions and words, rather than for how we look. Our hope in screening the film on campus remains that we can draw out and address the ways in which we undervalue women at Wesleyan and our communities at large. And thus, we can move forward to a world that does not discriminate on the basis of gender. The screening will be followed by a group discussion of the issues presented in the film.
Get psyched for SEXQUEST, a quest for sexual health knowledge and goodies!
Participate in activities like the condom balloon toss, and collect prizes at each of the stations scattered around Foss Hill. Students who visit all eight activities will receive an additional prize, and are entered into a drawing to win a high end sex toy, such as this, this, or this.
Sex can be fun!!! :D
Date: this Friday, April 27th, 2012
Time: Noon to 3pm
Place: All over Foss Hill! (rain location: inside Usdan)
Come view fourteen international short films that address issues with body image and the media. Runtime is approximately 80 minutes. Then stay after the films for an open discussion with Ruth Striegel. Dinner will be provided!
This event is hosted by the PHAs through Feel Good, Look Good. Our aim is to raise awareness about society and the media’s influence on beauty ideals and its promotion of unrealistic and unhealthy body image. We hope to redefine beauty as more than physical appearance and promote lasting self-esteem and confidence.
Man, the Peer Health Advocates are really looking out for ya’ll. Check it:
Some of you might have exciting plans for winter break! And for some of you, those exciting plans might including stocking up on safer sex supplies before you leave campus for a few weeks. The Peer Health Advocates want to remind you of all the safer sex supplies and resources WesWell has to offer FOR YOUR FREE TAKING! Come by whenever we’re open, and grab what you need.
We carry external condoms, internal condoms, dental dams, and both water-based and silicone-based lubricant. We do have glycerin-free lubricants and condoms, as well as latex-free condoms. Brands we have in stock include: Durex, Trojan, Crown, Beyond Seven, ONE, Kimono, Lifestyles, Pink, Gun Oil, Slipper Stuff, and more. For a detailed list and description of what we have, click here.
Safer sex supplies are located against both sides of the wall behind the entrance of WesWell. (When you walk in, just turn around and look on both sides.)
WesWell is located on the first floor of the Davison Health Center (327 High Street), on the side of the building by the Malcolm X House. Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am.m to 5:00 p.m. The resource library and safer sex supplies may be accessed whenever Health Services is open.
Take a quick naptime study break with the Peer Health Advocates! We’ll wake you up at the end of two hours, leaving you refreshed and ready to tackle that next absurd chunk of writing. We have yoga mats for napping but feel free to bring your blankets and pillows. Bedtime stories provided!
Date: Monday, December 12th Time: 3-5pm Place: Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center
Finals got you stressing? Not sleeping as much as you need to? Seriously debating the pro’s/con’s of directly injecting caffeine into your bloodstream? Well, you might want to reconsider that 5th cup of coffee after reading these lovely sleep tidbits sent in by our amazing and dedicated Peer Health Advocates.
For more advice and information on sleep, stop by WesWell or set up an appointment with a Health Educator at WesWell.
Sleep Fun Facts:
Most adults need between 7.5 and 9 hours of sleep per night – typically we should feel wide-awake and energetic all day without a significant midday drop in alertness.
Light is the most powerful cue affecting sleep: darkness triggers the release of melatonin, a hormone that brings on sleep.
It takes one hour of sleep to pay for every two hours of wakefulness.
A well rested person takes 15 to 20 minutes to fall asleep.
Brief naps taken daily are far healthier than sleeping in or taking very long naps on the weekend.