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That’s right! The PHAs present Oh Megan’s Orchestrating Orgasms, a new workshop just for Wesleyan students! Not just is this workshop bound to be absolutely amazing, but Megan will be bringing vibrators and lube for the number of people that RSVP on facebook and show up early to the event! Come out on World AIDS Day to support keeping Wes safe and sexy!

Freud talked to us about the appropriate “types,” pop culture magazines scream from the shelves that we could be having better ones, and many people experience deep guilt in their quest to experience them. Still, what actually ARE orgasms? For something so celebrated, very few individuals can give a straight definition; people are seemingly just supposed to be grateful if they have them!

The simultaneous mystery and ubiquity of “The Big O” has created a fascination with orgasms, but hasn’t provided a perfect answer to the big questions people ask about them. Fortunately, Oh Megan is here to help!

In this captivating workshop, you will learn about the biological, psychological and sociological issues surrounding orgasms. What types of orgasms are there? How can one have more orgasms? Why do they feel so good? Why do some people struggle to have them? With the use of images, participation, videos, and genital models, Orchestrating Orgasms will bring down the house in a perfect symphony.

Date: Thursday, December 1st, 2011
Time: 7PM (although we recommend you show up early!)
Place: Exley 150

Become a Peer Health Advocate!



Are you interested in safer sex and responsible drinking? Do you enjoy displaying your prowess with condoms? Do you just really like talking and doing things? How do you feel about working with puppies?

If you responded positively to any (or all!) of the above, you might consider becoming a Peer Health Advocate!

Winners of last semester’s Study Sex College Tour (and $3,000 worth of sex toys), WesWell’s peer health education group works to make Wesleyan a healthier and less stressful place, one tenga egg at a time. Intrigued? Find out more.

Online applications can be found here, and are due September 30th.




Sexpo, uh I mean, The Sexual Health Expo is back this Friday April 22nd! The Peer Health Advocates and WesWell want you to stop by the Exley lobby from 12-4 to learn about sexual health, promoting healthy relationships, disease and pregnancy prevention, sexual violence prevention, current political issues related to sexual and reproductive rights, and more. There will be fun interactive displays and workshops and the chance to win lots of nifty prizes. If you are part of a group that deals with sexual health in any way and want a table, contact weswell@wesleyan.edu.

    Date: Friday April 22nd
    Location: Exley 150
    Time: 12-4
    Cost: FREE!!!

Apply to Be a Peer Health Advocate

From Alyssa Bogdanow ’11:

The Peer Health Advocates from WesWELL are accepting applications for new members through Friday, December 3rd. Apply if you want to make Wesleyan a healthier place! For more information, please visit the Weswell website or email the PHA leaders (phaleader(at)wesleyan(dot)edu). The online application can be found here.

Sixth Annual Sexual Health Expo & Fornication 101 by Megan Andelloux

Convened each year by WesWELL, the goal of the Sexual Health Expo is to promote sexual health and responsibility and increase student knowledge of campus health resources. A variety of issues are addressed, including promoting healthy relationships, disease and pregnancy prevention, sexual violence prevention, current political issues related to sexual and reproductive rights, and more.

We have a full day of events planned:

11:30am – Sexpo begins! Come to see displays organized by the PHAs, Davison Health Center, Planned Parenthood, Clinic Escorts, Take Back the Night, and more. Oh and don’t forget to take a picture with our giant genitalia models!
1:00pm – Talk With Me Baby Workshop
2:30pm – Wessex Workshop
4:00pm – Sexpo ends

Then at 4:15 you can go to WesKink’s How to Engage in Sex Positive Kink and/or BDSM Workshop:

In our workshop participants will learn how to start safely exploring their kinkier sides. First, participants will receive a brief introduction to what safe BDSM means. We’ll walk through general rules and resources for finding safe information, toys, and partners. Afterwards participants will get a chance to create their own negotiation checklists and practice partner negotiations. Come with questions! We’ll try our best to answer them at the end of the workshop, and if we can’t, chances are pretty good that we know where to send you to find them.

Place: Exley 139

And… perhaps the most exciting of all:

7:00pmMEGAN ANDELLOUX will be running a Better Sex Workshop in Judd 116. She’s the expert on EVERYTHING sex. Check out her website. Whether you come to ask questions, hear her speak or purchase some sex toys, just make sure you get there!

Facebook event here. Invite your friends!

Date: Friday, March 26th
Time: 11:30am – 4pm; 7pm
Place: Exley Lobby, Judd 116

Time and Stress Management Workshop

From Alyssa Bogdanow ‘11:

Need a few creative ideas to get through your midterms and papers with ease and flair?


(co-run by the Peer Health Advocates and SARN Peer Advisors)

What people have said over the years about the workshop:

“Then we’re going to South Dakota, and Michigan, and the time and stress management workshop, then we’re going to Washington, D.C. to take back the White House! Yeeeeeeee-aaaah!” – Howard Dean, 2004

“You know, they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull… a time and stress management workshop, and lipstick!” – Sarah Palin, 2008

“Yo peer advisors/peer health advocates, no disrespect, and I’m gonna let you finish, but Beyoncé went to this workshop and now she’s the best student of all time. OF ALL TIME.”  – Kanye West, 2009

Questions? Email abogdanow(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Date: Sunday, Oct. 18th
Time: 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge

Alcohol and Drug Use at Wes: Submit your Story

Jaimie Huntly ’10 writes:

Help the Peer Health Advocates put together the orientation program for Alcohol and Other Drug issues pertaining to Wesleyan students. Randy Haveson will not be returning for orientation next year so we need your help in submitting content from which these new skits will be developed. All submissions are completely anonymous and the story you provide does not have to be your own personal experience, it can be a friend’s or something you heard while at Wesleyan. Specific experiences and general observations are both appreciated!
Click here to submit your story!

Massages/Stress Management Workshop at Woodhead

stressFrom Alyssa Bogdanow ’11:

Stressed out? Feeling overwhelmed? Come to a Time & Stress Management workshop! This workshop, co-run by the Peer Health Advocates and Peer Advisors, will give you helpful time and stress management techniques, tailored to the busy college lifestyle. You’ll come away from the workshop feeling relaxed and ready to take on all you have to do… as well as having received a massage!

Please bring a towel or yoga mat so you don’t have to lie on the ground during your massage.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
Time: 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge

Sexual Health Art Show Sign-Up

The Sexual Health Art Show is a new addition to this year’s Sexual Health Exposition happening in Exley Science Center on March 27th. Artwork can be of any form and material and will be displayed during the Expo.

The best piece will be chosen by students and the winner will receive $100 to Typhoon Restaurant! Sign-up is open to all students and is happening now through March 8th!

For more details about the Art Show click here and sign up today!

Become a Peer Health Advocate

Lisa Currie, Director of Health Education, writes:

The Peer Health Advocates from WesWELL are taking applications for new members through Friday, Oct. 24. If you want to help make Wesleyan a healthier place, apply before Fall Break. Learn more about what the PHAs do and complete the online application by visiting the WesWELL website.

If you have questions, contact one of the PHA Team Leaders, or get in touch with Lisa at lcurrie@wes or ext. 2466.