Katie McLaughlin ’15 proposes a peaceful and pleasant way to make it through the next month of winter:
This February, the Peer Health Advocates (PHAs) at Wesleyan are putting together a month of mindfulness. This will consist of four Wednesday night classes (from 6:30-7:30 PM) led by community members and Wesleyan faculty. Each class will give students a brief introduction to different aspects of mindfulness, such as meditation, self-awareness, yoga, etc. In addition to these classes, there will be various events around campus focusing on Mindfulness such as mindful hikes with the outing club, a gratitude yoga workshop with WesBAM and more. People who register are assured a spot and those who attend all four classes will receive a mindfulness gift and a free yoga class.
PHAs will be tabling in Usdan tomorrow from 12:00-1:00 and you can sign up there or using the link below.
Please email Katie at kmclaughlin(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you have any questions. Sign up now!
Date: The entire month of February
Time: The entire month of February
Place: Fayerweather Theater Room
From favorite life-sized Barbie doll Willa Beckman ’15:
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
, 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!
From the ever-amazing Peer Health Advocates:
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)
From Tanya Purdy, Director of WesWell:
Unspeakable Acts and Know the Line is a series of skits addressing sexual assault, relationship violence and alcohol issues that WesWELL sponsors during New Student Orientation. This peer theatre piece was first performed at Wesleyan in 2002. The performance is a powerful introduction to sexual violence and alcohol use on campus and provides a starting point for further discussion for these difficult but important topics. Each year, the performers have put their own unique stamp on the piece(s) they perform, to make changes that help the audience understand the issues more clearly, and even add new skits.
From Willa Beckman ’15:
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.
- Date: Wednesday, March 7th (Tomorrow)
- Time: 7:30PM-10:00PM
- Place: Shanklin 107
- Facebook: Here
List of Films after the Cut:
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.
From the same group that brought you these helpful sleep tips:
Studying making you sleepy?
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
Place: Woodhead Lounge, Exley Science Center
This made me sleepy posting it.
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.
OH SNAP OH MEGAN IS COMING BACK.
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
WHERE DO I RSVP FOR MY FREE SEX TOY???: Right here!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Friday April 22nd
Location: Exley 150