Gwendolyn Rosen ’15 writes in:
The second event of the Social Death and Survival: Race/Sex/Gender/Vulnerability Series.
Come to continue discussing social death with Dr. Lisa Marie Cacho’s lecture, “Lawful Injustice: Punishing ‘Status Crimes’ Without Penalty.” Dr. Cacho is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is the author of “Social Death: Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected.”
Date: Thursday, March 26th
Time: 4:15-5:30 PM
Place: PAC 001
Herpes is on the rise on campus! Protect yourself and have fun with FREE safer sex supplies at WesWell!
Date and Time: Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 10am-2:00pm
Place: WesWell Office of Health Education (back of Davison Health Center)
LUNCH: TUESDAY – THURSDAY 12:00- 12:50.
DINNER: MONDAY-THURSDAY 5:00-6:45 (TO-GO SERVICE 6:45-700)
FIRST THREE FRESHMEN EAT FREE!!!
DINNER- Greens w/Charred Tomato vin. Moroccan Spice Rubbed Chicken or Tofu w/Roasted Cauliflower, Couscous & Tomato, Cucumber, Feta Salad
DES- Carrot Cake
Willa Sexman ’15 sent you a sext:
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)edu about your group to get on the list!
Interested in sex? Artistic things? Possibly both? Come to the interest meeting for Unlocked, Wesleyan’s one and only arts and sexuality magazine. We’re looking for models, poets, photographers, erotica writers, illustrators, sexologists, essayists, and everyone in between. Come share your thoughts about sex at Wes and talk about the future of Unlocked!
Date: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Place: 41 Wyllys Rm. 114
The annual quest for sexual health knowledge and prizes is back THIS THURSDAY in Usdan during lunch!
Different groups will have tables set up with sexy activities and free swag!
Take sexy photos, learn about consent from ASHA, play a matching game with WesKink, learn about the senses of sex with the PHAs, learn intervention strategies from WE Speak WE Stand, and more.
Visit all of the stations to be entered to win a FREE HIGH END SEX TOY!
Come join us, sexy folks!
Date: Thurs, April 24
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
From Willa Beckman ’15:
This new and exciting workshop hosted by the Peer Health Advocates focuses on trying new things and getting more of what you want from sex. Sophia and Laura from Babeland will go over pleasure-based anatomy for all bodies, hot communication tips (like dirty talk!), and expanding your sexual repertoire with our range of tips and techniques covering oral sex, anal sex, the G-spot, squirting, and sex toys.
There will be an assortment of vibrators, other sex toys, and lube available after the workshop and students get a 10% discount so bring some cash or a credit card!
Date: Wed, April 23
Time: 6:30- 8 p.m.
Place: Shanklin 107
Meghan Nayyar ’16 and Unlocked want to know about your sex life:
Unlocked wants to know about your thoughts on sex for our upcoming magazine so take the 2014 Sex Survey!
Date: Now til April 6th
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!
Tristan Taormino ’93 lecturing on her college book tour. All images c/o Taormino.
The editors of The Village Voice wanted someone to write about sex. Dan Savage’s weekly advice column “Savage Love” was gaining popularity and had outgrown its place in the back of the paper, alongside 900 numbers and ads for escorts. Sex needed a new section.
They convened a meeting. The late Don Forst, editor-in-chief at the time, asked if anyone had a writer in mind. One editor suggested the “Adventure Girl” columnist from the lesbian feminist publication On Our Backs. Was that the same woman who wrote that book on anal sex, another editor asked. A third wanted to know if she used to run her own ‘zine.
All three had in mind the same person: Tristan Taormino ’93, author, feminist pornographer, and now, sex columnist. They brought her into the Village Voice offices.
“They said they had one concern: Is there really that much to write about sex? Can you keep that going for a while?” Taormino said. “And of course, I kept it going for almost a decade.
“My answer then, and proves to be, yes.”
As Taormino has shaped her career, her brand of feminism has promoted realistic views of sex and sexuality by keeping politics and ethics at the forefront of her work. She had to carve her own path, but in doing so, she paved the way for dynamic change.