NO-vember like SEX-vember!

Hello readers! This is Misha again, and I am going to update you onĀ  what’s been happening in the Women’s Center this month!

November was themed as Sex-Vember as our events catered to sexuality, sexual health and sex education….

To start the month we partnered with FAB (‘Fords Against Boredom) to host FAB Quizzo! This had a great turn out. The middle round of questions focused on sexual health and the WC gave a way a slamming bonus prize: $50 gift card to Milkboy!

Next up…. There were TWO workshops held by Juicy Justine (sex educator), Rough Sex for Beginners and a Pleasure workshop. These events turned out to be Tri-Co as the crowd expanded and with students from not only Haverford but also those from Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore!

Here are some photos from Justine’s Rough Sex Workshop::

People poured into the Multicultural Center

People poured into the Multicultural Center

Justine gave a very informative lecture for the first half of the workshopJustine gave a very informative lecture for the first half of the workshop

A willing volunteer...

…followed by some demonstrations with willing volunteers!

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From our point of view as a staff and judging by the audience’s responses, the night was a GREAT SUCCESS! We are happy that we help to provide an event that was both fun and educational (note Karina and Cara’s huge grins)!

Later in the week, world renowned poet and activist, Stacey Ann Chin performed in Founder’s Common Room. When Chin read her excerpts from her new book ‘The Other Side of Paradise’, the audience was taken back in time to Jamaica in the 70′s as Chin spun tales of a young biracial (Black and Asian) woman exploring her racial, gender and queer identities. Hopefully Chin was make a reappearance at Haverford soon!

The following week we held a Sex Toy Raffle in the Dining Center. This was also an educational moment for the student body. The raffle was free and the toys were arranged in themed baskets according to sexuality and ranging from edible goodies like Pasta to G-Spot stimulators. The winners of the raffle will be announced on November 22nd!

Our last event was SpeakOUT a pluralism-style, safe space to speak about rape & sexual assault. This biannual event is open to the whole community, survivors, and allies to talk about their personal sentiments on these topics.

AND THAT FRIENDS, concludes Sexvember! It was a great month, with well attended events, excellent guest speakers and a moment for the campus to focus on sex education.

See you next month with more themes and events!

love,

WC Staff

About Misha Baker '10

Hey everyone! I am a junior at HC and have received summer funding to do research on reggae in the Czech Republic. During my time there I will interview various members of the underground reggae scene and blog about my experiences. I also plan to do some travelling around the Czech Republic and will comment on my experiences with Czech society!
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