February 13-17 is Sexual Responsibility Week at Arkansas Tech University. Various sex education workshops will be held on campus to educate students about making responsible decisions about sex as part of the Contraceptive Campaign.
Becky Gray, director of Health Services, spoke about the goal of Sexual Responsibility Week. “The Health and Wellness Center hopes that students will understand the importance of being responsible with their sexual health. We want to answer any questions students may have surrounding sexual health while giving them the tools and resources they need to make responsible decisions.”
These workshops offer valuable information on how to be smart and stay safe.
Schedule of Events:
Monday, February 13: “Sex in the Dark” workshop, Doc Bryan room 242, 3-4 p.m. This workshop will allow you to ask a professional nurse all your sexual health questions in a confidential setting.
Tuesday, February 14: “Be your own Valentine” workshop, Chambers Dining Hall, 11 a.m-1 p.m. This event helps you embrace the idea of loving yourself before loving others.
Wednesday, February 15: Dr. Jenn’s “Sexual Health for the 21st Century”, Doc Bryan Lecture Hall, 7 p.m. Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, sociologist and sexologist, is a frequent speaker about sexual empowerment, healthy relationships, body image, sexual health, women’s empowerment & nurturing, and mindfulness. She has presented two TEDx Talks, is a writer on sex and relationships, and a recurring intimacy expert on the San Diego morning news. This interactive lecture delves into the basic physical aspects of STDs/STIs and what is most important to know about symptoms. Then the program explores the “bigger picture” around sex and sexuality, including the varied reasons why people have sex, fears around sex, emotional factors, gender learnings, and sexual fun facts to keep things light and fun! Way beyond the physical aspects of sexual health, this lecture explores the mental, emotional, social, and spiritual components that get to the heart of sexual health.
Thursday, February 16: Rapid HIV Screening Baz-Tech 203 & 204, 1-4 p.m. Free HIV testing and consultation for students with rapid results in 20 minutes.
Friday, February 17: Unplanned Pregnancy and STI Workshop, Baz-Tech 203, 2-3 p.m. Discuss ways of preventing and coping with unplanned pregnancy.
All students are encouraged to attend the workshops.
“We want students to be educated and well informed about all aspects that surround their sexual health including sexually transmitted infections/diseases, unplanned pregnancy, healthy relationships, effective communication, and the services that the Health Center and the local community provides them in regards to their sexual health,” says Gray.