Monthly on Thursday evenings
Location:Memorial Gym, Room 109
September 25: "Anatomy - Get to Know Your Bits and Pieces"
Join us as we get down to the very basics of anatomy by talking about all your different bits and pieces. Our special guest speaker, an educator from Planned Parenthood, will discuss names, locations, functions, and more!
October 23: "Anatomy Part 2 - A How-to for Your Bits and Pieces"
Dr. Erin Chapman will lead us into a deeper discussion of sexual anatomy, including the pleasures and potentials of what you can do with your bits and pieces!
November 13: "Don't Go It Alone - Hooking Up Safely"
Some of us are looking for fun without the commitment of a relationship. Julia Keleher of the LGBTQA Office will help facilitate a discussion on hooking up, from the funny to the risky, with tips on hooking up safely so everyone has fun.
January 29: "Let's Talk About IT"
This month's program will feature discussion with examples of how to talk about sex, how to ask questions about STDs, how to find out what your limits, and more!
February 19: "Flying Solo and Loving It"
March 26: "Bring Your Date Night"
April 23: TBA
A campus forum to promote discussion around issues of sexuality, reproductive health, birth control, social pressures, sexual practices, and risky behaviors.
- To create and support open and respectful interpersonal dialogues on touchy topics in a space where everyone can feel safe to ask questions and speak their mind.
- To join in exploration and myth-busting of what constitutes “normal,” and discover ways to do this comfortably, productively, and effectively.
- To allow for provocative, mind-opening, inclusive conversation about our sexual and reproductive health.
The campus community—but especially students—of all genders are welcome! Women and men need to engage in open, honest discussion with each other, their partners, and their health care providers about their reproductive systems and sexual health in order to challenge myths, get accurate information, and make healthy choices for themselves and their bodies. Got Sex?
aims to provide a safe and comfortable venue where we can share medically-accurate and non-judgmental information and start a series of conversations to improve our sexual care and health.
After attending Got Sex?, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of sexual health “norms,” both physiological and social; understand that “normal” is unique to each person.
- Develop the personal security, courage, and skills needed to challenge social taboos about sexuality-related issues for personal health and well-being.
In order to provide a safe, positive, and productive environment for all participants to share their thoughts, we provide the following ground rules to all attendees at the beginning of the program:
- What is shared in this room, stays in this room. Please be conscious that this is a safe space to share sometimes personal issues, and that outside this room may not always be safe. Please respect and keep the things others share confidential.
- Please be aware that when you are sharing, others are not. We welcome everyone to share their thoughts, concerns, and questions, but please allow others an equal opportunity to speak and share their perspective.
- To keep this a safe space for all, please refrain from passing judgment on others with your comments.
- Please try to use ‘I’ statements and speak directly from your own experiences. Be conscious not to speak on behalf of others who are or are not present.
Sexual assault and relationship violence victims and survivors can have a different experience as it relates to the topics we discuss. Since nationally, 1 out of every 4 women on a college campus will be or has been sexually assaulted, some participants may not relate to the conversation the ways others will. This is normal, as everyone has different ways they react to and heal from sexual assault and relationship violence—no one way is “right.” A trained advocate is present at each session to guide the discussion to include the voices and experiences of those who have suffered sexual abuse and assault.
The Got Sex?
forum organizers are:Vandal Health Education; the Women’s Center
; Dr. Erin Chapman
; UI VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood
; the LGBTQA Office
; Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho
, HIV Programs
, Eclectica, and Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse
. For questions, concerns, and suggestions for new program topics, please call the Women's Center's Assistant Director for Programs, Bekah MillerMacPhee, at (208) 885-2777 or email her