Today kicks off Sexual Health Awareness Week (SHAW) at UC Berkeley! SHAW is a super sexy and sex positive event held each fall semester that uses fun, games, and humor to promote awareness of sex, sexuality, and sexual health issues and concerns.
SHAW’s theme this year is Birds Do It. Bees Do It. Bears Do It. As many of my readers know, I have been working super hard with a group of sex positive librarians to put on a sex ed exhibition, Birds Do It. Bees Do It: A century of sex (mis) education in the USA. I thought I’d be clever and plan SHAW to happen simultaneously with the official exhibition opening reception on Wednesday, October 1st. It doesn’t hurt that I’m one of the featured speakers at the reception. I’m just saying…
This year’s event will not disappoint. Wednesday, October 1st, 11:30 – 4:30pm, is our main event on Memorial Glade! There will be several tables with sexual health information, educational games with sexy prizes, and opportunities for you to share what you would like to see as far as sexual health education on the UC Berkeley campus. The infamous SHEP penis will be out in full erect – I mean effect – ready to pose for pics with you and your friends. Free safer sex supply samples will be available. Community partners such as the Center for Sex and Culture, Good Vibrations, and STD Triage will be there. Check out what else we’ve scheduled for you:
9/29 – 10/3 Daily: Random Acts of Sexiness. Our lovely Sex 101: Topics in Sexual Health as well as our Sex and Disability decal students will be all over campus offering fellow bears condoms…Roll on you bears! For times and exact locations check fb.com/SHEPSexperts.
9/29 Monday: Student Sexual Health Educator Panel. Sexual Health Education Program (SHEP) Sexperts will be sharing a little about why they do what they do and answer questions from those of you considering doing it too. Pun so intended. Cum join us in 83 Dwinelle from 6:30-7:30.
9/30 Tuesday: Student Sex and Disability Panel – Are Cripples Screwed? If you want to know the answer and learn more about sex and disability you’ll have to come to the panel! This sexy panel is going down at the Tang Center in the Class of ’42. We’re not too far for sexy people to come!
10/1 Wednesday: Professional Sexual Health Educator Panel. Panelists include Carol Queen from the Center for Sex and Culture & Good Vibrations; Nicole G. from Huckleberry; and Tang Center Health Educators, Alicia Harris for sexual assault prevention and me, the Sex Goddess, representing college sexual health and Black sexual health! This is a great event and opportunity for any bears who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of sexual health education and/or who would simply like to chat with leaders in the field and learn more about sex, sexuality, and sexual health from various professional perspectives. This sexy panel will be 6:30 – 7:30 in 102 Latimer.
Before this sexy panel begins, don’t forget to stop by the opening reception of Birds Do It, Bees Do It… to hear about the evolution of sexual health (mis)education from History Professor, Thomas Laqueur, Dr. Malcom Potts, and me your campus Sexologist and Sex Goddess. The reception will be held in the Morrison Library in Doe Library, Wednesday, October 1st , 4:30-6pm. Light refreshments, sexy talk, and sexhibition!?! It gets no better! Certainly hope to see you there! Until next time…
Keep it safe and sexy,
Ms. Robin, the Sex Goddess
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My birthday recently passed -yay for living 3+ decades. All I wanted to do was go to New York. So, go to NY, I did! When most folks set their sites on NY it’s usually to party, visit the statue of liberty, and since 9/11 visit the memorial. As you’ve probably figured out by now, I’m different. I’ve wanted to go to NY ever since learning the Museum of Sex (MoSex) was there.
Visiting MoSex was awesome! MoSex is a tri-level museum with a store located on the bottom. The theme of the first level was digital sex. The items on display included the complete transcript between Anthony Weiner and one of the women he was sexting with, a row of red phones each with a different persons sexual experiences recorded, and digital images of various male and female anatomy. There was one display that took up an entire wall. It was the top 100 sex related searches on the internet. I must say that I was intrigued by some of the searches like “Granny” sex. I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t want to see anyone’s grandmother having sex. But let me not yuck that yum.
The second floor was split into 2 rooms. One room was mostly dedicated to the life and work of William Kent. Other items included sculptures made out of wood and black onyx like rock. My favorite was a huge wooden penis that looked like it belongs to a robot. Several 70s era framed posters filled a small section of the room. Cunt love was popular in the 70s! The other room was all about cross-species sex. There were displays of animals who have sex for pleasure as well as homosexual sex, and oral sex. My favorite display in the room was a statue of a bonobo monkey with a placard explaining that he was soliciting sex for money. Well actually he was attempting to exchange sex for bananas. I couldn’t help but laugh.
The final room was a small selection of their regular exhibit. The room was actually a bit bare with only a few sculptures on one side of the wall. The other side was filled with a condom sculpture that appeared to bend in whatever direction you were looking at it from, and postcards. There was a set of “Real Dolls” hanging near the back of the wall. On my way out there was wall of derrieres , a picture of all the disney characters having what looked like an orgy at Disneyland, and vintage porn pictures to top it off! The best part is that I have pictures of it all! Until next Saturday…
Keep It Safe ‘n Sexy,
Ms. Robin, the Sex Goddess