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Let’s Talk About the Big “O” - A Conversation About Orgasms

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Event Date: February 14, 2018 - 2 p.m.
Location: Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3215

Join Health Education and Wellness Promotion Specialist Craig Bidiman as he hosts a weekly real talk chat about various topics concerning both sexual health and mental health! All are welcome! Bring your lunch and hang out!  Earn points by attending!

ALL talks will be held in the Point Lounge on the third floor of the Campus Center, except for the one on 4/11, when the film showing will be held on the second floor of the Campus Center, in Room 2545.
The talks will begin at 2 p.m. each Wednesday!

The dates/topics are as follows:

February 7:
Emotional Wellness Talk: Avoiding Burnout

Do life and school ever feel like too much to handle? Come chat with us about how to avoid burning yourself out.

February 14:
Sex Talk: The Big “O”

According to sexologist Carol Queen, “Orgasm is experienced in the brain, not the body part that was stimulated to get you there.” Join us for a chat about orgasm facts and myths.

February 21:
Emotional Wellness Talk: DIY Stress Relievers

Let’s chill out and make our own stress relievers like stress balls and putty to take to class, home, or wherever you may go throughout the day.

February 28:
Emotional Wellness Talk: Eating Disorders

Twenty percent of college students have had an eating disorder. Join our guests from the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center to learn how eating disorders impact college students and what resources are available.

March 21:
Sex Talk: Porn & Sex Myths

A lot of people turn to porn for information about sex even if they know it is not realistic. We’ll chat about porn and debunk some common myths about sex.

March 28:
Emotional Wellness Talk: Men & Mental Health

More than 6 million men in the U.S. struggle with depression. And often, depression and other mental health issues go undiagnosed. Let’s have a discussion about mental health resources and supports for men.

April 4:
Sex Talk: Consent & Sexual Assault

Learn what constitutes consent and how to obtain and maintain it.  Get resources and options available for those who have experienced sexual assault, harassment, or stalking.

April 11 (Location: Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Room 2545):
Emotional Wellness Talk: The Anonymous People

Join us for a screening and conversation about The Anonymous People, a feature documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

April 18
Sex Talk: Sex & Culture

More than half the world does NOT kiss romantically. Join us for a conversation about how sexual values, beliefs, and practices vary across cultures.

April 25:
Sex Talk: Bystander Intervention

Learn how to help prevent violence like bullying, sexual harassment, and sexual assault, by noticing when something inappropriate or harmful is happening and knowing options for taking action.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.