Northridge- The Pride Center of the University Student Union (USU) is excited to host a week full of fun programs and activities intended to open up the dialogue and silence the stigma of all things sex during Sex Week. Starting Monday, March 2 to Thursday, March 5, the Pride Center will be holding various informational panels and provocative discussions that seek to help you create a healthy relationship with your own body and queer sexuality. This compelling event welcomes the CSUN LGBTQIA+ community and their allies to talk all about sex in a safe and inclusive environment. All Matadors are invited to attend these empowering workshops and entertaining programs to be held at various locations in the USU. “The Pride Center understands that it can be difficult for students to know about all of the resources they have available to them for this hot topic called sex,” said Alex Aquino, Pride Center Student Assistant. “Talking about sex can be uncomfortable. That’s why our goal for this event is to provide a welcoming environment for students to learn more about sexual health without fearing judgment from others.”
During Sex Week, students can check out intriguing events each day in the USU. On Monday, March 2, Matadors can visit the Sexual Health Resource Fair, “Get Your Freak On”, in the Plaza del Sol from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants can learn about important resources at the USU, on the CSUN campus and in the community. Student organizations will be tabling and distributing information about sexual health.
Students can finish the first day with an evening interactive workshop called “Love Your Body”. From 5 to 7 p.m. in the Flintridge Room of the East Conference Center, attendees can challenge beauty standards and have a genuine conversation about loving ones’ body and practicing positive self-worth.
On Tuesday, March 3, come break the stigma of sex work with the discussion panel event “Understanding Sex Work with Scarlett” from 5 to 7 p.m. A professional domme will share her experience as a sex worker and demonstrate the different tools she uses in her work.
On Wednesday, March 4 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Sex Week continues with “Let’s Have a Sex Talk” with Dr. Bobbie Emetu and Dr. Stacy Missari in the Pride Center. The CSUN Department of Public Health and Department of Sociology presentation will focus on what love and safe sex mean in the age of PrEP and STD prevention. Then on Wednesday evening, students can show off their stage moves and singing skills at “Kinky Karaoke Night” from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Games Room, located across from Student Recreation Center main entrance.
On Thursday, March 5, Sex Week will conclude with a dynamic presentation on “Female Orgasm” by Sex Discussed Here from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Grand Salon. Come and experience this engaging presentation that combines sex education and women’s empowerment with a playful and honest approach to this taboo topic. Attendees will gain an understanding of the hurdles many face when it comes to making the right sexual decision for themselves along with the concept of body image and how to “befriend your body” as well as tips for partners about being patient and respectful – plus much more sex talk.
Make plans now to join us for the Pride Center’s fun and informative Sex Week! For more information about this event, the Pride Center, and the University Student Union, please visit csun.edu/pride or contact the Pride Center at .