Sextober

 

October is all about SEX. That's why we call it Sextober! 

We work in collaboration with various UNH departments and programs to bring educational programming all month long. Sex is something to talk about - and not in hushed voices. We'll tackle tough subjects and fun ones, too.  Sextober events are open to all identities and genders.  All events are free.  Sextober is brought to you by Health & Wellness in collaboration with various UNH departments and programs. If you have any questions about Sextober programming, please email Dawn Zitney at dawn.zitney@unh.edu.

 

All Month

Sexual Well-Being Book Displays in Dimond Library throughout the month of October.

Free Safer Sex Pleasure Kits given out at select events, courtesy of Health & Wellness.

Week of September 27-October 4

Tinder Live! Comedy Show
Friday
9/27/19
9:00pm
Granite State Room, MUB
Lane Moore takes you on a hilarious journey through the realities of online dating during Tinder Live! With Lane Moore, an interactive, anything-can-happen comedy show. 

Lane, an award-winning stand-up comedian, actor, writer and musician, opens her Tinder account to audiences and invites them to join her in real-time, as she swipes and messages (and sometimes talks and texts) with Tinder matches who have no idea they’re part of the show. Along the way, Lane delivers sidesplitting commentary with oftentimes outrageous tips and tricks for surviving the world of online dating.

Based in New York City, Lane writes regularly for national publications like “The Onion,” and she appeared on season five of HBO’s GIRLS. Her band “It Was Romance” has been touted by “BUST magazine” and Pitchfork for its self-titled debut album.

Learn more about Tinder Live!  

Sponsored by the Memorial Union Building (MUB), the Alliance and MUSO.

MUB Talks: Geena Rocero
Wednesday
10/2/19
7:00pm
Strafford Room, MUB

Transgender Fashion Model and Activist: Geena Rocero, born and raised in Manila, Philippines, is a Model, Public Speaker, Producer, Trans Rights Advocate and co-host of the 2017 Webby Awards honoree TV show ASPIREist, broadcasted on HLN/CNN.

On March 31, 2014, in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility, Rocero came out as transgender at the annual (main stage) TED Conference. Her viral talk has since been viewed more than 4 million times and translated in 32 languages. Geena is the founder of Gender Proud, an award winning media production company that tells stories on what it means to be trans and gender non-conforming.

Co-Sponsored By: The Kidder Fund, Living Well Services, MUSO, OMSA, Residential Life, and Trans UNH 

STI/HIV Walk-In Testing Clinic
Thursday
10/3/19
1:00pm-4:00pm
Health & Wellness

 

Confidential testing for students. No appointment needed. Pricing varies. You can pay-out-of-pocket or we can bill your health insurance provider. Bring your insurance card.  We recommend not urinating within 3 hours of attending the clinic.

If you are unable to attend the walk-in clinic, you can make an appointment by calling (603) 862-9355 or online

Sponsored by UNH Health & Wellness

Mindful Sex Meditation
Friday
10/4/19
12:30pm-1:00pm
Health & Wellness

Focusing the mind and finding a balance between relaxation and arousal can help you have more pleasurable sexual experiences – alone or with someone else.  Participants will guided through a meditation practice that will focus on present moment awareness and sensations of the body. All are welcome. Meditations led by Dawn Zitney or Kathleen Grace-Bishop, Health & Wellness.

Sponsored by UNH Health & Wellness 

Week of October 7

 
National Coming Out Week
Various events all week
 
 
Campus Wide 

More information coming soon.

 

Pleasure Party
Monday 
10/7/19
5:00pm-8:00pm
Thrive, HRC Rm 238
Arousing event with fun activities and opportunities to learn about sex toys and pleasure. 
  • Condom and dental dam demonstrations
  • Free Sex Kits 
  • free aphrodisiac foods
  • Raffle prizes
  • Free Consent Lemonade
  • Lots of education about sexual well-being

Event details here

Sponsored by UNH Health & Wellness
Let's Talk about Sex: Film Viewing and Discussion
Monday 
10/7/19
9:40am-11:00am
McConnell 220

One of the most popular classes on campus, Sociology 570 Sexual Behavior, invites you to sit in for a showing of the film Let’s Talk About Sex.

Let’s Talk About Sex takes a revealing look at how American attitudes towards adolescent sexuality affect today’s teenagers. We live in a society that uses sex to sell everything from lipstick to laptops. Yet fear and silence around sex and sexuality also permeate our culture. Teens are paying a terrible price for this confusion in unintended pregnancy, STDs, and even HIV. And American taxpayers are paying billions to treat these entirely preventable problems. Film will be followed by a brief discussion facilitated by Dr. Nena Stracuzzi, Senior Lecturer in Sociology.

Learn more about the film, Let’s Talk About Sex.

Film will be followed by a brief discussion facilitated by Della Burke, graduate student.  

Sponsored by UNH Health & Wellness and Department of Sociology.

Law & Order SVU
Monday 
10/7/19
6:00pm
McConnell 210

SHARPP & Justice Studies have partnered to present this screening and discussion series to examine both the realities and fictions of the show. This month's episode will focus on Relationship Abuse as part of our Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) programming. Discussion will be facilitated by staff & faculty post-screening. 

Sponsored by SHARPP

#RealTalk             
Thursday
10/10/19
12:40-2:00pm
OMSA, MUB

More information coming soon!

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA)

 

Writer's Series: What My Mother and I Don't Talk About
Thursday
10/10/19
5:00pm
Hamilton Smith Hall 210

Michele Filgate is a contributing editor at Literary Hub and the editor of a critically acclaimed anthology based on her Longreads essayWhat My Mother and I Don’t Talk About, published by Simon & Schuster. Currently, she is an M.F.A. student at NYU, where she is the recipient of the Stein Fellowship. Her work has appeared in Longreads, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Refinery29, Slice, The Paris Review Daily, Tin House, Gulf Coast, The Rumpus, Salon, Interview Magazine, Buzzfeed, The Barnes & Noble Review, Poets & Writers, CNN.com, Time Out New York, People, The Daily Beast, O, The Oprah Magazine, Men's Journal, Vulture, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Star Tribune, The Quarterly Conversation, The Brooklyn Rail, and other publications. She teaches or has taught creative nonfiction for The Sackett Street Writers' WorkshopCatapult, and Stanford Continuing Studies and is the founder of the Red Ink series. In 2016, Brooklyn Magazine named her one of "The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture." She’s a former board member of the National Book Critics Circle.
 

Sponsored by the Department of English  

Take Back the Night
Thursday 
10/10/19
8:00pm
Great Lawn

SHARPP presents our annual Take Back the Night event. Join us as we take a stand against street harassment, sexual assault, relationship abuse, victim-blaming and rape culture. Join us in taking back our right to feel safe in the communities we occupy. This event is open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. It typically includes student's speaking, a walk around campus, a candlelight ceremony, and spoken word poetry. This is one of the most impactful and powerful events UNH has to offer. You don't want to miss this experience!

Sponsored by SHARPP

Mindful Sex Meditation
Friday
10/11/19
12:30pm-1:00pm
Health & Wellness

Focusing the mind and finding a balance between relaxation and arousal can help you have more pleasurable sexual experiences – alone or with someone else.  Participants will guided through a meditation practice that will focus on present moment awareness and sensations of the body. All are welcome. Meditations led by Dawn Zitney or Kathleen Grace-Bishop, Health & Wellness.

Sponsored by UNH Health & Wellness 

Week of October 14

Aphrodisiac Cooking Class with Nourish Peer Educators  
Wednesday
10/16/19
4:10-5:30pm
Thrive, HRC Rm 238 

Fun and informational cooking class just for Sextober presented by Nourish Peer Education. Free and open to UNH students. Click here to register online

Sponsored by UNH Health & Wellness

Sexual Bodies 
Wednesday
10/16/19
9:40am-11:00am
McConnell 220

What is sexy about a person’s body?

Join the Department of Sociology’s Sexual Behaviors course to discuss and examine how social and cultural influences on our bodies shape how we feel about ourselves as sexual beings. Presented by Dr. Nena Stracuzzi, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology

Sponsored by UNH Health & Wellness and Department of Sociology.

Mindful Sex Meditation
Friday
10/18/19
12:30pm-1:00pm
Health & Wellness

Focusing the mind and finding a balance between relaxation and arousal can help you have more pleasurable sexual experiences – alone or with someone else.  Participants will guided through a meditation practice that will focus on present moment awareness and sensations of the body. All are welcome. Meditations led by Dawn Zitney or Kathleen Grace-Bishop, Health & Wellness.

Sponsored by UNH Health & Wellness 

 

Week of October 21

Body Positivity Week
Various events all week 
Campus Wide 

A variety of events brought to you by Eating Concerns Mentors to promote healthy body image. Click here to learn more.

Sponsored by Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM), UNH Health & Wellness

#RealTalk
Thursday
10/24/19
12:40pm-2:00pm
OMSA, MUB 

More information coming soon!

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA)

Mindul Sex Meditation
Friday
10/25/19
12:30pm-1:00pm
Heatlh & Wellness

Focusing the mind and finding a balance between relaxation and arousal can help you have more pleasurable sexual experiences – alone or with someone else.  Participants will guided through a meditation practice that will focus on present moment awareness and sensations of the body. All are welcome. Meditations led by Dawn Zitney or Kathleen Grace-Bishop, Health & Wellness.

Sponsored by UNH Health & Wellness 

Week of October 29

Being Out: LGBTQIA+ Panel
Monday
10/28/19
9:40am–11:00am
McConnell 220

This program features a panel of UNH LGBTQA+ students followed by an interactive Q & A discussion. LGBTQA+ students will share how they identify within the LGBTQ and Ally spectrum, personal experiences with coming out and reactions from friends and family, being LGBTQA at UNH, examples of homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism, genderism, and cisgenderism, the personal impact of bias incidents, tips for heterosexual and cisgender allies, and beyond. This is an informal opportunity for the students in your class to ask any questions and hear open and honest responses.

Sponsored by the Safe ZonesDepartment of Sociology and UNH Health & Wellness

Fierce & Fabulous Womxn’s Expo
Thursday
10/31/19
11:00am - 2:00pm
Hamel Recreation Center  

Be empowered. Get inspired. Make connections.

FABULOUS Door Prizes! Attend and enter to win.
Free chair massages, chocolate, product giveaways, AND MORE!
Get artsy and have fun with our fabulous expressive arts activities
Make connections with over 50 UNH and NH organizations and businesses
Get your sexy on with sex toys & sexual health organizations
Chill out with a pooch from Paws & Relax

Presented by UNH Health & Wellness and Sexual Harassment & Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP)
Sponsored by the UNH Panhellenic Council

Learn more about Fierce and Fabulous programming at UNH