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

Week of October 1

Tinder Live! Comedy Show
Friday
9/28/18
9:00pm
Strafford Room
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.

Wellness Fest 
Thursday
10/4/18
11:00 - 2:0pm
Hamel Recreation Center  

Fresh Check Day brings awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies to college campuses. Fun activities on how sexuality and sexual health intersect with mental health will be provided. Fresh Check is organized by UNH students for UNH students to…

  • Increase awareness of mental health resources and services available to students at UNH
  • Empower peers to be gatekeepers by understanding warning signs and knowing what to do if a friend is exhibiting signs of suicide or a mental health concern
  • Increase willingness to ask for help if experiencing emotional distress
  • Reduce stigma and misconceptions around mental health and suicide that often deter individuals from seeking help

Learn more about Fresh Check at UNH  

Sponsored by UNH Health & Wellness

Let's Talk about Sex  Film Viewing and Discussion
Thursday
10/4/18
5:00pm
Horton 210

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

Sponsored by UNH Health & Wellness and Department of Sociology.

 

Week of October 8

 
National Coming Out Week
Various events all week
 
 
Campus Wide 

 

       
Bridging the Cultural Divide through Media with Dylan Marron
Wednesday
10/10/18
7:00pm
Strafford Room, MUB

Dylan Marron is an IFP Gotham Award and Drama Desk-nominated writer, performer and video maker. He is the voice of Carlos on the hit podcast Welcome to Nightvale, an alum of the New York Neo Futurists, and the creator of Every Single Word (Tumblr’s “Most Viral Blog” of 2016 and Short Award Nominee). He is most recognized face of Seriously.tv, where he created the viral smashes Sitting in Bathrooms with Trans People, Shutting Down Bullsh*t, and his signature Unboxing series. 

In 2017 Dylan launched his Podcast “Conversations with People Who Hate Me” - in conjunction with Nightvale – where Dylan engages his internet trolls in a lively and funny way.  Learn more here

Brought to you by the Memorial Union & Student Activities, The Bill Kidder Fund, UNH Alliance and Residential Life. This event is partially funded by your Student Activity Fee.

LGBTQIA+ Panel
Thursday
10/11/18
3:40 – 5:00pm
Horton 210

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 Zones, Department of Sociology and UNH Health & Wellness

#RealTalk             
Thursday
10/11/18
12:40-2:00pm
OMSA

More information coming soon!

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA)

 

Week of October 15

Pleasure Party - Sextober Signature Event!
Tuesday 
10/16/18
5:00pm – 8:00pm 
Demonstration Kitchen, HRC  
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

Aphrodisiac Cooking Class with Nourish Peer Educators  
Wednesday
10/17/18
4:10-5:30pm
Demonstration Kitchen, HRC  

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 – Women and Body Image 
Thursday
10/18/18
3:40-5:00pm
Horton 210

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.

Hook-Up Culture/Relationships  Workshop
Thursday
10/18/18
3:00-4:00pm
Smith Hall, 3rd Floor

“Where do we go from here?” A discussion-based, talk about it, feel like it is a safe place forum. What is a relationship that feels good and what is a relationship that does not feel good? How can you use your voice in the world using “I” language?

Sponsored by Psychological and Counseling Services.

Take Back the Night
Thursday
10/18/18
8:00pm
Meet at T-Hall 

Join SHARPP as they protest against street harassment, sexual violence, victim-blaming, and rape culture. Take back the right to feel safe at night at UNH.

Sponsored by SHARPP

 

Week of October 22

Body Positivity Week
Various events all week 
Campus Wide 

Click here to learn more

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

Special Screening I Am Evidence
Tuesday 
10/23/18
6:30pm
McConnell 240

I Am Evidence is a film that exposes the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States. The film brings much needed attention to the distributing pattern of how criminal justice system has historically treated sexual assault survivors. Panel discussion to follow.

Sponsored by SHARPP  

Fierce & Fabulous Women’s Expo
Thursday
10/25/18
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
 

Learn more about Fierce and Fabulous programming at UNH

#RealTalk
Thursday
10/25/18
12:40-2:00pm
OMSA 

More information coming soon!

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA)

 

Week of October 29

STI/HIV Walk-In Testing/Screening Clinic for Students
Thursday
11/1/18
9:00am - 12:00pm
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

We will also be offering an HIV walk-in testing clinic on Friday, November 30th in honor of World AIDS Day.

Sponsored by  UNH Health & Wellness