Lafayette College Sex Week 2014

“Moving From the Bedroom to the Classroom”

In conjunction with the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement as well as Lafayette Activities Forum, the Office of Gender and Sexuality Programs is proud to organize this year’s Sex Week!

Our theme this year was chosen in order to assist participants with critically examining the ways in which sex and sexuality influence us.

Pick up your free giveaways and small calendar on Monday, February 3 in the Farinon Lobby during Lunch!!

Thursday, February 6, 2014, Noon, Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall*
Brown Bag: This is Your Brain on Sex
Tbrain on sexhis engaging and informative presentation by Dr. Tim Silvestri, will help to explore how our brain, nervous, and endocrine systems are involved in the sexual response cycle and why we act the way we do in regard to emotional and sexual intimacy.
Lunch will be served.
Co-sponsored by the Counseling Center

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, 104*
Panel Discussion: Rights in Russia: LGBTQ Rights and the Sochi Olympics

Join Professors Sanford, Fabian, and Pribic as well as Gene Kelly in a discussion about how Russia’s laws and policies impact LGBTQ rights in Russia and their effect on international perceptions leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Co-sponsored by Amnesty International (Lafayette Chapter)

Friday, February 7, 2014, 7 p.m., Interfaith Chapel*
Love, Sex, and Romance: An Evangelical Christian Perspective

Join members of the Lafayette DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship in this engaging and informative discussion.

Friday, February 7, 2014, 9 p.m., Farinon Snack Bar*
Comedian Kristen Becker

Comedian-Kristen-Becker-PhotoFor more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent.  Toronto’s Xtra!  lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. It’s no surprise. After all, Kristen Becker is screamingly funny. Her wide-ranging comedy is rowdy, political, personal, intelligent, and unrelentingly honest. A comedian who happens to also be an out lesbian, Becker consistently wins the hearts of all audiences, straight and gay alike, with her unapologetic humor. Her childhood, divided between the Rust Belt and the Deep South, has left her uniquely able to connect with all manner of people. Becker’s ability to win the affection of such a wide range of audiences is due to her understated southern charm juxtaposed against a raucous and powerful persona. She is truly a comic of the people.

Saturday, February 8, 2014, 2 and 7 p.m., Williams Center for the Arts*
V-Day Benefit Production: The Vagina Monologues
All Students: $5.00; All Non-students: $10.00
logoAll Proceeds benefit: Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley, Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley, Easton Area Neighborhood Center’s Family Development Research Program
Co-sponsored by: Association of Lafayette Feminists


Monday, February 10, 2014, 7 p.m., Oeschle Hall, Room 224*
Keynote Lecture: Donna Freitasdonna freitas
Author of The End of Sex How Hookup Culture Is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused About Intimacy and Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America’s College Campuses



Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Noon, Portlock Black Cultural Center (101 McCartney Street)*
Brown Bag: Myths and Realities of Gay Sex
gay mythsJoin members of Quest in an informal discussion about the myths behind what homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, and queer individuals do behind closed doors.
Lunch will be served.
Co-sponsored by Quest
NOTE: This session is for STUDENTS ONLY!!!



Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Noon, Marlo Room (East)
Staff Development Session: What is the Hook-up Culture? w/ Donna Freitas
Join our keynote speaker for a more informal discussion/presentation about the hook-up culture on college campuses.
Lunch will be served.
NOTE: This session is for FACULTY/STAFF ONLY!!!
Co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice-President of Campus Life and Senior Diversity Officer

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bailey Health Center*
Free/Confidential/Anonymous HIV and STI Testing
Testing will be provided for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea by Novus Adult Care Services

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 7 p.m., Oeschle Hall, Room 224
Film Screening: Lovelace (2013)
Q&A with Prof. Andy Smith, Associate Professor and Program Chair, Film and Media Studies Program & Gene Kelly, Associate Dean of Intercultural Development

lovelaceIn 1972—before the internet, before the porn explosion—Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the high-life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor. As Linda Lovelace she became an international sensation—less centerfold fantasy than a charming girl-next-door with an impressive capacity for fellatio. Fully inhabiting her new identity, Linda became an enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom and uninhibited hedonism. Six years later she presented another, utterly contradictory, narrative to the world—and herself as the survivor of a far darker story. (from
Co-sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program

Thursday, February 13, 2014, Noon, Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall*
Brown Bag: Sects on Sex
Join our panel participants as they help us understand how to navigate both a religious/spiritual identity and a sexual identity.
Lunch will be provided.
Co-sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

Friday, February 14, 2014: 9 p.m., Kirby Center, Ruef Natatorium*
Love Sinks! Dive-in Movie: Finding Nemo
Bring your swimsuit and join in on the fun! Various pool toys will be on hand to play with while you enjoy the evening’s movie selection.
Co-sponsored by: Office of Recreation Services

Saturday, February 15, 2014, 9 p.m., Marquis Hall Dining Hall
Condom Bingo
Win fabulous prizes, get free condoms, and a touch of sassy sex-education by Gene Kelly, Associate Dean of Intercultural Development and Director of Gender and Sexuality Programs. Be sure to stay for the grand prize, “Coverall” game, where you can win a 20″ flat-screen television!
Food will be provided.
Co-sponsored by Quest

*Attend any event with an asterisk (*) and gain a raffle ticket toward one of two $100 gift cards to Target!

Special Thanks to the Sponsors/Collaborators of this year’s Sex Week: Office of Student Leadership and Involvement, Lafayette Activities Forum, Office of Gender and Sexuality Programs, Office of Intercultural Development, Association of Lafayette Feminists, Quest, Film and Media Studies Program, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Office of the Vice-president for Campus Life and Senior Diversity Officer, Counseling Center, Bailey Health Center, Novus Adult Care Services of Bethlehem, Office of Recreation Services, Lafayette DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship, Interfaith Council, Amnesty International (Lafayette Chapter)




The Office of Gender and Sexuality Programs wishes everyone a well-deserved break and safe holiday season. See you in January!

Contact Us

Office of Gender and Sexuality Programs
Farinon Student Center, Room 107D
(610) 330-5819

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mailing address:
101 Hogg Hall
Lafayette College
Easton, PA 18042

Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
Farinon Student Center, Room 124
(610) 330-5558