Let’s Talk About It…ALL OF IT!
Lafayette Sex Week 2015

In conjunction with the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement as well as Lafayette Activities Forum, the Association of Lafayette Feminists, Quest, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, 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 engaging in discourse around some topics that are a bit closer to the fringes of sexuality.


All individuals who get eight or more answers correct are entered into a raffle for one of two $50 gift cards to Target!

Pick up your free giveaways and small calendar on Monday, February 9 in the Farinon Lobby during Lunch!!

Download your calendar here (.pdf format)!

Thursday, February 12, 8 p.m., Colton

Belle Knox Photo ShootKeynote Lecture: Behind the Flickering Screen: The Reality of Adult Entertainment With Miriam Weeks (a.k.a. Belle Knox)

Miriam Weeks made headlines when it was discovered by her peers at Duke University that she had decided to enter the adult film industry as Belle Knox. Hear Miriam’s personal story about her decisions, the reaction and treatment she received, and what the reality is of being an adult film actress. Q&A session following formal remarks. Read more about Miriam’s story here

Co-sponsored by: Lafayette Activities Forum, Student Leadership and Involvement, Association of Lafayette Feminists, Women’s and Gender Studies, Nia.

Saturday, February 14, 8 p.m., Keefe Commons

Anti-Valentine’s Day Social
Movie: Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Single and not in the mood for the red and white? In a relationship but your partner’s away? Not interested in the lovey-dovey St. Valentine’s Day celebrations? Chill out and watch a horror classic with some free pretzels and popcorn in the Keefe Hall Commons!

Co-sponsored By: Lafayette Activities Forum


Monday, February 16, 12:15-1 p.m., Interfaith Chapel

betty whiteBrown Bag: On the Intersection of Age and Sexuality

With Prof. Jamila Bookwala, Psychology Department and Gene Kelly, Associate Dean and Director of Gender and Sexuality Programs

Why have we socially-constructed older adults as being non-sexual? What role does sex and sexuality play in older adults’ lives? Get the answers to these and other questions in this informal discussion.

Lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Co-sponsored by: Aging Studies Program


Monday, February 16, 8 p.m., Marlo Room East

brooke_smallLecture/Discussion: The Big “O”: How To Get There!

Join Dr. DeSipio, a certified sexologist, in a safe, supportive atmosphere and develop insight into overcoming barriers to good sex including communication with partners. NOTE! This session is for students only!

With Dr. Brooke DeSipio, Lehigh University
Co-sponsored by: Association of Lafayette Feminists, Nia, and Quest


Tuesday, February 17, 12:15-1 p.m., Interfaith Chapel

steve simmonsBrown Bag: Feasting to Fasting or Why We Party on Mardi Gras
With Rev. Dr. Steve Simmons, Moravian College

What is Mardi Gras, anyway? And why do we party, eat doughnuts, and wear beads the day before the Christian season of Lent begins?

Prof. Steve Simmons from Moravian Theological Seminary will give a brown bag talk about historical and theological significance of Mardi Gras.

Lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Co-sponsored By: Religious and Spiritual Life


Tuesday, February 17, 4 p.m., Kirby 104 (PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE)

Discussion: The Art of Drag: With Magenta and Friends

How does drag differ from cross dressing? What is it like to be a drag performance artist? Individuals will have the opportunity to engage with individuals who choose to engage in drag as a performance art and develop understanding surrounding gender as a continuum and the history of drag in the LGBTQ community.

Light refreshments will be served.

Co-sponsored by: Student Leadership and Involvement and Quest

Tuesday, February 17, 8 p.m., Colton (PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE)

Performance: The Art of Drag: With Magenta and Friends

Join Magenta and Friends in a raucous good time exploring the boundaries of gender and the art and culture of drag entertainment!

Co-sponsored by: Student Leadership and Involvement and Quest


Thursday, February 19, 12:15-1 p.m., Interfaith Chapel

Brown Bag/Panel Discussion: “Yes, It Still Works…” On Disability and Sexuality

With Rebecca Brenner, Coordinator of Disability Services & Sir Brian, Philadelphia-based Professional Dominant

Oftentimes, we view those who have a physical or mental disability as being “broken” and thus unable to enjoy engaging in sex and/or even having a sexuality! Engage with our panelists and explore how disability and sexuality can intersect.

Lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Co-sponsored By: Disability Services


Thursday, February 19, 7 p.m., Marlo Room East

50 shadesLecture/Discussion: 50 Shades of Grey Is Not Real Life: Introduction to Kink

With the release of 50 Shades of Grey and its many imitators, many have been interested in taking a dip into the waters of the BDSM culture. Join Sir Brian, sex educator and professional Dominant as he helps individuals understand how to engage in kink in a safe, sane, and consensual way.

Co-sponsored By: Quest and Association of Lafayette Feminists

Friday, February 20, 9 p.m.-Midnight, Marquis

Condom Bingo

Returning for its sixth time, Condom Bingo features safe sex information included as part of an awesome night of fun and frivolity! Win fabulous prizes, eat food, and relax in a safe, fun, sex-positive environment! Be sure to stick around to the end for your chance to win a 20” flat screen television.

Free Food! Prizes! Grand Prize of 20” Flat Screen Television!

Co-sponsored By: Quest and Student Leadership and Involvement


Saturday, February 21, 8 p.m., Campus Pizza
(corner of March and McCartney)

Speed “Friending”

Modeled after the uber-popular speed dating, meet and greet with different folks from the Lafayette community. Who knows, you might make a new friend! Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

Refreshments Will be Served!

Co-sponsored By: Lafayette Activities Forum and LDAPA


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, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Women’s and Gender Studies, Aging Studies, and Nia.