sex week

Sex Week promotes awareness and discussion, offers self-care resources and sexual education

The annual Sex Week, which includes a new event this year called “Tea With A PHE,” will run this week from Feb. 13 through Feb. 19.

| Contributing Reporter

Sex Week aims to educate, provide services

Sex Week at Washington University, the annual series of events intended to provide students with information and resources regarding sex in all forms, is currently underway.

| Staff Reporter

SJC hosts Sex Week discussion about Tinder, hookup culture

On Thursday night as part of Sex Week, the Social Justice Center co-hosted “Love at First Swipe: Tinder Culture and College Sexuality,” a Java & Justice Session. Around 20 students attended the discussion, which centered around how Washington University students use Tinder and how talking on the app compares to meeting people in face-to-face interaction.

| Staff Reporter

Despite delays, Sex Week delivers love advice

The Student Health Advisory Committee was forced to push back Sex Week from its ordinary time during Valentine’s Week into early April after confusion surrounding keynote speakers’ availability, but the week turned out much better than had been earlier anticipated.

Dylan Bassett | Staff Reporter

‘The Vagina Monologues’ to take over Graham Chapel

The women of Washington University speak out and give back this year by performing “The Vagina Monologues,” an award-winning play written by Eve Ensler that focuses on the female experience. “The Vagina Monologues” is a series of monologues that address everything from sex and love to rape and masturbation. This year, Wash. U.

Elena Wandzilak | TV Editor

Adult stars answer questions about porn

“As St. Francis said, where there is hate f—, let there be love,” porn star Lance Hart declared, to the amusement of a crowd of students that filled Graham Chapel Friday evening. Hart and fellow adult film stars Tori Black and James Deen answered questions as a part of a Sex Week panel event, moderated […]

Manvitha Marni | Staff reporter

Beyond Fifty Shades of (Sasha) Grey

Sasha Grey, former pornography star and current human being, will no longer be part of a Sex Week panel. According to the Student Health Advisory Committee, the student group hosting the panel, Grey is wary of continuing to be associated with the porn industry, even in the context of a speaking engagement. As disappointed as I am, I can’t really blame her.

| Senior Forum Editor

Porn star panel nears final contracts, minus Sasha Grey

While Sasha Grey is no longer slated to join a panel of current or former pornographic stars to headline Washington University’s upcoming sex week, the week’s organizers have signed or finalized contracts with three other adult entertainers. The remaining panelists, Tori Black, James Deen and Lance Hart, are scheduled to appear in Graham Chapel on Feb. 8.

| Editor-in-Chief

Sex Week posters were poorly considered

Walking around campus it’s hard to miss the bright, blaring posters advertising “Sexual Responsibility Week” here at Wash. U. On one appears the silhouette of a woman wearing nothing but heels, her clearly visible nipples up at attention and her back arched to accentuate her rounded buttocks. Another poster shows the outline of a naked woman kneeling on the ground, her legs splayed wide. Each poster features a naked (or near-naked) woman in a provocative, sexual pose accompanied by a one-word headline: “Sex.” The suggestions are clear: a woman’s body (and maybe even a woman herself, since there are no male images or couples anywhere to be found on these distasteful posters) is nothing more than a sex symbol.

Joan Steffen

Bristol Palin will not speak at Washington University; SHAC says decision mutual

The proposed speaker that had Washington University students in an uproar for nearly two days is no longer scheduled to appear on campus. Bristol Palin, 20, was expected to be the keynote speaker at this year’s Sexual Responsibility Week. But her $20,000 price tag led students to contest Student Union Treasury’s funding decision, arguing that she is unqualified to speak about the subject of abstinence on a college campus.

| Staff Reporter

Sign up for the email edition

Stay up to date with everything happening at Washington University and beyond.