Sex Week is here, my friends

February 1, 2016  |   Found in Editorial // News // Student Life

Sex Week is here, my friends.

It’s time to explore, discover, reclaim, redefine, and reiterate all things sex, gender, sexuality, and consent-y. As humans who share this nearly universal experience, it’s crucial to make time to discuss these topics. From Orgasm FUNdamentals to Asexuality 101, something is bound to tickle your pickle. Debunk common myths and misconceptions, and get some tips to keep your partner(s) coming back for more (definitely did not consult a Cosmo magazine for that one). Learn the basics of bondage, dominance, submission, and masochism (BDSM) or how to shop for and use adult products safely and responsibly. Explore sex and faith in the contexts of Sikhism, Islam, and Christianity, and check out key factors for creating and maintaining the emotional connection that helps to keep relationships healthy and happy. There’s also Alphabet Soup, a discussion of language and terminology and how to talk about queer topics. Undoubtedly, this is a week you definitely won’t want to miss and don’t forget to peruse through the rest of the awesome schedule here.

If you’re reading this and Sex Week has ended, fret not! There is a plethora of awesome spaces, places, resources, and groups to check out on campus such as the SU’s Q Centre and Women’s Resource Centre, and clubs like Consent Awareness and Sexual Education, Queers on Campus and Women’s Studies and Feminist Club.Now go forth and multiply. Or masturbate, or something. You do you!


 

A song for Sex Week

It’s beginning to look a lot like sex week
Ev’rywhere you go;
Take a look at the beads and lube, glistening once again
With whips and canes and silver plugs aglow.

It’s beginning to look a lot like sex week,
Toys and all the more,
But the prettiest sight to see is the pleasure that you’ll feel
On your own or with four

A pair of balls or a vulva, a clit or a dick
Is the wish of Barney and Jen;
A dildo that vibrates and glutes that can gyrate Is the hope of Janice and Ben;
It’s time to learn about the things not covered in sex-ed

It’s beginning to look a lot like sex week
Ev’rywhere you go;
There’s LGBT and Q
Oh! And QIP2SA, as well,
With sturdy shafts that don’t mind the blow

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like sex week
Soon the birds and bees will start
And the thing that will make them sing is the events that we bring
That will reach your heart

 

Well that wasn’t as climactic as I had hoped it would be, but you get the point. Also, a moment of silence for all the baby kittens that have lost their hearing due to aforementioned song.


 

5th year Arts student, Dianne Honorio, is tranquil as a forest, but on fire within. As swift as a coursing river, with the force of a great typhoon, and mysterious as the dark side of the moon.