Behind the Curtains: Harvard Sex Week

By Tushar Dwivedi At any given moment, numerous student organization-hosted and sponsored events can be found across campus. Few however, hold both the simultaneous intrigue, allure, and intimacy that comes with “Sex Week” at Harvard. In the small, yet packed room in Sever, roughly 10 panelists and a moderator gathered to answer questions regarding the topic of “Queer Intimacies,” presenting to a diverse diverse group of audience members. Run by SHEATH (Sexual Health Education and Advocacy Throughout Harvard), Harvard Sex Week exists with the stated goal of provoking thought, commentary, and action regarding relevant sex and sexuality based topics. What …

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Sex Data

By ABIGAIL KOERNER   Roses are red Violets are blue 17.4% of Harvard students say they’re bisexual Was one of them you? 11.2% gay 0.7% Queer 63.2% heterosexual Makes the overwhelming majority clear 50% who aren’t that Are out to friends But not to mom and dad In our Indy Sex Survey 50 was a magic number With half of Harvard penises Circumcised down under Such data can be seen In naked pictures sent along As 50 ish percent have sent nudes from their phones Tastes of sex were also analyzed People love pizza post sex Not fries You voted …

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Sex Week

Events and revelations. By ANDIE TURNER   When I was young, my parents told me that people made babies when they “kissed, really fast, forty times in a row”. To punctuate their point, my mom would lean into my dad and he’d bounce his lips, woodpecker style, onto hers as she counted between breaths “…thirty-seven!… thirty-eight!… thirty-nineeeee!” But they never got to forty. My little brother and I would cover our eyes and screech as they approached, asymptotically, that mystical number.   So you can imagine my confusion when my mom took me to see Juno in the fourth grade. …

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The Sex Ed Class I Always Wanted 

Sex Week at Harvard.  By ALAYA AYALA    What comes to mind when you think of Sex Ed? Does a Mean Girls quote ring in your ears? Do you picture some teacher rolling a condom onto an innocent banana?  Regardless of what you’re imagining, I’d bet that your Sex Ed class sang the benefits of abstinence, and most certainly did not tell you how to have safe, non-hetero sex.   This is problematic, of course, if you were one of the thousands of teenagers that identified on the BGLTQ spectrum and didn’t know that gay sex wasn’t inherently safe just because they omitted to tell …

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