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Frisky February

This month-long initiative will be raising awareness and knowledge about different aspects of sexual health. As defined by the World Health Organization, "Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence." Educational and awareness events will take place in February in partnership with student organizations, Syracuse University offices and departments, community partners and The Office of Health Promotion Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality (PEEHRS).

2019 Event Schedule

All Month Long

  • Safer Sex Express, a free resource for SU students to order sexual health supplies, is also offering a special Valentine’s surprise when using the promo code CUPID.
  • The first 100 Safer Sex Express Orders will receive a free mini vibrator with their order

 

Sexual Health Fair, Hosted by Student Association

Friday February 1st | 10:30AM to 3:00PM | Schine Student Center

Let’s talk about sex! And sexual health! Student Association presents the Sexual Health Resource Fair. On and off campus sexual health resources will be tabling in Schine. Come for games, prizes, music and much more!

 

5 (dirty, little) Secrets from the Science of Sex: Keynote Speaker Emily Nagoski, Hosted by Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/ Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc., I Am That Girl, Syracuse Chapter, and Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc., School of Education, the Office of Health Promotion, and the Psychology Department

Wednesday February 6th | Doors Open 7PM and Event Start 7:30PM | Maxwell Auditorium

5 (dirty, little) Secrets from the science of sex, Emily Nagoski’s signature program. We begin with the science of sexual response like you’ve never heard it before, and then blow away five myths about women’s sexuality. When does a woman’s desire for sex start? (Way sooner than you think.) What happens to her body when she’s turned on? (Nothing in particular.) What kind of sensations are erotic? (In the right context, ALL OF THEM.) What’s the single best predictor of a woman’s sexual satisfaction? And how can you have great orgasms reliably? As a bonus, you’ll learn Emily’s Top 5 Sex Tips for Having Better Sex than Anyone You Know.

 

Cookies and Consent Dialogue Series: Somebody to Love (Consensually), Hosted by It’s On Us

Friday February 8th | 4PM to 5PM | Bowne 116

Join It's On Us SU for cookies and lively conversation around consent, self-care, and what it means to be a part of a cultural movement! Gluten-free and vegan options will be available. Bring your thoughts and a buddy.

 

Safer Sex Express Pizza Packing Party, Hosted by the Safer Sex Express Brand Ambassadors, Health Services and Office of Health Promotion

Monday February 11th | 5PM to 8PM | Office of Health Promotion (804 University Ave., Suite 114)

We would like to invite you to join the Office of Health Promotion and the @BeWellSU team to join us for a packing party to assemble Wellness First Aid Kits and Safer Sex Express packages! Free pizza and salad will be provided for volunteers, and our staff will be able to sign-off on volunteer sheets for participants.

 

STI Screening Days, Hosted by Health Services, Student Association and Office of Health Promotion

Thursday February 14th and Friday February 15th | 9AM to 4PM | Office of Health Promotion (804 University Ave., Suite 114)

Did you know that 1 in 2 sexually active young people will get a STD by age 25 and most won't know it? SU students can attend a two-day Get Yourself Tested event for free and confidential Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening, please note testing is available on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Cookies and Consent Dialogue Series: We're Going for a Sex Drive-But Should We?, Hosted by It’s On Us

Friday February 15th | 4PM to 5PM | Bowne 116

Join It's On Us SU for cookies and lively conversation around consent, self-care, and what it means to be a part of a cultural movement! Gluten-free and vegan options will be available. Bring your thoughts and a buddy.

 

Mix It Up: Relationship & Sexual Health Edition, The Slutzker Center for International Services and the Office of Health Promotion Peer Education Team

Friday February 15th | 5PM | The Slutzker Center (310 Walnut Pl, Syracuse)

Join us in sharing a meal, and eat good food with people of all backgrounds and cultures to talk about sexual health and relationships! Mix It Up is committed to embracing all groups in the student body, providing them with a welcome and comfortable space for dialogue, creating opportunities for students to engage with others to organize fun intercultural projects, and developing in students a strong sense of community on campus and in the city of Syracuse.

 

The Vagina Monologues, Hosted by Students Advocating for Sexual Safety and Empowerment (SASSE)

Friday February 15th and Saturday February 16th | 7:00 to 9:00PM | Hendricks Chapel

It's that time of year again! Students Advocating Sexual Safety and Empowerment (SASSE)'s annual production of The Vagina Monologues on Syracuse University's campus is here. The Vagina Monologues is an empowering play that works to destigmatize the vagina, present various experiences around the vagina, and provokes many emotions ranging from laughing to crying. Tickets are available at the Schine Box Office. Student tickets will be sold for $5, and general admission is $7. Thirty minutes before the Friday performance, attendees and performers will meet on the steps of Hendricks Chapel to conduct a candlelight vigil to stop sexual and gender violence locally and globally, in coordination with SU Rising. Just as important, 90% of the proceeds go to Syracuse Planned Parenthood, and 10% go to Women in Prison, Detention Centers, and Formerly Incarcerated Women.

 

Pick your pleasure! An in-depth overview of Sex Toys with Planned Parenthood & Pure Romance, Hosted by Planned Parenthood & Pure Romance

Tuesday February 19th | 7:00PM | Huntington Hall 107

“Cuffed” or not; a sex toy could be a great addition to your bedroom. Never had one? Have a drawer full of sex toys? Come learn how to take care of yourself 😉 and your toys!

 

Speed Friending, Hosted by Office of Health Promotion Peer Education Teams

Thursday February 21st | 6:30 to 8:30PM | Jabberwocky Cafe

Join us for a few lively rounds of conversation about relationships, friendships, communication, and how we can take care of and make space for ourselves in the middle of chaos. Snacks and Good Company guaranteed! Bring a blanket and a friend (or find some there!) <3

 

Cookies and Consent Dialogue Series: Self-care, Sex, and Safety, Hosted by It’s On Us

Friday February 22nd | 4PM to 5PM | Bowne 116

Join It's On Us SU for cookies and lively conversation around consent, self-care, and what it means to be a part of a cultural movement! Gluten-free and vegan options will be available. Bring your thoughts and a buddy.

 

Sexposé, Hosted by Residence Hall Association

Sunday February 24th | 2PM to 4PM | Schine Panasci Lounge

Join the Residence Hall Association (RHA) for an educational celebration of sexual health! This Exposé is focused on providing a new way to talk about sex. Join RHA in discussing kinks, sex, and healthy relationships through lectures, artwork, games, and more!

 

Aphrodisiac Cooking Demo, Hosted by Health Services, Food Services, and Office of Health Promotion

Wednesday February 27th | 6:30 to 7:30PM | Eggers Cafe

Join Lisa Thomas, registered dietitian with Health Services, and Adam Harvey of Food Services for a cooking demonstration using foods also known as aphrodisiacs. This class involves chocolate brownies (gluten free and vegan)…need we say more. The three recipes demonstrated will include a total of 10 different aphrodisiacs accompanied by the “why” they are known as such. There will also be discussion from the Peer Education team about aphrodisiacs and spicing up your sex life. Space is limited, registration is required. 

Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/R8KQUl5P5nIkD3wC2 

 

Safer Sex Express Brand Ambassador Training, Hosted by the Safer Sex Express Brand Ambassadors, Health Services and Office of Health Promotion

Thursday February 28th | 3:30PM to 6:00PM | 037 Schine

Become a Safer Sex Express Brand Ambassador! Learn about the variety of supplies we offer our students through the Safer Sex Express. Those interested can become a Safer Sex Express Brand Ambassador and continue to be involved in promoting the program!

 

Sexual Health Book Club, Hosted by Office of Health Promotion Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

Thursday February 28th | 5:30PM to 6:30PM | Bowne 116

Join the Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality (PEEHRS) for light snacks and discussion about the book “Come As You Are” by Emily Nagoski. The first 10 participants to register will receive a free copy of the book.

Register Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZF1bsd3HwNJUFVgj_bbLpCHEOdvazq94NCr6ICBf88LC6YA/viewform 

Submit an Event for the 2019 Calendar

Offices, departments and student organizations are invited to submit events for the 2019 Frisky February Calendar. Please note that all events will be screened by the Awareness Month Planning committee and must be approved before being printed on the calendar. In order to have your event listed on the 2018 schedule please submit all event requests by 11:59pm on Sunday January 20th 2019.

 

2018 Event Schedule

All Month Long

  • Set up an appointment to Get Yourself Tested for STIs at Health Services this month to receive a Frisky February prize pack! Appointments can be made by contacting Health Services (do not forget to bring your SUID and health insurance card to your appointment).
  • Safer Sex Express, a free resource for SU students to order sexual health supplies, is also offering a special Valentine’s surprise when using the promo code CUPID.

 

Cookies and Consent Dialogue Series, Hosted by It’s On Us
Thursdays | 7PM | Tolley 204
Join It’s On Us student team as they kick-off the Cookies and Consent dialogue series. Free cookies will be provided (with gluten-free and vegan options available).
Topics for the Month:

• February 8th: Cookies and Consent: Sex Drive-Pleasure is the Measure
• February 15th: Condom Negotiation with ACR Health (Closed space for women)
• February 22nd: Black and White and “Gray” All Over-Affirmative Consent in the Media

 

Easy A Film Screening and Discussion, Hosted by Office of Health Promotion Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality
Tuesday February 6th | 7:30PM | Stolkin Auditorium
Join the Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality (PEEHRS) for snacks and crafting during a screening of Easy A. Afterwards the PEEHRS team will lead a brief discussion on sexual liberation.

 

Sexual Health Fair, Hosted by Student Association
Friday February 9th | 10:30AM to 3:00PM | Schine Student Center
Let’s talk about sex! And sexual health! Student Association presents the Sexual Health Resource Fair. On and off campus sexual health resources will be tabling in Schine. Come for games, prizes, music and much more!

 

Pride Union’s 16th Annual Drag Show Prelims, Hosted by Pride Union
Friday February 9th | 7:30PM | Schine Underground
Pride Union is excited to host its 16th Annual Drag Show Prelims! Come see a showcase of our contestants before they face off for the title of Performer of the Hill! Tickets are available for purchase at the Schine Box Office for $3 with an SUID and $5 without.

 

Aphrodisiac Cooking Class, Hosted by Falk College, Health Services, and the Office of Health Promotion Bedsider Campus Ambassador Team
Tuesday February 13th | 5:30 to 7:30PM | 204 Falk- Demo Kitchen
Join Lisa Thomas, registered dietician, for a cooking demonstration on some sensual recipes with discussion from the Bedsider Campus Ambassadors about aphrodisiacs and spicing up your sex life. All participants will be able to taste out the recipes themselves! Registration for this event is needed as limited spaces are available. Registration Link

 

Pride Union’s 16th Annual Drag Show Finals, Hosted by Pride Union
Thursday February 15th | 9:00PM | Goldstein Auditorium
Pride Union is excited to host is 16th Annual Drag Show Finals! Come on out to see one of our contestants crowned Performer of the Hill! Tickets are available for purchase at the Schine Box Office for $5 with an SUID and $7 without.

 

SU Rising, Hosted by Students Advocating for Sexual Safety and Empowerment (SASSE)
Friday February 16th | 5:30 to 6:30PM | Hendricks Chapel
Join SASSE for the 6th Annual Candlelight Vigil to stop sexual and relationship violence. SU Rising serves as a call-to-action to end violence against women across the globe, and on our campus. This event is free and open to the public, all candles will be provided.

 

The Vagina Monologues, Hosted by Students Advocating for Sexual Safety and Empowerment (SASSE)
Friday February 16th | 7:00 to 9:00PM | Hendricks Chapel 
Join SASSE as we hold our annual production The Vagina Monologues. Written by Eve Ensler, the play consists of many monologues stemming from interviews Ensler conducted of about 180 women. Topics range from sexual assault to becoming confident during sex.

 

Safer Sex Express Pizza Packing Party, Hosted by the Safer Sex Express Brand Ambassadors, Health Services and Office of Health Promotion
Monday February 19th | 4:30 to 6:30PM | Office of Health Promotion (Suite 006, 111 Waverly Ave.)
Join the Safer Sex Express brand ambassadors for a pizza packing party to make sexual health packs for the free sexual health supply orders via the Safer Sex Express.

 

Sexual Health Book Club, Hosted by Office of Health Promotion Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality
Tuesday February 20th | 5:30PM | Location TBD or Friday February 23rd | 12:00PM | Location TBD
Join the Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality (PEEHRS) for light snacks and discussion about the book “Don't Put That in There!: And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked” by Dr. Aaron E. Carroll and Dr. Rachel C. Vreeman. The first 36 participants to register will receive a free copy of the book. Registration Link

 

 

2017 Event Schedule

Culture of Consent
Thursday February 2 | 8:00pm
340 Newhouse 2

Late Night Tacos Hosted by: Alpha Chi Omega and Alpha Tau Omega
Thursday February 2 | Midnight-2:00am
Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity House

Orgasm Inc. Film Screening Hosted by: Bedsider and Office of Health Promotion
Monday February 6 | 7:30pm
Stolkin Auditorium

Culture of Consent - 50 Shades Version
Thursday February 9 | 8:00pm
340 Newhouse 2

The Pads Initiative Fundraiser Hosted by: Sex S.Y.M.B.A.L.S
Tuesday February 14 | 10:00am-3:00pm
Schine Atrium 

The Vagina Monologues Hosted by: SASSE
Tuesday February 14 | 7:30pm
Hendricks Chapel

Frisky February Book Club Hosted by: Bedsider and Office of Health Promotion
Wednesday February 15 | 12:00pm
Sims 237 - Pre-register here for an opportunity to recieve a free copy of the book! 

Get Yourself Tested - Free STD Testing Hosted by: Health Services & Office of Health Promotions partnering with SUNY Upstate & ACR Health
Thursday February 16 | 9:00am to 1:00pm
111 Waverly Ave., Suite 001

Culture of Consent - Valentine’s Edition
Thursday February 16 | 8:00pm
340 Newhouse 2

Get Yourself Tested - Free STD Testing Hosted by: Health Services & Office of Health Promotions partnering with SUNY Upstate & ACR Health
Friday February 17 | 9:00am to 1:00pm
111 Waverly Ave., Suite 001

The Vagina Monologues Hosted by: SASSE
Friday February 17 | 7:00pm
Hendricks Chapel

Grocery Bingo featuring “Sexy” Lightning Rounds Hosted by: Orange after Dark and the Office of Health Promotion
Description: We’re making Grocery Bingo sexy!
Friday February 17 | 10:00pm
Schine 304ABC

The Vagina Monologues Hosted by: SASSE
Saturday February 18 | 8:00pm
Hendricks Chapel

Sex in the Dark Hosted by: Bedsider and Office of Health Promotion
Tuesday February 21 | 7:30pm
Grant Auditorium

Sexual Health Fair Hosted by: Health Services, Office of Health Promotion, Onondaga County Health Department, Sex S.Y.M.B.A.L.S. and Upstate Public Health Interest Group
Featuring performance by Christine Baze, HPV survivor, advocate, and musician.
Wednesday February 22 | 11:00am-2:00pm
Schine Underground

Diva Soul Cycle Hosted by: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Wednesday February 22 | 7:13pm
Archbold

Frisky February Book Club Hosted by: Bedsider and Office of Health Promotion
Thursday February 23 | 5:30pm
004 Bird Library - Pre-register here for an opportunity to recieve a free copy of the book! 

Culture of Consent
Thursday February 23 | 8:00pm
340 Newhouse 2

 

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SU Rising, Hosted by Students Advocating for Sexual Safety and Empowerment (SASSE)

Friday February 16th | 5:30 to 6:30PM | Location TBD

Join SASSE for the 6th Annual Candlelight Vigil to stop sexual and relationship violence. SU Rising serves as a call-to-action to end violence against women across the globe, and on our campus. This event is free and open to the public, all candles will be provided.

 

The Vagina Monologues, Hosted by Students Advocating for Sexual Safety and Empowerment (SASSE)

Friday February 16th | 7:00 to 9:00PM | Location TBD

Join SASSE as we hold our annual production The Vagina Monologues. Written by Eve Ensler, the play consists of many monologues stemming from interviews Ensler conducted of about 180 women. Topics range from sexual assault to becoming confident during sex.

 

Safer Sex Express Pizza Packing Party, Hosted by the Safer Sex Express Brand Ambassadors, Health Services and Office of Health Promotion

Monday February 19th | 4:30 to 6:30PM | Office of Health Promotion (Suite 006, 111 Waverly Ave.)

Join the Safer Sex Express brand ambassadors for a pizza packing party to make sexual health packs for the free sexual health supply orders via the Safer Sex Express.

Sexual Health Book Club, Hosted by Office of Health Promotion Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

Tuesday February 20th | 5:30PM | Location TBD or Friday February 23rd | 12:00PM | Location TBD

Join the Peer Educators Encouraging Healthy Relationships & Sexuality (PEEHRS) for light snacks and discussion about the book “Don't Put That in There!: And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked” by Dr. Aaron E. Carroll and Dr. Rachel C. Vreeman. The first 36 participants to register will receive a free copy of the book.