Lauren Saccone
November 10, 2017 11:19 am

It’s virtually impossible to overstate the importance of safe sex. Now more than ever, people of all genders need to be educated, aware, and smart about gettin’ down. Luckily, there are more and more resources at our disposal. And some come from unexpected places. As part of its Sex Week, Harvard University hosted a workshop on safe anal sex, along with an assortment of workshops on other sex-related topics.

The seminar took place on Tuesday, November 7th, and was delightfully entitled, “What What In The Butt: Anal 101.” The workshop offered a detailed look at all aspects of anal sex — students were taught everything they could possibly want to know on the topic. They were also encouraged to determine whether anal sex was right for them and their partner. In addition, they learned how to make anal sex safe and fun for all involved.

This is all a part of Harvard’s ongoing efforts to educate students on sex, sexuality, and intimacy. The week was sponsored by the Sexual Health Education and Advocacy Throughout Harvard (SHEATH) program. Lita D. Peña the co-president of SHEATH, explained why these workshops are so important in an interview with the Harvard Crimson.

“Oftentimes campus dialogue doesn’t include important aspects of sex, sexuality and sexual health, gender and gender identity, and relationships and intimacy," she said. "These are really complicated conversations and we should be having these conversations more often.”

We love the steps Harvard is taking to destigmatize sex and raise awareness. This is the seventh year of SHEATH’s incredibly popular Sex Week program, and it seems like they’re going stronger than ever. Here’s to more education on safe, sane, and consensual sex — whatever your particular choices may be.

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