February 14, 2020 12:00 PM to 3:00 PMUptown Campus
NAMI's Sexual Health Festival is an all-inclusive, open, kind, and respectful conversation about sex-- any kind of sex, between any persons, regardless of race, genitals, gender, sexuality, or religious beliefs. We aim to educate in not only the traditional sexual education manner but in terms of sex toy education. We want to eliminate the embarrassment or shame that is often associated with conversations surrounding sex or related topics while providing students with the sexual education that they likely never received while in primary school or at home. Our festival will help students practice self-care, self-love, and increased communication with partners to make sex more enjoyable! We want people to understand how to use toys if they desire to and to understand that they shouldn’t feel dirty, pervy, or weird if they want to buy one and try it out. We want to have not only the education of but also giveaways of sex toys that can serve a diverse group of people: some for people with penises, some for people with vaginas, some for the use of heterosexual couples, some for the use of queer couples, and some toys, accessories, or equipment that can be used by anyone, regardless of their genitals or sexuality.
The Sexual Health Festival will be a place where everyone present feels a sense of community and inclusivity with other attendees. The environment we hope to cultivate will encourage everyone in attendance to feel empowered about their sexuality, particularly those who have traditionally felt like they can’t be, like women and queer people. We will also have representatives from campus organizations such as SAPHE if an attendee needs support at any time during the event.