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Sex Week

Sex Week is week-long series of events from various campus and community partners that aim to actively and creatively engage the campus community on topics related to health, wellness, consent, risk awareness, identity, relationships, diversity, inclusive language, and education.


Event highlights included: panel discussions on Title IX, consent, religion, masculinity, body image; safe space training, navigating healthy relationships, identity and orientation, and Pride Club’s Queer Prom.

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Our annual Sex Week is back! Live and in-person (with hybrid options available)!

In its 5th year, Sex Week is week-long series of events from various campus and community partners that aim to actively and creatively engage the campus community on topics related to sexual health, sexual wellness, consent, risk awareness, identity, relationships, diversity, inclusive language, and education.

Special thanks to our sponsors for their generous donations! 

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Sex Education: Title IX and Consent

March 7 | 12 - 1 P.M. | Building 57, Room 1100A

Join Student Accessibility Services for an importative panel discussion on the importance of consent, relationships, and Title IX for all students.

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Bodies and Brushes: Loving the Skin You're In

March 8 | 4 - 6 P.M. | Building 58W, Room 3804

Join us for an creative and engaging workshop on the importance of self-love and body acceptance, through painting. See yourself in art and see yourself as art.

 Bring your favorite photo of yourself to create into a masterpiece.

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Consent Carnival

March 9 | 10 A.M. - 2 P.M. | Osprey Plaza

Join the Victims Advocacy Program and the LGBTQ Center for a Market Day takeover!


Caught / Caer 

March 9 | 11 A.M. - 1 P.M. | Building 58W, Room 3804

In an event co-sponsored by the DHI, the UNF English/Film Department, and the LGBTQ Center, filmmaker Dr. Nick Mai, Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester, and Dr. Nicholas de Villiers, Professor of English and Film at the University of North Florida, will host a documentary screening and Q&A of "Caught/Caer," a collaborative documentary using fictional as well as mainstream observation filmmaking methods to express the struggles for recognition and justice of trans Latina women working in the NYC sex industry.

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Tinder Live! Comedy Show with Lane Moore 

March 9 | 6:30 - 8 P.M. | Building 14A, Room 1314

 This is the only comedy show exploring the wild world of Tinder, the hot new dating app that hooks up local singles based solely on physical attractiveness. The critically acclaimed show is an anything-can-happen interactive comedy showstopper with helpful and oftentimes ridiculous tips, tricks, and real-time swiping and messaging (and sometimes even real-time phone calls and texting with Tinder matches)! If you’ve ever been on an online dating site, you need to see this show.

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Intentionality & Pleasure: How to Generate Time, Space, and Thoughtfulness into Expansive Sexio-Relational Practices

March 10 | 2 - 4 P.M. | Building 58W, Room 3805


 Art is intentional and expressive. In many ways, life mirrors these qualities. Hosts Jessica Borusky (they/them) and Angel Kalafatis-Russell (they/them) will lead a discussion and guided activity connecting creative practices, intentionality, and embracing pleasure in one’s personal gender-sexual expressions and relationships. Borusky and Kalafatis-Russell will share their experiences as queer, gender fluid, polyamorous, kinky artists and academics, and facilitate guided, creative exercises that invite workshop attendees to unpack what intentional expression and the pursuit of pleasure means. Participants will write, draw, discuss, and/or share in small groups and leave with interactive guides about gender, sex, and relationship styles.

About our hosts:
Jessica Borusky currently serves as faculty in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville as Gallery Director and Instructor. They are a curator, educator, cultural organizer, and artist- with a focus on contemporary issues in art and organizing, publics, performance, queerness, language, and expanded media.
Angel Kalafatis-Russell, MS, CSE (they/them; aka: Professor Sex) is a queer, non-binary, board-certified sex educator, research sexologist, advocate, and author. They’re Director of Sex and Gender Education for PFLAG of Jacksonville, and they were recently named COO of Tickle.Life, a global sexual wellness discovery platform. Learn more:

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Queer Prom

March 10 | 7 - 10 P.M. | Building 58W, Room 3703

Join UNF Pride Club and the LGBTQ Center for our annual party! This year's theme is 80's sci-fi! Come dressed in your intergalactic best! 

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Friday Lounge: It's A Pleasure to Meet You

March 11 | 2 - 4 P.M. | Building 58W, Room 3703

The Women’s Center and the LGBTQ Center join together to talk about the sex education you didn't get growing up! Facilitated by our favorite sex educator Angel Russell!

Sex Week 2020 Events

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Censorship and Accountability on Free Speech featuring Brandon Arroyo

Friday, March 6, Noon - 1:30 p.m. 
UNF Writing Center, Building 4, Room 2501 
       Brandon is the host of the Porno Cultures Podcast, a show where he interviews professors, performers, and anyone who helps us think about adult media in new and interesting ways. He's also the co-editor of I Confess!: Constructing the Sexual Self in the Internet Age (McGill-Queens Press, 2019). I Confess! is the first collection to analyze the intersection between sexual representation and sex across a multitude of media platforms. He's currently working on a book titled The Basics: Pornography Studies (Routledge), an introductory text for those wanting to learn more about the academic study of pornography. He's an instructor of media studies at Queens College, CUNY.  
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It's a Pleasure to Meet You! The sex-ed you didn't get growing up

Friday, March 6, 2 - 4 p.m.
John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, Room 3805  
      Hosted by the UNF Women's Center and Angel Kalafatis-Russell of   
      This interactive, hands-on workshop is a great place to start. Get ready to talk about anatomy, desire, arousal. foreplay, and intimacy aids (lubricants and sex toys, yay!) and health conditions that make all this important. Learn ways to figure out what you like and how to negotiate those things with your partner(s) in a safe and affirming way (a.k.a. enthusiastic consent). We will explore some of the tools and resources you have available to you to develop a healthy, safe, rewarding sexuality that YOU define.  
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CSHERI Research Poster Presentation

Friday, March 6, 4 - 6 p.m. 
John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, Room 3804 and 3805
      In its’ third-year, the CSHERI Research Poster Presentation provides regional area students, faculty and staff to showcase their work related to identity, gender, and orientation, behavior and healthy relationships, education, health and wellness, safety and consent.  
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Cocoa and Consent

Monday, March 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Green
      Hosted by the UNF Women's Center and Victim Advocate  
      Join us on the Green to promote a positive consent culture. Asking for consent can be fun and sexy. It is also the starting point for having great sex. Grab a cup of cocoa and let's talk consent.   
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Mental Health & Sexual Wellness Panel Discussion

Monday, March 9, 2 - 4 p.m.
Building 39, Room 4029
      A discussion on mental health and its effects on sexual wellness. Moderated by Dr. Robert Zeglin.  
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Seeing Our Selves Clearly

Tuesday, March 10, 12:30 - 2 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center, Building 58E, Room 1111
       A discussion on navigating life, relationships, and the language used to describe yourself as late 20’s-early 30’s transgender, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary person.  
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NSFS (Not Safe for School) Coloring?

Wednesday, March 11, 4 - 6 p.m.
LGBT Resource Center, Building 58E, Room 1111
      Hosted by UNF Pride Club. A creative program that is part facilitated discussion on sexual education in schools, part coloring activity based.  
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Reading Is Not A Drag

Thursday, March 12, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Building 57, Room 1100A
      Reading is a Drag will be an hour long educational program featuring the talents of drag entertainers BeBe Deluxe, Sweet Tea the Drag Queen, & Archer Back. The program will be divided into four parts : a presentation of the educational story "Mind Ya Business Monster", a role play scenario, a simulation game show, and a Q&A from the audience.  
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Sex Ed Speakeasy

Thursday, March 12, 6 - 8 p.m.
John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, Room 2704
      Our keynote program will be given by UNF Alumni and creator of UNF Sex Week, Angel Kalafatis-Russell. Sex Ed Speakeasy is about acknowledging that sex is a natural part of human existence, sexuality is an important part of human identity, and we all deserve honest, medically accurate, pleasure-based information about our bodies, our behaviors, and our relationships. We will talk about the nature of sex ed prohibition, what it looks like in modern society, how it impacts our lives, and what we can do to receive better support from lawmakers, administrators, and other professionals.

This keynote will fun, engaging, interactive, and I encourage you to dress up in your 1920’s best.

Code word to get in the door: Sex
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Anything but Vanilla

Friday, March 13, 2 - 3 p.m.
John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Room 1111
      Let's have cake! We will discuss the connection between unpacking/healing trauma through kink culture.  
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Queer Prom

Friday, March 13, 9 - 11 p.m.

John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, Room 3703

      Hosted by UNF Pride Club and the LGBT Resource Center  
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What is Sex Week?

“Sex Week is week-long series of events that feature a positive message designed to educate the campus community on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to: health and wellness, relationships and intimacy, identity, gender, sexual orientation, safety, risk awareness, and consent. This healthy, empowering, and inclusive message is at the core of Sex Week programs.”

Sex Week 2018 Theme: InterSEXionality

The 2018 Sex Week theme is InterSEXionality: promoting existing campus-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives as they relate to the mission of Sex Week. The LGBT Resource Center will collaborate with a myriad of departments and individuals across campus to promote an interdisciplinary, intersectional approach to sexual health, identity, safety, and wellbeing.  The World Health Organization provides guidance for a holistic and inclusive approach to sexual health:


Sexual Health is a state of physical, emotional, mental, and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction, or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships… free of coercion, discrimination, and violence.


Informed by this statement, Sex Week programming will discusses the ways that sexuality intersects with other identities and experiences. Speakers will share scholarly, scientific, and lived-experience viewpoints on topics such as LGBT identity, body positivity, religion, race, healthy relationships, safety, physical and emotional wellbeing, and consent. 


Monday, March 5

Tuesday, March 6

Wednesday, March 7

Thursday, March 8

Friday, March 9

Monday, March 5 – Sexual Safety Swoop!

10:00 am to 2:00 pm: RAPID HIV TESTING

     Student Union Ballrooms

     Provided by UF CARES


     Student Union Ballrooms

     Hosted by the UNF LGBT Resource Center in collaboration with a variety of campus partners.

     Brunch will be provided by CAN Community Health


A panel discussion about the rights and resources here in the campus community regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence, and what’s new with Title IX under the new US Presidential Administration. The panel will include representatives from various UNF departments including:

  • The Counseling Center
  • The Women’s Center
  • Victim’s Advocacy
  • University Police Department
  • Dean of Students/SOS
  • The Student Ombuds 
  • The LGBT Resource Center

The panelists will discuss a variety of on-campus resources related to matters such as the Clery Act, Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA), Title IX, counseling and mental health services, campus safety, and LGBTQ issues (such as the Preferred Name Policy). There will be extensive opportunity for audience participation/Q&A. This discussion covers topics of great importance to the entire Osprey community and is geared to students, faculty, and staff.


     Student Union Ballrooms

     Hosted by the UNF LGBT Resource Center and International Studies

     Brunch will be provided by CAN Community Health


Through our theme of InterSEXionality we seek to promote an interdisciplinary approach to sexual health and sexuality, which centers diverse and inclusive scholarly, scientific, and lived-experience viewpoints. It is our goal to examine the ways that sexual health and sexuality intersect with other identities and experiences. The symposium will showcase scholarly work in a series of oral presentations*, as well as a resource fair from departments all across campus and the greater Jacksonville community.


Full Symposium Program and More Information


The following organizations will have representatives present at tables around the ballroom from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to share their resources and other helpful information.

  • Women’s Center of Jacksonville
  • CAN – Community Action Network
  • FC2 – Female/Internal Condom
  • Florida Department of Health
  • University of North Florida Department of Diversity Initiatives
  • University of North Florida Department of International Studies 
  • University of North Florida Counseling Center
  • University of North Florida LGBT Resource Center
  • University of North Florida Office of Undergraduate Research 
  • University of North Florida Recreation and Wellness


     Student Union Ballroom D

     Facilitated by UNF Victim’s Advocacy Program/Maurisha Bishop


What do online dating, safety, and consent have to do with each other? With the pervasiveness of online dating applications like Tinder, OK Cupid,, Grindr, and more, it’s becoming seemingly impossible to meet new people without going online. How do you know that you can trust a person on the other end of the screen? Join us for a discussion about reducing risk and increasing safety in a digital dating world.


Co-hosted with Campus Life

Tuesday, March 6

10:00 am to 2:00 pm: RAPID HIV TESTING

     UNF LGBT RC Conference Room

     Provided by JASMYN


     Student Union Auditorium

     Hosted by the UNF LGBT Resource Center


Safe Space training is offered regularly for UNF faculty and staff, and students want the opportunity to earn their rainbow sticker, too! In response to popular demand, the LGBT Resource Center staff are delighted to open this LGBTQIA+ cultural competency training to the general student body. A Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to learn about LGBTQIA+ terminology and identities, discuss society’s impact on LGBTQIA+ individuals, become aware of resources, dialogue on strategies to reduce homophobia and heterosexism on campus, and ask questions throughout. All attendees receive a Safe Space sticker at the conclusion of the session.


     Co-hosted with Campus Life

Wednesday, March 7

10:00 am to 2:00 pm: RAPID HIV TESTING

     UNF LGBT RC Conference Room 

     Provided by JASMYN


     Student Union Ballroom D

     Hosted by the UNF LGBT Resource Center and the M&M’s Discussion Group


Join us for a discussion about sexual health, society, and experiences of people who fall on the male or masculine spectrum, including but not limited to: gay and bisexual men, non-binary and genderfluid people, masculine women, transgender individuals, and queer people. All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, March 8 – Queers in SPAAAAAACE

10:00 am to 2:00 pm: RAPID HIV TESTING

     UNF LGBT RC Conference Room

     Provided by JASMYN


     Student Union, Room 3804

     Hosted by the UNF LGBT Resource Center


Our bodies determine so much about how we move through the world, how we interact with others, and how we relate to ourselves. Panelists, including UNF professors and local educators, will share their expertise and lived experiences in different types of bodies and how that relates to other topics such as race, body type and size, dis/ability, gender, aging, and the identity politics of desirability (conventional versus unconventional attractiveness). The discussion will also examine the inequitable ways that different bodies move through the world and attain access (or not) to resources about sexual health and education, relationships, and more.

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm: Inspire the Fire presents: SEX ED A-GO-GO with Lola and Queer Prom

     Student Union Ballrooms

     Sex Ed A GO-GO with Lola is funded by Student Life and Services Fee

     Queer Prom is hosted by the UNF Pride Club and partially funded by the UNF Alumni Association


One part Q & A and one part variety show, Sex Ed A-Go-Go is a stage show based in NYC that has travelled to colleges and universities across the country. Hosted by its creator, Lola, and featuring local talent and personalities, this engaging show will provide important information in a welcoming and inclusive setting. Attendees can expect to receive sex education, facts and statistics with comedy and dancing mixed in! Come for the education and stay for the inclusive and positive environment. Students can expect to ask questions about sexuality and relationships and receive honest, informed answers. Come ready to have fun and learn something new! This event is supported with SLS funds as part of the Inspire the Fire series.

Friday, March 9

10:00 am to 2:00 pm: RAPID HIV TESTING

     UNF LGBT RC Conference Room 

     Provided by JASMYN


     Student Union Auditorium

     Hosted by the UNF Interfaith Department


Hear from a panel of local religious leaders as they discuss how their faith traditions impact what they believe about sexual orientation, sexual health and sexual education.

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: THE SCIENCE OF SEX EDUCATION

     Student Union Auditorium

     Hosted by the LGBT Resource Center and RecWell


This straightforward and inclusive presentation focuses on scientifically-backed, medically accurate sex and sexuality education. Students will learn about the science of human sexuality, including such topics as anatomy, attraction, intimacy, risk awareness, and the role of communication and consent. Students will walk away with the knowledge and resources they need for developing a safe and responsible approach to sexual and romantic relationships.

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What is Sex Week?

Mission Statement

UNF Sex Week 2017 is a week-long series of events that feature a sex-positive message designed to educate the campus community on a wide variety of topics including but not limited to: health and wellness, relationships and intimacy, identity and orientation, safety and risk awareness, and consent. Dr. Emily Nagoski defines sex positivity in the following way: "Each of us gets to decide how we feel about our body and what we do with it... We get to make decisions that feel safe for us in our body given the context we are in." We believe that this message is healthy, empowering, and inclusive, and communicating that message to the campus community is at the heart of our mission with Sex Week. 


Thank you to all of our community partners, sponsors, and volunteers for their generous contributions that helped make UNF Sex Week 2017 possible!  

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UNF Sex Week 2017

This past March, the UNF LGBT Resource Center hosted its first Sex Week, a full week committed to workshops designed to educate the campus community on a wide variety of topics including but not limited to: health and wellness, relationships and intimacy, identity and orientation, safety and risk awareness and consent. The six events featured as part of Sex Week 2017 attracted a total of 163 attendees and included week long access to free HIV/STI testing. The testing was administered by JASMYN, UF Cares and AIDS Healthcare Foundation, who collectively administered 110 individual HIV, STI, and/or pregnancy tests.


Surveys sent out post-event returned 57 responses, most of which were supportive and requesting more events like those hosted during sex week more often. “It was very interesting and I learned about many resources on and off campus that I did not know about [before]. They should do this at least twice throughout the year.”


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Condoms, Lubricant, and Sexual Health Promotion

Prior to Sex Week, the UNF LGBT Resource Center already featured an impressive array of condoms and lubricants to provide students with accessible tools for safer sex. Through the generous donations of sponsors from Florida Health, One Condoms, Lifestyles, Good Clean Love, Uberlube, Gun oil and Pink, the Center boosted its inventory with over 10,000 individual units of condoms and lubricant samples. To bolster the atmosphere of sex positivity, staff members and volunteers from the Center and created a condom cake and two  tri-fold posters layered with condoms (taped, NOT stapled) that said “Have fun be safe.” Additionally, thanks to myLAB box, we were also able to hand out hundreds of coupons for discounted in-home HIV and STI testing.


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Events and Workshops

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Navigating NRE

Billy Holder from the Relationship Equality Foundation walked us through basic elements of the science of attraction and New Relationship Energy (NRE) and supplemented that information with personal stories rich with tips avoiding some of the early mistakes of rushing into new relationships.


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Campus Safety Panel

Sex Week kicked off with an informational panel about rights and resources on campus regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence. The Campus Safety Panel was a collaborative event including representatives from nine different UNF departments. Also featured during the conversation was UNF’s recently implemented Preferred Name Policy, which allows students and staff to officially register a preferred name and, once registered, allows individuals to utilize their preferred name and pronoun in lieu of legal name when it is not necessary for the legal name to be used. Additionally, the panel provided information and Q&A about the Clery Act, Violence Against Women’s Act, Title IX, counseling and mental health services, LGBTQ issues on campus and in the classroom, and general campus safety resources and protocol.


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Dulce Garcia

Sex educator and documentary filmmaker Dulce Garcia flew in all the way from California to deliver not one, but two amazing workshops for Sex Week.


The first workshop, “May I kiss you? Sexual Communication and Consent”, was so interactive that we didn’t even have any chairs! Participants were encouraged to learn how to ask explicitly for consent and set up boundaries. Dulce guided attendees through the sources of discomfort in relationships and intimacy and stressed critical points, like the importance of consent in both sexual and nonsexual contexts.


The workshop that followed the next day focused on anti-oppression. Dulce introduced attendees to the fundamental elements of oppression and equipped them with tools for challenging its many manifestations within the context of romantic, platonic, civil and professional relationships.

LGBT 101

Modeled after the center’s popular Speaker’s Bureau series, LGBTQ+ students at UNF were featured on a panel allowing these students to share their stories and engage in real time with questions from attendees. Questions ranged from the general “How do you engage with LGBTQ communities?” to the very, very specific “Given unlimited funds to create it, what would your perfect outfit look like?”


Sex Week’s reach and variety of programming gave UNF students and community members myriad opportunities to learn about LGBTQ+ identities in a fun, inclusive, educational, and sex-positive environment.

Pride Club's Alt-Sex Week

Interested in continuing the conversation? Well, Pride Club is hosting Alt-Sex Week check out their events here.