Host a Sex Talk
Facilitate a conversation on your campus to talk about sex and sex-positivity with students and experts in order to debunk myths, share lived experiences, and broaden understandings of other experiences. Start by facilitating a safe space conversation within your group. Explore how to incorporate sex-positivity into your other activist endeavors.
Once your group feels comfortable, facilitate a broader sex-positive conversation in which the general student body is invited. It may be helpful to seek out a sex-positive speaker to moderate a productive conversation in which students have the opportunity to learn and bring their ideas to the table.
Reflect after these experiences on where to go next. What have you learned from facilitating these conversations? Are their ways that the administration at your university can support sex-positive ideas on campus? Arrange a meeting with your administration to work with them in order to advocate for sex-positive changes on campus!
Support Local Clinics
Comprehensive women’s health clinics often provide not only much-needed care, but also access to sex education and safe sex resources. You can build a relationship with your local reproductive health clinic by volunteering, escorting, and interning. Clinics often love working with students, and can even come to your campus to help educate people about sexual health!
By working with your local clinic, you can also help destigmatize the relationship that many people have with seeking reproductive health care. For more ideas on how to support local reproductive health clinics, check out our Adopt-A-Clinic campaign.
Support Comprehensive Sex Ed
Locally appointed officials and school boards often shape sex ed curricula; learn more about the curriculum in place in your community and put together a proposal for local decision makers to improve it! Launch a petition and organize to raise awareness in your community about the proposal and attend local school board meetings to advocate for your changes. For more ideas on how to engage decision makers, check out our State Capitals Campaign.
Host a SafeZone Training
SafeZone training is meant to develop, enhance, and maintain environments that are culturally competent and supportive to LGBTQIA individuals. Get your feminist group SafeZone certified and encourage your university community to do so as well!
Celebrate Love Your Body Day
Love Your Body Day (now.org/now-foundation/love-your-body) is an annual campaign created by the National Organization for Women to celebrate people’s bodies as they are. Join the celebration on campus by:
- Posting body-positivity notes on mirrors in the dorms.
- Hosting a screening of a body-positive movie and having a body image discussion afterward.
- Encouraging people on your campus to share what they love about their bodies on social media.
Host aSex-Positive Game Night
Many young people don’t know the facts about safe sex practices. See if you can get condoms and dental dams from your school’s health center or a local women’s health clinic and host a sex-positive social event on your campus to educate and spread awareness while also demystifying STIs, contraception, healthy relationship practices, and myths about gender! Try downloading or making some Condom Bingo cards or hosting a sex-positive trivia night.