The Down Low on Getting Down is a workshop series that explores the topics of sexuality, healthy relationships and negotiating desire.
These workshops are geared towards educating students on topics that they often have to turn to the internet, and other not-so-reliable sources to find information about. We want to be at the forefront of providing education to students that is different from other sexual education.
2018-2019 Topics: (*Restarting Fall 2019 – topics to be announced)
– Self Love and Self Discovery
– Toys for Adults
– Knots and Kinks
– Love me Tinder
– Anything but Straight
Goals of the workshops include:
Consent and communication are large parts of any and every sexual act, yet there is often an absence of both. Consent is complex and we want to explore those gray areas in a way that is applicable to real life scenarios.
Students are often not given a space to freely and openly express their sexual-selves, thus we are aiming to provide a safe and inclusive space to do so. We want to bring these (sometimes difficult) topics to students in a way that engages them more and does not continue to marginalize and oppress people. Desire and pleasure should be a part of sex and sexuality, let’s make sure we include that in our conversations!
Traditional sexual education is based on heteronormative, able-bodied, cis-gendered, reproductive sex. This leaves all sexual acts that do not align with these strict guidelines in the shadows. By not talking about the diversity of sex and sexuality, this traditional type of education is marginalizing and oppressing particular groups. Within our sexual education workshops, we openly talk about all these topics that are left out by traditional sexual education, thus providing a more inclusive and diverse education. It is important to recognize the wide variety of sex and sexuality that are in the world, and in the Fleming community. The goal is for all people to be included, to experience education that speaks to their personal identity and experience.