Student Voices

  • Becca Harbeson

    Becca Harbeson

    “I support sex week because we desperately need to re-examine the way society tells us to value ourselves and to value our bodies. We are worth being comfortable and happy […]

  • Grace Huckins ’16

    Grace Huckins ’16

    “I support Sex Week because I can’t stand how it’s socially acceptable for a man to talk about sex and enjoy sex, but if a woman does the same she […]

  • Alex McCue

    Alex McCue

    “Sex should be many things, but mysterious is not one of these things.”

  • Harvard College International Women’s Rights Collective

    Harvard College International Women’s Rights Collective

    “The Harvard College International Women’s Rights Collective supports Sex Week at Harvard because we support sustained dialogue around the topics of sex and gender within the Harvard community and in […]

  • Isabella Wager ’16, member of Women’s Lacrosse Team

    Isabella Wager ’16, member of Women’s Lacrosse Team

    “It’s important for the youth of America to understand the merits of safe sex.”

  • Maddie Conway ’16

    Maddie Conway ’16

    “I think its important that students are comfortable with and educated about their sexual health.”

  • Danai Kadzere ’14

    Danai Kadzere ’14

    “I support Sex Week because sex happens, so we should all learn how to make sure that it’s good, safe sex! I’m lucky, because my mom is really open about […]

  • Arthur Kaynor ’12, Former Co-Director of PCC

    Arthur Kaynor ’12, Former Co-Director of PCC

    “The keys to great sex are communication and lube. While PCC (Peer Contraceptive Counselors) can supply the latter and facilitate the former, the value of a campus-wide conversation and movement […]

  • Rachael Foo ’14, President of the Asian American Association

    Rachael Foo ’14, President of the Asian American Association

    “I support Sex Week because the emotional aspect of sex is not discussed enough in our community. Sex Week will provide a much needed forum for healthy dialogue about something […]

  • Caroline Chan ’12

    Caroline Chan ’12

    “I support Sex Week at Harvard because it offers us an opportunity to openly talk about and celebrate an integral part of our lives which is not widely discussed on […]

  • Jeff Solnet ’12, former President of the IOP Student Advisory Committee

    Jeff Solnet ’12, former President of the IOP Student Advisory Committee

    “The more we ignore sex in our daily lives, the more we create and propagate rumors and misinformation that may lead to awful mistakes. Harvard creates spaces for us to […]

  • Laura Ralston, Winthrop House SASH tutor

    Laura Ralston, Winthrop House SASH tutor

    “I am really excited about Sex Week as I see it as a great opportunity to learn more about cultural views on sex and to see firsthand how sex is […]

  • Erin Harrington ’12, Undergraduate Teacher Education Program

    Erin Harrington ’12, Undergraduate Teacher Education Program

    “I graduated high school not knowing how to do two essential things: I didn’t know how to do my taxes, and I didn’t know how to use a condom. Seriously, […]

  • Addie Rolnick ’12

    Addie Rolnick ’12

    “So much of what we learn in college purports to prepare us for adult life, but it’s all too easy to leave here without discussing so many things—how to navigate […]

  • Lila Schreiber ’12

    Lila Schreiber ’12

    “Open conversation and opportunities to learn about sex and related issues are incredibly important. The more platforms we have to discuss and question, the more informed we will be as […]

  • Louis Evans ’13, Contact Peer Counseling

    Louis Evans ’13, Contact Peer Counseling

    “I support Sex Week because I’m a nerd. As a nerd, I’ve long believed that when you care about something, the most important thing to do is to throw yourself […]

  • Talia Lavin ’12, President Emeritus of the Stand Up Comics Society

    Talia Lavin ’12, President Emeritus of the Stand Up Comics Society

    “Hi, I’m Talia, and I support Sex Week because I think sex should be about pleasure and mutual fulfillment, not shame. Much that’s destructive about sexual relationships stems from a […]

  • Carolyn Chou ’13, incoming President of PBHA

    Carolyn Chou ’13, incoming President of PBHA

    “I support Sex Week because sex is a social justice issue. We have to have open dialogue about sex if we want to ensure that we do not perpetuate structures […]

  • Spencer Lenfield ’12

    Spencer Lenfield ’12

    “I’m bad at talking about sex. I blush easily; I get flustered; I start sweating buckets. I have a hard time saying the names of certain body parts, certain four-letter […]

  • Katherine Walecka ’11, Harvard Undergraduate Legal Committee and Lamont Employee

    Katherine Walecka ’11, Harvard Undergraduate Legal Committee and Lamont Employee

    “My reason? Only 28% of HIV-positive Americans get adequate care. Maybe if we open a dialogue about sex, we can create less vindictive attitudes about health care for our fellow […]

  • Danny Bicknell ’13, UC President

    Danny Bicknell ’13, UC President

    “I’m supporting Sex Week because I support open, honest communication that empowers individuals to feel confident and respected amongst their peers. Sex Week will initiate greater sustained conversation and awareness […]

  • R.J. Jenkins, Head Teaching Fellow for English 154: Literature and Sexuality

    R.J. Jenkins, Head Teaching Fellow for English 154: Literature and Sexuality

    “I support Sex Week because I want to live in a more touch-fluent world, one in which people aspire to be good at sex the way they aspire to be […]

  • Alex Velez-Green ’14, Research Team Leader at the IOP

    Alex Velez-Green ’14, Research Team Leader at the IOP

    “I support Sex Week because, whether it should be or not, sexuality is at the core of many of our identities. Whether we are gay, lesbian, straight, or whatever, how […]

  • Seth Riddley ’12, UC Representative and former SMHL

    Seth Riddley ’12, UC Representative and former SMHL

    “I support Sex Week because, as a student who promotes mental health and general wellness on campus, I understand sexual health is essential to and cannot be separated from overall […]

  • Sam Novey ’11, 2011 Grand Marshall and Burgerman

    Sam Novey ’11, 2011 Grand Marshall and Burgerman

    “I support Sex Week because scientists have proven that I think about sex every 20 seconds and so does everyone else. That’s really often. Really really often. So let’s talk about […]

  • Kristin Cronon ’12

    Kristin Cronon ’12

    “I support Sex Week because I think it’s really important for us to think critically about our assumptions about sex. The sex ed I received my whole life never mentioned […]

  • Chava Kenny ’12, Women’s Center intern

    Chava Kenny ’12, Women’s Center intern

    Harvard students have demonstrated a clear demand for more opportunities to engage in dialogue about issues of sexuality. I’m excited for Sex Week to promote a healthy exchange of ideas […]