Let's talk about sex!
Sex is fun. Sex is spicy. Sex is intimate. Sex is respectful. Everyone does sex in their own way. Join us from 14 to 25 September 2020 for a festival of celebrating, questioning and exploring every aspect of sex. Whether you’re new to sex or a little more experienced, there’s something for everyone.
SEXtember is a co-created event brought to you by the Health Promotions Unit and Arc. Stay up to date with all events through Arc’s SEXtember Facebook page.
During September at UNSW: No cost STI testing is available throughout September at UNSW. Whether you’ve had sex once or multiple times, had one partner or many, sexual health testing is an essential part of staying healthy.
Cards with Care | Love letter edition
During September at UNSW: At times like right now a little bit of love goes a long way so whether it is a secret crush, your bestie or just someone you hold close, write them a Card with Care to show your love!
Friendship as a Way of Life
During September at UNSW: Across the gallery and online, this exhibition centres around three ideas that offer perspectives on LGBTQI+ partnerships, collaboration, visibility, sex, intimacy and knowledge.
Real Talk | Sex, porn and consent
Mon 14 Sept, 12-1pm: Far too often when it comes to difficult conversations about sex, or taboo topics, we talk around it, we shy away from Telling It Straight. In this series, we talk to guests who tell it straight.
Pleasure and danger
Monday 14 Sept, 8-9pm: Listen to our interdisciplinary panel with speakers from different faith traditions who will be discussing the intersection of faith, ethics, and intimate queer relationships.
You can't ask that | video launch
Tues 15 Sept, 6pm: We are asking the sticky and tricky questions. We want to tackle stereotypes head on and get all that spicy/dicey content out of your system. Submit your questions through the link.
Wed 16 Sept, 10am - 4pm in the UNSW Main Quad: Playsafe this SEXtember. Drop by our stall in the UNSW quad for physically distanced games, free STI testing, and plenty of prizes to be won!
Tea & Talk | the late night edition
Wed 16 Sept, 6-7pm: Tea and Talk is a chance for us to chat to you, to guests in the know about the tough stuff, the spicy stuff and to spill the tea on the hype around wellness.
Ask me, I'm a doctor
Thurs 17 Sept, 5-6pm: Do you have a question you're just too embarrassed to ask? Here's your chance to ask those uncomfortable and awkward questions in an anonymous panel discussion with sexual health peers and professionals.
Flesh Meet | Part 1
Thurs 17 Sept, 5:30pm: This first talk will concentrate on the emergence and maintenance of events for lesbian and queer women, exploring how these are ‘made’ lesbian and the unique atmosphere developed within these spaces.
SEXtember Speed Dating
Thurs 17 Sept, 6-7pm: We know that dating in 2020 looks pretty different. So we want to give you a helping hand and bring the dating to you. Don’t miss out on having the chance to find a cheeky spark or that instant connection.
Love Abroad | Unlocking the Australian dating scene
Mon 21 Sept, 5-6pm: What’s a bonk? What’s the best dating app? Why didn’t someone tell me this years ago? Learn all the tips and tricks about dating in Australia that you wish you had known when you first arrived.
Starting Out with ACON
Tues 22 Sept, 12-1pm: Join ACON’s new online workshop session for young people of diverse genders and sexualities to link up in a safe and inclusive space, and chat about the ins and outs of wellbeing and sexual health.
Tues 22 Sept, 6-7pm: Join our Sexy Trivia to put your sex knowledge to the test! Register as a team or individual, and get in quick as spaces are limited!
Hump Day 2
Wed 23 Sept, 10am-4pm in the UNSW Main Quad: Drop by our stall in the UNSW quad for physically distanced games, free STI testing, and plenty of prizes to be won! Chat with Family Planning and ACON.
Ally Lunch & Learn | Sexual Health and Diversity
Wed 23 Sept, 12-1pm: Join this Ally Lunch & Learn on sexual health for the gender, sex, and sexuality diverse community, facilitated by Axel-Nathaniel Rose and featuring sexual health expert Dr Vincent Cornilesse.
Tea & Talk | Feel empowered by pleasure
Wed 23 Sept, 6-7pm: Tea and Talk is a chance for us to chat to you, to guests in the know about the tough stuff, the spicy stuff, and to spill the tea on the hype around wellness. We will be joined by Georgia, a certified Sex Coach.
Pleasure | Unlocking the secrets of good sex
Thurs 24 Sept, 12:30-1:30pm: Join us for an intimate discussion about sex, desire and the art of communication with writer and self professed sex-nerd Liz Duck-Chong in conversation with sex coach Georgia Grace.
SexEd with your Mates and Dates | Games Night!
Thurs 24 Sept, 4-8pm: Come spend an evening with Consent Labs and the Welfare Collective where we will be sharing a giggle, chat, gossip and learning about SexEd with your mates and dates.
SEXtember Speed Dating
Thurs 24 Sept, 5-6pm: We know that dating in 2020 looks pretty different. So we want to give you a helping hand and bring the dating to you. Don’t miss out on having the chance to find a cheeky spark or that instant connection.
Flesh Meet | Part 2
Thurs 24 Sept, 5:30pm: This talk will consider theories of gentrification and a 'post-gay' era, as well as the productive role of trans and gender diversity within communities.