The Office of Student Life is pleased to bring The Office of Student Life is pleased to bring internationally known sex educator Jay Friedman to Berkshire Community College (BCC). His lecture performance, entitled The J-Spot: A Sex Educator Tells All, will be held Thursday, September 30 from 12:15 to 1:15 PM at (Koussevitzky Arts Center, Room 111). Friedman's lecture will entertain while educating his audience about important and timely sexuality issues. The event is open to the entire campus community and BCC students are eligible to receive forum credit for their attendance.
The J-Spot: A Sex Educator Tells All is Friedman's newest lecture performance. A recent reviewer raved that "It's a lecture performance a la The Vagina Monologues that provokes as it electrifies audiences about the things everyone cares about: sex and relationships.... This is an educational and entertaining event better than any class on campus."
"Unfortunately, we live in a sex-negative, sex-repressed, and sex-phobic society which has trouble talking about sex and which provides inadequate sex education," Friedman asserts. "My goal is to give a thought-provoking, conversation-creating and perhaps life-changing performance that breaks the taboos in talking about sex. If people can be more open, I'm sure we'd avoid the dangers that result from sexual ignorance, and instead enjoy healthy relationships and more pleasurable sexual lives."
Friedman's presentation is poignant, powerful, playful, and provocative.
"People call me a sexual provocateur," explains Friedman, "My performance is at times personal, philosophical, political and prophetic. The storytelling, the cultural observations, the predictions-they're all relevant to the students' lives, getting them to perk up, laugh a lot, and also learn."
Learn they will. Unafraid to tackle even the toughest sexuality issues, time flies as Friedman addresses a whirlwind of topics with sensitivity and playful humor. Audiences can expect to learn such things as:
- The three conditions to meet before you're ready to have sex
- The truth about whether men really explode if they don't have sex
- The mysteriously missing sexual organ
- How to make condoms feel oh-so-much better
- Cross-cultural comparisons between the U.S. and other countries on sexual matters
- The state of sex education in the U.S.-including life as a sex educator
Jay Friedman, nominated multiple times as "Lecturer of the Year" by the National Association for Campus Activities, is professionally-certified as a sex educator by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). An award-winning writer featured in a number of national publications, he is a former disc jockey and host of a radio talk show on relationships. Based in Seattle, Friedman travels campus to campus to share his insights and outbursts on sex and relationships.
For more information on the program, call the Office of Student Life at 413-236-1660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.