The University of New Hampshire is hosting its "Sextober" celebration this month, which features a variety of sexual education-related events, including a screening of a film on "adolescent sexuality."
What are the details?
The film, which is set for a screening Monday, focuses on "how American attitudes towards adolescent sexuality affect today's teenagers."
The film's description points out that "fear and silence around sex and sexuality" permeate American culture.
"Teens are paying a terrible price for this confusion in unintended pregnancy, STDs, and even HIV," the listing continues. "And American taxpayers are paying billions to treat these entirely preventable problems."
The film aims to uncover America's youth in sexual crisis, and compares and contrasts cultural attitudes on sex and sexuality in other countries.
"Real parents and youth, compelling statistics, animation and archival material, all combine to paint an urgent picture of American youth in crisis," the film's synopsis continues. "A crisis that not a lot of people are talking about."
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The university's "Sextober" home page also notes that "safer sex pleasure kits" will be handed out during select events throughout the month.
The event will host free STI/HIV testing clinics, classes on "mindful sex meditation," "consent lemonade," and LGBTQ culture.
The monthlong foray into sexuality is sponsored by the school's Health & Wellness department in collaboration with various other UNH departments and programs.
You can read more about the events here.