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Sexperts

Sexual Health Peer Advisors (Sexperts) serve as campus educational peer advisors. We respond to requests for peer education around issues of healthy sexuality,  relationships, pleasure-based sexuality, STIs and contraception. Sexperts also provide advising services for students who wish to speak to a peer on an individual basis. As a group, we strive to be inclusive and address all members of the Dartmouth student population.

Sexperts is a sexual health peer-advising group sponsored by Dartmouth College’s Student Health Promotion & Wellness Department (Robinson Hall, 3rd Floor). Staff from Student Health Promotion & Wellness provide our training and serve as our advisor.

Philosophy 

The philosophy of the Sexperts' program is based upon the following Shared Beliefs and Values: 

  1. All persons are sexual, whether we choose to actively express our sexuality or not 
  2. Sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living 
  3. Individuals express their sexuality in varied ways and it is more important to respect and accept the diversity of values and beliefs about sexuality 
  4. Individuals and society benefit when people are able to discuss sexuality openly and in a healthy manner 
  5. Healthy sexual relationships are consensual and never coercive or exploitative  
  6. All persons have the right and responsibility to make healthy sexual choices 
  7. Sexperts promote a positive view of sexuality, provide Dartmouth students with information and skills about caring for their sexual health, and help them acquire knowledge to make informed decisions now and in the future
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Training

Sexperts participate in approximately 40 hours of training, typically offered during a class time, like 10A or 2A a few times a year. This training is designed to give students the knowledge and ability to discuss such topics as STIs, contraception, pleasure-based sexuality, sexual identity, communication and intimacy in relationships, etc. Because our training focuses on sexual education as well as listening and advising skills, Sexperts are prepared to serve as sexual health resources and referral points for their peers.

The next Sexperts Training will be Spring 2015. If you are interested in training to be a Sexual Health Peer Advisor, blitz Sexperts@Dartmouth.edu to be added to our interest list. Applications for to apply for Spring term will be available online in March. 

 

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Web Resources

We have compiled a lengthy list of web resources that you may find interesting! Check them out!

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Contact Us

Blitz the Sexperts account with questions or concerns or visit with a Sexpert in your residence hall.

Advisor: Amanda Childress, MEd
Student Health Promotion & Wellness
Robinson (Robo) Hall, Suite 319
603-646-9414

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Last Updated: 1/16/15