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Sexperts

Sexual Health Peer Advisors (Sexperts) serve as campus educational peer advisors and programmers. We coordinate campus-wide education and 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 (37 Dewey Field Rd. 4th floor). A Coordinator of Student Health Promotion & Wellness serves 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 broken down into a combination of one and two hour weekly sessions. Sexperts Training is offered during a class time, like 10A or 2A a few times a year. This training is designed to give Sexperts the knowledge and ability to discuss such topics as STIs, contraception, pleasure-based sexuality, sexual identity, communication and intimacy in relationships. 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 Sexperts trainings for the 2012-2013 school year are planned for Winter term 2013 and Spring Term 2013. If you are interested in participating in our training, complete the application below. Training for Spring Term 2013 is scheduled during the 2A class time. Early Decision applications are due March, 16, 2013. Final deadline for applications is March, 26, 2013. Applicants will be notified about their placement shortly after submission. Please blitz completed applications to Amanda Childress

Sexpert Application

 

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Web Resources

We have compiled a lengthy list of web resources that you may find interesting -- check them out! In addition, we have our own Sexperts Blog, where anyone is invited to post a question for us anonymously.  Check it out!

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Programming

Sexperts encourages Dartmouth students or student groups to contact us to arrange an event. We will be happy to try to accommodate your interests with our established programs. Our purpose is to help facilitate interactive and informative programs based on topics involving sexual health. A minimum of two weeks advance notice is required. Please blitz Sexperts to request programming.

We have a few programs and descriptions completed and more are being developed. You may find them on our Programming page.

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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
37 Dewey Field Rd. Rm 404
603-646-9414

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Last Updated: 4/1/13