The Prevention team is made up of students with the desire to spread awareness messages. However, we are not professionals.
The information available here gives you some tips to inform yourself, but if you have a health problem: go see a professional!
On campus, you can consult the Point Santé (free and confidential appointment)
Why talk about sexualities?
First of all because it’s not easy to deal with its sexuality, here is how the World Health Organization defines it:
“a central aspect of the human person throughout life; sexuality includes biological sex, gender identity and role, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy and reproduction. Sexuality is experienced and expressed as thoughts, fantasies, desires, beliefs, attitudes, values, behaviors, practices, roles and relationships. While sexuality may include all of these dimensions, they are not always experienced or expressed simultaneously. Sexuality is influenced by biological, psychological, social, economic, political, cultural, ethical, legal, historical, religious and spiritual factors.”
As you may have noticed, we refer to sexualities and not to sexuality. Indeed, the forms and expressions of each person’s sexuality can take very diverse forms (if you have a doubt, read the definition above 😉 ).
At PolyPrev we mainly approach the subject from a risk management perspective. The idea is not to give the idea of dangerous sexualities but on the contrary an aspect of our relationships that deserves special attention, for oneself and for others 🙂
“Safer Sex” : what is it ?
This principle encompasses practices that reduce the risks of sexual intercourse and that we wish to disseminate to improve the sexual health of everyone. The organisation Sexual Health Switzerland does a lot of work to raise awareness and provide support in this regard.
It is important to remember that there is no such thing as zero risk, but with some simple good practices you can be safe in most cases 🙂
Edition 2020-2021 (Automn)
As the new school year begins in 2020, the team must definitely adapt to be able to continue its online outreach activities. The contact with students is a real lack but we remain motivated and full of ideas! 😀
Content sharing – Discord
Since we can’t put up great posters on campus or accost our colleagues, we decided to make good use of one of the great remote communication opportunities offered by AGEPoly: the Polycampus Discord!
In a dedicated channel, we regularly shared videos, podcasts, brochures and other content related to sexualities. We had a publication schedule in order to address particular themes as the weeks went by 🙂
- Other STI
These content are still accessible –> here <–
Frequently Asked Questions – Discord
We set up a temporary channel on the PolyCampus Discord dedicated to all the questions students might have about sexuality. They could ask their questions anonymously on a dedicated platform and the Prevention team’s elves would take care of the information and answer directly in the public channel so that everyone could benefit from the answer!
Because we learn more by having fun, we set up a quiz that was broadcast on AGEPoly’s social networks. Orgasm, minority sexualities, harassment, etc., everyone had the opportunity to test their “knowledge” and hope to win prizes! You can check the questions and their answers –> here <–
The prizes were distributed to the participants during the spring semester 2021 🙂
Thanks to Laura, Louis and Thibault for taking care of this edition of PolyPrev Sexualities 😀