Ask the Sexpert
Got questions about sexuality, sexual health, safer sex, intimacy, or anything else related to sex? Ask the Sexpert, a sexual health educator at the Student Health Center who provides an online, confidential Q&A forum for current NYU students.
Just email your questions to the Sexpert at firstname.lastname@example.org. All communication is confidential. Don't be afraid to ask your question - the Sexpert has heard it all!
Virtual Sexpert Workshops
Sexual Pleasure 101
Monday, February 13, 5-6pm EST
Want to make sex more pleasurable for you and your partners? Who doesn’t?!
Join this interactive workshop to hear about intimacy, sexual function, orgasms, and partner communication from the Sexpert, NYU’s sexual health educator. Talking about sex can be awkward, but it doesn’t have to be—this open conversation will be sex-positive and non-judgmental. Register on Zoom.
Safer Sex 101
Thursday, February 16, 5-6pm EST
Did you know there’s a safer way to have sex? Get the facts on STIs and HIV, pregnancy prevention, and safer sex in this interactive workshop with the Sexpert, NYU’s sexual health educator. Get answers to NYU students’ top questions and bring questions of your own. No need to be shy—this is a sex-positive, non-judgmental space. Register on Zoom.
About the Sexpert
NYU’s Sexpert, Alyssa LaFosse, received her Masters in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley, and has extensive experience working with college-age youth on sexual health issues. She strives to give students comprehensive and accurate information in a nonjudgmental manner so that they can make informed choices about their sexual health.
Every single person is entitled to feel pleasure and enjoy one's own body, regardless of gender or whether one is in a relationship or not. We employ a "body positive" model, which means that people are encouraged to be familiar and comfortable with their bodies. This is important not just for self-pleasure but also for health reasons, so that people have a strong awareness of their bodies, are better able to notice anything unusual, and can take measures to stay healthy. The "body positive" philosophy applies to all people - whether or not one is sexually active.