Got questions about sexuality, sexual health, safer sex, intimacy, or anything else related to sex? Ask the Sexpert, a sexual health educator within 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. You can also schedule an appointment to meet in person. All communication is confidential. Don't be afraid to ask your question - the Sexpert has heard it all!
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.