Monday, October 12, 2009

"Sex and the Soul": Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance and Religion on College Campuses

How should religious beliefs define sexual practices? What are the intersections between religious life and the "hookup culture"? How do college students deal with religion and their sex lives?

If you're interested in any of these questions, come hear Donna Freitas speak!
Donna Freitas is a professor at Boston University whose book, Sex and the Soul, is based on hundreds of interviews with college students across the country. Freitas depicts college students' often painful struggle with their sexuality with insight and compassion, and is not interested in denouncing or exalting this sexual culture, but rather understanding the forces behind it. Freitas' analysis of the conflict between students' religious beliefs and perceived sexual norms is relevant to students of many different faiths and backgrounds, and provides a warm and fascinating exploration of how students can truly reconcile their religion with their sexual desires. The event is part of the Let's Talk Sex "Conversations About Sex" fall speaker series.

Donna will be speaking at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 13, in McCosh 46 (note: this is a change from the information on the poster). Interested students can attend an informal dinner beforehand in the Mathey Private Dining Room with Donna at 6 pm. Meal passes will be available for upperclassmen without meal plans. To RSVP for the dinner, contact Amelia at ajthomso@ or Cristina at cstanoje@.

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