Happy Wellness Wednesday, Community!

Here’s our Sexual Wellness Wednesday Health Tip:

Sex toys can be a fun and pleasurable part of a healthy sex life. Sex toys can be used alone or with partner(s) and can come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, materials, and types. There are internal toys, external toys, combo toys, G-spot toys and toys specific for penises. If you’re interested in learning more about the types of sex toys available and/or in purchasing any, Good Vibrations is a great sex toy shop that have trained staff that can guide you to find something that works for you. There are locations in Berkeley, Oakland and SF and elsewhere.

If you wanna learn more about sexual pleasure, please join us for our next Sexual Health and Wellness Workshop on Sexual Pleasure, next Tuesday Nov. 7th in FLHBRC from 12-2pm! Join us for a great conversation and some delicious tacos provided by The Well!

Much love,

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Happy Wellness Wednesday, Community!

What do you do when you are stressed/upset/angry? Turn negative habits like binging on junk food or negative self-talk into purposeful activities or mantras that get you out of that state of mind. It’s important to remember to check-in with yourself often! We, as a community, continue to check in with others, but when do we check-in with ourselves?

Learn about ways to take care of your mental health at our next Health & Wellness event this Tuesday, October 24th in the FLHBRC 12-2pm!Meckell Milburn and Adisa T. Anderson will be presenting! Food will be provided by the Well 🙂

Sexual Health & Wellness

Happy Wellness Wednesday, Community!

HUGE thank you to those who came out to our “Let’s Talk About Sexual Health & Wellness” workshop yesterday! Great food, great conversations, and community came out! Thank you for the space that y’all created, it was so beautiful and much needed.

Here’s our Sexual Wellness Wednesday Health Tip:

Besides “Communication is Lubrication” (which is advice to always live by), Lubrication is an important part of sexual pleasure! Lube provides a more pleasurable sensation during masturbation, hand jobs, and digital stimulation. There are water-based and silicone-based lube as well as condoms (latex and latex-free) in the Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center! Don’t hesitate to grab what you need!

Please join us for our next Sexual Health and Wellness Workshop, every 1st Tuesday of the month in FLHBRC from 12-2pm!

Much love,

Tayler Hughes | Black Health & Wellness Intern

Wellness Wednesday Health Tip

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Happy Wellness Wednesday, Community!

Understanding that next week will be “Free Speech” week and midterms are fast approaching, the Health and Wellness Team at Tang Center will be holding space in the FLHBRC from 12-2pm next Tuesday 9/26 for people to vent about events happening on campus. Come out for support and healing vibes from your community! During this difficult time on campus, don’t hesitate to lean on friends and family to support you, whether that be from sharing your thoughts and feelings, skipping class and having a friend take notes/record lecture for you, or making some time to get off campus and explore. Hope to see you all next Tuesday! 

Wellness Wednesday Health Tip

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Consent is a vital aspect to any sexual relationship and can be defined as simply getting permission to pursue a sexual experience from your partner(s). Ask for consent before engaging in a sexual experience to ensure your partner wants to do it. Consent should always be enthusiastic! Remember that consent can be revocable at ANY time and the absence of “no” doesn’t mean “yes”.

Wellness Wednesday: Staying Safe and Sexy with HPV Vaccine

You’ve likely seen the commercials encouraging young folks to get vaccinated against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the virus that causes genital warts, and various cancers. Black women and white women are impacted by different strains, with only 3 strains common to Black women being covered by current HPV vaccines. I’m not saying don’t get vaccinated, I’m saying be mindful that even with the HPV vaccine, we are still at risk as several strains that impact us are not included in available options. We can stay safe and sexy by getting vaccinated early –some protection is better than none– and continuing to use condoms or another barrier method with each sexual experience (including oral). #NationalImmunizationAwarenessMonth #HPV #Vaccines #BlackHealthMatters #BHM  #WellnessWednesday #MsRobinSexGoddess #blackatcalAug 9

Wellness Wednesday: Immunization Awareness

Aug 2 2August is National Immunization Awareness Month, yes; it’s a real month! Immunizations in the Black community have been controversial – for good reason given historical mistreatment of our people; however, some basic immunizations are required to attend UC Berkeley. Immunizations, in theory, help prevent harmful diseases. To keep our campus healthy, all students are required to submit proof of certain immunizations; if you haven’t submitted yours, you’re late! To learn more about campus immunization requirements, or to submit yours now, click here. #NationalImmunizationAwarenessMonth Aug 2

Wellness Wednesday – July 26th

July 26.pngIt’s a good idea to become familiar with your body for many reasons, early skin cancer detection is only one of them.  Take the time to fully check yourself out from head to toe, front to back; grab a mirror or make it sexy and ask a friend to check the places you can’t see such as you like the back, scalp, and backs of the ears. Do this self-check about every two months and contact your doctor if you notice any changes like those mentioned in the ABCDE model shown in the accompanying illustration. Prevent your chocolate from melting in the sun.  #BlackHealthMatters #BHM  #WellnessWednesday  #MsRobinSexGoddess  #blackatcal

Wellness Wednesday – July 19th

July 19Did you know there is a week dedicated to massages? Everybody Deserves a Massage Week is this week, July 16th – 22nd! In addition to being a great way to reduce stress, research has shown massage to be effective treatment for some injuries as well.  There are several massage techniques you can try; most involve someone pressing, rubbing, or manipulating your muscles and other soft tissues with their hands, fingers, and sometime’s other body parts. Just for the record, reputable professional massage parlors don’t offer happy endings. To make it sexy, consider Nuru massage with your consenting partner. Looking for a massage on campus? The Tang Center partnered with ASUC to bring several REST zones to campus, some of which have massage chairs that students and staff can use for FREE! Check out the REST Zones map and treat yourself to a massage, your body deserves it!  #EBDAMW #BlackHealthMatters#BHM #WellnessWednesday #MsRobinSexGoddess #blackatcal