Friday, May 18, 2012

Author Amy Schalet to speak at our AGM

The Board and Staff of the Calgary Sexual Health Centre cordially invite you to attend our

Annual General Meeting

Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Calgary Winter Club 
4611-14th Street NW

Please join us as we celebrate 40 years in the Calgary community, recognize our work over the past year, and to learn about  our direction for the future.
6:00 pm     Reception

6:30 pm     Annual General Meeting    
7:00 pm     Guest Speaker Amy Schalet,
                  author of
Not Under My Roof:  Parents, Teens and the Culture of Sex

Guests will enjoy appetizers, refreshments and a complimentary drink from the cash bar.

Please RSVP By June 7, 2012 at

About our Guest Speaker
Amy Schalet is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a specialist on adolescent sexuality and culture in comparative perspective. Her book, Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex, examines the regulation of adolescent sexuality in American and Dutch families.

Schalet has worked closely with physicians and others on new approaches to sexual health promotion for adolescents. She has served on the boards of national and local health organizations, consulted with community groups, and delivered plenary addresses and training at the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Michigan Departments of Public Health and Education, the STD-prevention branch of the Centers for Disease Control, among many others.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.

Hysteria: Advance Screening & Panel Discussion

We are pleased to be taking part in the special advance screening event of the film "Hysteria". We will be hosting a panel discussion and Q&A following the screening.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
7:00 pm
Cineplex Odeon Westhills
165 Stewart Green SW

This rom-com starring Maggie Gyllenhaal looks at the invention of the vibrator during the Victorian era in England - in the name of science. 

Wanna win a pass for 2 people to this event? Like our post on Facebook to be entered in our draw! We'll pick a random winner from all the "likes" on the post on Tuesday at noon. So visit our page, like the post, and stay tuned on Facebook & Twitter to hear if you're the lucky winner!

Check out the movie trailer below:

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Ripple Effect: role modeling open communication about sex

recent study discussed by The Sex Information and Education Council of Canada has confirmed that communication with relationship partners about various aspects of sex is characteristic of relationships that are more likely to be mutually satisfying both in general and in relation to sexuality.

Open communication about sex may also make it easier to discuss issues such as contraception and safer sex.

For many couples, establishing open lines of communication about sex may well be worth the initial feelings of nervousness or discomfort they may feel.  But how can we help our clients to overcome this discomfort?

As sexual health educators, we believe we play a part in role modeling open communication about sex.  Through our training sessions, service providers and professionals can increase their own comfort level in talking openly about sex with their clients - who in turn will feel more comfort in talking about sex with their own partners.

Its our own sexual health ripple effect!