Sex has never been so smart.

Sexual Literacy is brought to you by Harvard University's Department of Health Promotion & Education (HPE) and the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (OSAPR).  

Our experts are ready to answer all your questions about sex, sexual health, relationships, and consent.  

You might want to know, "What sets Sexual Literacy apart from any other advice column?"  

And we're glad you asked. First and foremost, you will get two answers to every question, both an expert answer as well as the IRL voice of a peer, giving you more bang for your buck.  As an added bonus, we will answer your questions with knowledge of Harvard community services and values, making the advice relevant on both the micro and macro levels.   

We understand that sex can be a tough topic to ask about, but we also know that we all have questions, whether you're a novice or a pro. Regardless, when it comes to sex, we can't be too smart.  We hope you'll join us in our quest to make Sexual Literacy the hottest thing at Harvard!

The Offices Behind Sexual Literacy

Osapr (Office of sexual Assault prevention & Response)

OSAPR seeks to eliminate harm, violence, and oppression through the intersectional promotion of gender equity and social justice. We advocate for the compassionate, just treatment of survivors and collaborate with our Harvard community to effect attitudinal and behavioral change.


HPE (Health Promotion & Education)

HPE seeks to contribute to the health and wellness of the Harvard community by offering a collaborative approach to health promotion.  We believe in the importance of supporting healthy living throughout the community; therefore we work closely with other professionals to foster healthy policies and behaviors for those who lead, teach, support, and inspire those in our community.

our Work

Sexual Health

  • Culturally competent and medically accurate sexual health information

  • Workshops to learn general sexual health knowledge

  • Help accessing resources for information or services, including STI testing, pregnancy, contraceptive options, abortion

  • Supervision of SHARC (Sexual Health and Relationship Counselors)

Sexual Violence Prevention

  • Comprehensive primary prevention programs to effect attitudinal and behavioral change

  • Advocating for gender equity, sexual and reproductive autonomy, and bodily integrity as human rights

  • Intersectional activism and anti-oppression training to promote equity, access, mobility, and well-being

  • Mentoring, training, and supervision of Consent Advocates & Relationship Educators (CAREs)