Sex has never been so smart.

Sexual Literacy is brought to you by Harvard University's Center for Wellness & Health Promotion 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. Please note that if questions are highly specific or require medical advice, we may not reply on the blog. 

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

We're glad you asked. First and foremost, your question will be answered jointly by both a professional and a peer, so you get both expert knowledge and an “IRL” perspective, giving you more bang for your buck.  Additionally, we answer your questions with knowledge of Harvard community services and values, making 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, it’s impossible to 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.


the Center for Wellness & Health Promotion

At the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, we cultivate individual and collective wellbeing through holistic educational experiences. We offer a wide range of workshops, services, and classes available to all Harvard community members. Schedule a massage or acupuncture appointment, try one of our exercise, meditation or yoga classes. There are always new ways to enhance your own wellbeing.

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 Educators (Sexual Health Awareness & Relationship Communication)

Interpersonal 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 CAREs (Consent Advocates & Relationship Educators)