While serving as an HIV/STI counselor, Abby Rinderle noticed a repetitive nature in a lot of students' questions. She recognized a major knowledge gap among Ohio State students, probably due to the lack of regulated sexual health education in the state of Ohio. Considering 72 percent of Ohio State students grew up in Ohio, that wasn't surprising.
While researching how other universities tackle the sexual health education issue, she came across the Sex Week movement. Inspired by the activism of students across the country, Abby decided to bring this campaign dedicated to realistic, inclusive and relatable sexual health education to Ohio State.
Thus, Student Advocates for Sexual Health Awareness (SASHA) was born. SASHA's mission is to plan, direct, and execute an annual Sex Week at Ohio State. Sex Week is run entirely by students. Funding is limited so we rely on our passionate supporters for help, be it a Columbus-area business, a like-minded non-profit, or a generous community member like you.
The first-ever Sex Week, hosted just last year, was a smashing success. We reached 570 students, partnered with three Ohio State departments, four fellow student organizations and six Columbus businesses and community groups, and hosted 16 events ranging from LGBTQIA healthcare to basic anatomy to proper sex toy care and period sex.
SASHA is comprised of some of the most fervent, bright, and open-minded people you'll ever meet, and we cannot wait to share our journey with all of you!