The Impact of Interaction

A two-person team of highly-trained educators takes the audience on an interactive, relevant, and often-hilarious exploration of beliefs, behaviors, and gender stereotypes related to dating and sexual interaction. Then, through several semi-improvisational scenes, and one that depicts a rapist describing a rape, the program reaches out to students who have mislabeled coercion as consent, with the hope of changing behaviors and encouraging bystander intervention.

By the numbers

The proof is in the performances. As a result of its tremendous reputation in the higher education community among both students and administration, Sex Signals has been performed over 3,500 times at colleges and universities of all sizes and has been seen by over 1 million students worldwide. Over 80% of institutions would definitely have the program return. In fact, Sex Signals was awarded “Speaker of the Year” from Campus Activities Magazine in 2015.

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The Takeaway

Want to truly connect with students on this very important issue? Deliver the message with equal parts humor and powerful principle. This customizable program is designed to:

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Engage audiences in a focused discussion on social pressures, gender stereotypes, unrealistic sexual expectations, and the role of alcohol surrounding hooking up and intimate relationships

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Establish how these beliefs, attitudes and behaviors can lead to sexual violence

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Delineate the difference between seduction and coercion; define the nature of sexual violence

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Empower the audience to identify predatory behavior in others and intervene to support vulnerable members in their communities

“The performance was excellent and the topic was an important one. They engaged the audience with their humor and made salient points without lecturing. Outstanding.”
Chris Dingle, Complex Director, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

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