EROS hosts 5th annual Sexuality Career Fair

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Educational & Referral Organization for Sexuality (EROS), and Associated Students, Inc. hosted its fifth annual Sexuality Career Fair yesterday to give students an opportunity to learn about careers in the sexuality field.

The event, held in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, featured nearly a dozen different Bay Area and San Francisco sexuality and sexual health organizations for students to network with.

Josselyn Garcia (left) and Russell Lim (right) play a game with Planned Parenthood representative, Eb Troast (right), at the 5th annual Sexuality Career Fair on Nov. 19, 2013. The fair, held at SF State's Jack Adams Hall, was hosted by Educational and Referral Organization for Sexuality, or EROS. Photo by Dariel Medina / Xpress

Josselyn Garcia (left) and Russell Lim (right) play a game with Planned Parenthood representative, Eb Troast (right), at the 5th annual Sexuality Career Fair on Nov. 19, 2013. The fair, held at SF State’s Jack Adams Hall, was hosted by Educational and Referral Organization for Sexuality, or EROS. Photo by Dariel Medina / Xpress

“We got almost double the turnout (compared with previous years),” said Director of EROS Heather Russell, who has been with EROS, a student-run program whose mission is to address all aspects of sexuality, for four years. The fair, formerly called the Sexual Career Symposium had over 100 students in attendance.

Russell said the majority of attendees were psychology majors, sociology majors or sexuality minors.

Sophomore student Ariel Legacy, who attended the event, considers minoring in sexuality studies after taking a Sex and Relationships class.

The goal of the event was to help students think about ways they can turn their degree or interest into a career in sexuality.

The event started with a panel discussion of five speakers in the sexuality career field who answered questions, and offered advice on how to be successful in the field. Panelists included porn film stars and sex and health educators.

Jenna Gaarde, a professional sex educator who spoke at the fair, said students interested in a career in sexuality should keep asking for advice, because connections with people in the field is crucial.

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