Document Type

Honors Thesis


Psychology; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Sonja Birthisel

Committee Members

Jordan LaBouff, Sandra Caron, Derek Michaud, Kate Dawson

Graduation Year

May 2023

Publication Date

Spring 2023


Sacred Sexuality explores the intersections of religion and sexuality. I worked with Dr. Birthisel, Director of the Wilson Center, and Kate Dawson, co-facilitator of the sex education class, to survey the sex education class participants on how the experience has been for them. I surveyed the sex education class participants after the class to analyze their opinions of the sex education class, interfaith dialogue, and how their spirituality or religious perspectives inform their beliefs around sexuality. Overall, the sex education class was highly recommended and gave an interesting look into how faith and sexuality interact. While the sex education class at the Wilson Center was effective in teaching the students and utilizing interfaith dialogue, the lack of religious diversity was an issue. Interfaith dialogue in consideration of sex education classes is crucial in being open-minded and allowing diversity to exist in a non-judgmental space

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