LCCC Holds Sexual Health, Intimate Relationships and Wellness Conference


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will host the Sexual Health, Intimate Relationships and Wellness Conference at its Schnecksville campus on Friday, Oct. 19. This free day-long conference is open to college students, faculty, administrators and members of the community.

The conference is made possible through an LCCC Strategic Initiative Grant and is sponsored by the college’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. It will be held in the Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center and will begin with registration and a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. The conference will conclude at 3 p.m.

The conference will feature keynote speaker Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D., research fellow at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and author of the new book Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life. Lehmiller is former director of the Social Psychology Graduate Program and assistant professor of social psychology at Ball State University. He runs a popular blog called Sex and Psychology that is designed to present the science of sex, love, and relationships to the public in an engaging and accessible way. Title of his conference address is “Tell Me What You Want: How to Communicate Sexual Desire and Maintain a Healthy and Satisfying Sex Life.”

In addition to Lehmiller, there will be breakout session workshops with topics such as Sexual Health for the LGBTQ Community, Defining and Building Healthy Relationships, Human Trafficking in the Lehigh Valley, Gender Norms and College Students and Mental Health.

In the afternoon, a second keynote will be provided by Collegiate Empowerment from Easton, Pa., entitled “Zero Shades of Grey,” addressing sexual assault and awareness.

Several organizations will be present at the community expo, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley, Crime Victims Council, Valley Against Sex Trafficking and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBTQ Community Center.

For more information, contact Gene Eden at 610-799-1146 or Register online at,-intimate-relationships-and-wellness