Some schools offer aphrodisiac cooking classes and porn stars as part of their “Sex Week” celebrations.

Lafayette College in Pennsylvania has events that seem a bit more mature — in the good sense of the word.

A look at the Sex Week 2014 schedule for the school shows some science will be discussed:

Brown Bag: This is Your Brain on Sex

  • This engaging and informative presentation by Dr. Tim Silvestri, will help to explore how our brain, nervous, and endocrine systems are involved in the sexual response cycle and why we act the way we do in regard to emotional and sexual intimacy. Lunch will be served.

One session will feature international affairs:

Panel Discussion: Rights in Russia: LGBTQ Rights and the Sochi Olympics

  • Join Professors Sanford, Fabian, and Pribic as well as Gene Kelly in a discussion about how Russia’s laws and policies impact LGBTQ rights in Russia and their effect on international perceptions leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Co-sponsored by Amnesty International (Lafayette Chapter)

In an innovative move for a college “Sex Week,” a film about the dark side of pornography will be featured.

Film Screening: Lovelace (2013)

  • Q&A with Prof. Andy Smith, Associate Professor and Program Chair, Film and Media Studies Program & Gene Kelly, Associate Dean of Intercultural Development
  • In 1972—before the internet, before the porn explosion—Deep Throat was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the high-life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor. As Linda Lovelace she became an international sensation—less centerfold fantasy than a charming girl-next-door with an impressive capacity for fellatio. Fully inhabiting her new identity, Linda became an enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom and uninhibited hedonism. Six years later she presented another, utterly contradictory, narrative to the world—and herself as the survivor of a far darker story. (from Co-sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program

Finally, in the boldest move of all, the keynote speaker will be Donna Freitas, author of The End of Sex How Hookup Culture Is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused About Intimacy.”