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Arts and Sciences colloquium takes a unique look at women's consumerism

New Mexico State University's College of Arts and Sciences' Fall Colloquium Series continues Monday, Oct. 11, with its second installment, "Women Valuing Pleasure: Female Consumer Practices in the Sex Industry." The colloquium is from 4-5:15 p.m. in NMSU's Science Hall, Room 107.


NMSU Sociology Professor Kassia Wosick will take a look at female consumerism within different areas of the sex industry, including strip clubs, adult novelty stores and private adult novelty parties. Wosick will also discuss women's spending on pornography.

"Women are usually considered the objects in this type of consumerism," Wosick said. "Now, women are contributing to this consumption by becoming producers rather than soley objects."

Wosick teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including Sociological Foundations, Sexualities and Society and Contemporary Sexualities. She has been conducting research on women as consumers in the sex industry since 2003.

"This type of consumerism in women differs from men," Wosick said. "Women are seeking these products and services, in part, to enhance sensuality and romance within their relationships."

The colloquium is free and open to the campus and community. For more information call 575-646-4616.

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