Archive for February, 2016

Sexfest!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Ahoy, Corsairs. Hope you enjoyed Sexfest in the General Reading Room yesterday but in case you missed it here’s the scoop! Walking in, I noticed the lively and vibrant atmosphere immediately; sex positive videos playing on the projector and decorations galore. Taking my first few steps I found tables covered in free condoms, lubricants, informational pamphlets and, of course, attendants who were more than happy to answer any questions.

 

There were a number of hosts offering information and demonstrations of new innovations in prophylactic equipment as well as surveys and fun key chains! I had the pleasure of talking to the people at one table who introduced me to a newer design of prophylactic that, rather than rolling on, is folded in a design not unlike a collapsed accordion. It came in both internal and external forms and was designed to eliminate the need for the infamous, constricting, elastic band signature to the roll-on condom.

 

They explained the design of another alternative to roll-on condoms which uses the internal design formerly known as the “female condom”. It features a wide mouth and basin with a removable ring and can be worn like a regular condom. The loose design is less constrictive, better lubricated and even softer than the typical roll-on condom; no doubt making it more pleasurable for both partners.

 

Another table had a wide displays of toys and gels that do everything from lubricate, rejuvenate and even numb. The same table had a little workshop that let you build your own vulva, an educational experience that teaches participants the different parts and layers of the female sex organs. A raffle was also hosted for a chance to win a few of the toys.

 

All in all it was a lovely event; educational, fun, with a great atmosphere and I would recommend anyone to attend if they get the chance. So keep your eye out for more upcoming events from the Office of Health Education, Promotion & Wellness and the Center of Women, Gender, and Sexuality!

 

Speaking of upcoming events…. “Getting Wordy, Talking Dirty” a presentation tonight at 6 pm in Woodland Commons is about sexual communication, consent and fun phrases to spice up your sexicon. Join us and learn how to figure out what type of sex you want!

 

And a SafeZone training session will be hosted on the 24th (that’s tomorrow) at 3 pm. Contact k.tomase@umassd.edu to register.