Do you think you’d find these sexual knick-knacks at a campus event?
Well, George Mason University is not one to be bashful about such titillating objects.
Just check out “Sexual Chocolate,” a Welcome Week event that educates us all about how to avoid that awkward phone call three months later to a former sexual partner: “So, uh, I have chlamydia. Yeah, sooo you might want to get checked out or something.”
Let’s face it. No one wants to make that call. Ever.
However, one could argue that this whole event is making it more acceptable for students to have sex, and therefore increasing their chances of acquiring or passing on a sexually transmitted disease.
I hate to admit it, but abstinence is the best option if you want a zero percent chance of catching one of these diseases. Even if you use a condom every time or take birth control every morning, chances of catching an STD, STI or even getting pregnant exist.
As a sexually active college student, I hate hearing about this. Sex is all about love and should be fun, right? Well, maybe it is, until you realize that after a drunken night you might’ve forgotten that little thing called a condom.
After something like that happens, it can change your life. Maybe it’s just more scary for women because we could actually get pregnant from such a simple mistake of passion.
I feel like Mason should do its part by educating us all about sex and not just making it a rose-colored sex talk with chocolate and free condoms and lube. I believe the last time I went to “Sexual Chocolate”, the only new thing I learned was the three P’s.
“Pineapple” for yummy tasting … well, you know.
“Pee” for make-sure-you-pee-right-after.
And something else.
See? I couldn’t even remember something as simple as the three P’s because it was too distracting to have someone fondling a dildo in front of me and offering free chocolate.
Discussion about serious matters such as STDs, STIs and pregnancy shouldn’t be taken lightly. Though Mason’s Office of Alcohol, Drug & Health Education has made important information available online, the education part at this event needs to be a bit more on-topic for students rather than just a place to get free Trojans and snacks. Read Cosmopolitan if you’re looking for those sex tips, but let the education part of sex stay educational.