Wild (West) Sex Week
Kent State University's Sex Week begins today. Kent Interhall Council has been putting together a week of “Wild West”-style events educating students about sex.
"The mission of sex week is to bring sex education to college students so they can be informed about the good and bad topics surrounding sex," said Yewande Odunaiya-Moore, assistant director of Student Engagement & Leadership in University Housing, and the advisor for the council. "I commend my students for not shying away from the topic."
Monday, Oct. 23
“Kondoms on the K” will be held at the Risman Plaza. Students will have the opportunity to receive free condoms from the condom fairy from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
At 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom, students can dance, eat and play games at “Sex Week Ho Down.”
Tuesday, Oct. 24
Green Dot will be sponsoring an event at 3 p.m. in Studio A. Green Dot will be teaching students how to be proactive change agents for victims of sexual violence and assault. Any situation that can be diffused turns into a green dot instead of a red one.
“Sex Bingo” will take place at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Students can interact with Kent Interhall Council and Flash Activities Board members while playing bingo for some “wild” prizes.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
Learn how to be an ally at 4 p.m. in room 310 of the Kent Student Center at ally training. The first 75 people at this event will receive priority seating for the Drag Show.
The Drag Show starts at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The show will feature local performers and even a Queen from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
"We are excited for our theme!" Odunaiya-Moore said. "The students seem to be really receptive to it and are excited. We are also excited about the drag show!"
Thursday, Oct. 26
At a roundtable discussion at 2:30 p.m. in room 024 of the Kent Student Center, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and learn about the asexual/aromantic community.
Later that night at 7 p.m. in Cartwright Auditorium, the council is holding “Sex in the Dark.” This is an anonymous event in the dark where students will have complete anonymity to ask “sexperts” any questions on their minds.
Friday, Oct. 27
Students can learn self-defense mechanisms at the Recreation and Wellness Center at 11 a.m. The class also will offer practice in identifying unsafe situations. After, free smoothies will be provided.
At 4 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Dining Room, “I <3 Female Orgasm” will give students the opportunity to learn about orgasms and female anatomy.
To "wrap it up," the council’s Sex Week, is Sextoberfest in the Kent Student Center Ballroom at 7 p.m., which is a night full of educational games, free t-shirts and prizes.
"The benefit of the week is students have a safe space to discuss important but sometimes controversial topics," Odunaiya-Moore said. "This is a no-judgment zone — the goal is to educate while also having fun. The icing on that cake is that we give away lots of free swag and prizes during this week."
Photos courtesy of Kent Interhall Council