Parents send their offspring to college for educations. Kent State students are giving a few extra lessons this week in sex education; it’s sex week. TV2’s Aja Phillips has the story. . .
Sex week is held every year since the 1990s to help stem unwanted pregnancy, STD’s and sexual violence. Sex week programs offer something for just about every taste from abstinence, to safe sex to understanding sexually transmitted diseases.
This year Kent Interhall Council (KIC) presents “Let’s Get Sweaty” Sex Week 2014.
Events include “Latexology,” which instructs students how and when to use condoms, the third annual Condom Couture Fashion Show, in which students use colored condoms for clothing designs, Katie Hnida: Survivor and author of Still Kicking: My Journey as the First Woman to Play Division I College Football, a drag queen show and Sextoberfest.
Sex Week at Kent State helps to promote resources for students and expand their knowledge on sexual education.
The Office of Health Promotion provided kits for students during Sex Week.
The kits have condoms in it, and talks about when confidential HIV screening are offered.
The drag show was part of KIC’s annual Sex Week, which celebrates sexual diversity and sex health.
“The drag show is just so of a fun event to event to end the week. It sort of brings in a transgender and LGBTQ awareness,” said Vice President of Programming and Development,Emily Nighswander.
Former Kent State graduate, John “Blair Vinova” Woodcox performed to Marina and the Diamonds’ “How to be a Heartbreaker.”
” I started doing drag and this opportunity kind of just fell upon me and I loved it I was super excited;I wanted to be a good example in the gay community.”
The final event of the week will be Sextoberfest, a festival promoting sex education.
If students learn one thing that they did know before, then KIC has done their job. Sex education doesn’t have to be that awkward class that you take in high school. I’m Aja Phillips for TV2 News.