It’s almost here! I can’t wait! This event comes every year on February 14. Do you know what I’m talking about? That’s right! National Condom Week is coming soon! National Condom Week started on the UC Berkeley campus in 1978 by a group of students wanting to promote safer sex to their fellow students through education and humor. However, the idea to pair a safer sex awareness event with the widely recognized and celebrated, Valentine’s Day was not only sexy, but rather clever as well. So clever that National Condom Week events started popping up all over the US at other universities, colleges, high schools, health centers and other venues whose audience included potentially sexually active young people. Today, National Condom Week events are held in the US and in the United Kingdom (UK). February has also become recognized as National Condom Month. Good job, UC Berkeley students for creating an event that has lasted longer than…I think I’ll leave that one alone.
National Condom Week returns to the UC Berkeley campus on Monday, February 10th – Thursday, February 13th from 11am – 1pm each day. The 36th annual safer sex awareness event by the Sexual Health Education Program (SHEP) Sexperts will not disappoint. In addition to providing free safer sex kit samples and bringing out our famous costumes, here’s a sneak peak at what’s planned:
Dam-It Monday looks at commercial and do-it-yourself barrier methods such as dental dams, gloves, and finger cots. What barrier method would be complete without its best-friend lube? This day will also look at different types of lubrication and how each may enhance your next sexual experience.
Insert-It Tuesday will share information on how to use properly use insertive condoms in a vagina or anus. There are some super fun activities planned for this day including insertive condom hacky sack, Vulva and anus “pin the tail,” and an insertive condom fisting activity to show how stretchy these sexy condoms can be.
Wear-One Wednesday focuses on traditional condoms commonly worn on a penis, toy or phallus. Fun activities include traditional condom demos, creating your own condom lollipops, and testing the durability of traditional condoms by filling them with water and tossing them at a consenting opponent. You like how smooth I worked consent in, don’t you?
All-of-the-above Thursday will combine all of the safer and sex information and activities and bring them to you on exhilarating day! If you missed a day, or an activity, or loved something so much you want more this day is for you!
Huge thank you to the following companies and organizations for your generous donations:
- Wallace O-Farrell, Inc
- Sir Richard’s Condom Company
- Okamoto, USA
- Adam & Eve
Until next time…
Keep it safe and sexy,
Ms. Robin, the Sex Goddess
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