By Nia Scott
On Feb. 16 in the union, ESU’s Community Health Organization hosted a Sex Education Fair.
The fair started at 8 p.m. and lasted until 11 p.m.
There were many people that attended and enjoyed themselves.
Because it occured during the same week as Valentine’s Day, all of the decorations were red and pink.
The event was very educational and there were many games that helped students to expand their knowledge about sex.
There was also a bake sale with cookies and cupcakes.
Some of the different events included learning how to put on a condom correctly and knowing how to choose a lube.
The organizers also talked about the many different STDs that someone can get when they don’t use a condom.
According to www.american.edu, chlamydia, herpes and the human papillomavirus are the three most common STDs on college campuses.
Sixty-four percent of college students reported to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov that they did not always use condoms in a recent survey.
Another game at the event was jeopardy. There were a series of questions about different topics pertaining to sex. Some more difficult than others.
They used a projector to play a well-known video on consent, created by the British, using tea to teach consent.
The video is just as amusing as it is educational. There was also a DJ playing popular love and sex-themed songs for the event.
Student Aileen Corless, a senior at ESU said, “I love events like this that are fun and educational. I’ve learned about sex education tonight and I liked the free stuff.”
The free stuff that was given out was a bag with condoms and a couple business cards from Planned Parenthood and a pamphlet explaining how to use a condom.
Overall, the event was very educational and entertaining. The students that attended said they really enjoyed the event and had a great time.
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