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Sex Week to kick off Oct. 23 with events about sex education

Destanee Cruz
Coco Montrese performs to a mashup of Ariana Grande songs at Kent State’s 2022 Sex Week drag show Oct. 26, 2022.

Kent Interhall Council revealed the 2023 schedule for its annual Sex Week, a week of events dedicated to educating students about sex in an interactive environment – with a “Wild West” theme. 

Joshua Outman, director of programming for KIC, encouraged students to attend the week of events, which runs from Oct. 23 to Oct. 27. 

“The goal of Sex Week is to provide educational opportunities for students to learn about sex, but it’s also about having fun,” he said. 

During the week, there will be various events for students to attend. 

Monday, Oct. 23

The kickoff starts with a classic event, “Kondoms on the K,” which includes a condom fairy handing out free condoms, Sex Week schedules and prizes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Risman Plaza. 

“Sex Week Ho Down” will occur later in the Kent Student Center Ballroom at 7 p.m.. The Ho Down is a nod to this year’s Wild West theme and will feature dancing, food and games. 

Tuesday, Oct. 24

On the second day, a sexual assault awareness event called “Green Dot” will take place at 3 p.m. in Studio A in the Twin Towers. This event is run with the Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services on campus. 

“Sex Bingo” will occur at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. People will be able to play bingo and win prizes through KIC and the Flash Activities Board. 

Wednesday, Oct. 25 

“Ally Training” will take place at 4 p.m in the Student Center and will include teachings for students on how to be an ally to LGTBQ+ the community. The first seventy five people who attend will get priority seating at the Drag Show. 

Sex Week incorporates interactive themes and events, such as its Drag Show at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom that will headline a contestant from the TV show “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

Thursday, Oct. 26

An “Asexual/Aromantic Roundtable Discussion” will run from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the KSC. The event teaches students about the asexual and aromantic community. 

“Sex in the Dark,” an anonymous event where experts will be answering questions about sex, will be held at 7 p.m. in the Cartwright Auditorium. 

Friday, Oct. 27

KIC will hold educational events like its “Self-Defense Class” at 11 a.m. in the Recreation and Wellness Center.

Sex Week will also include “I <3 Female Orgasm,” an informational session about female sexual health, for the first time since 2020. It will be held at 4 p.m. in the KSC Ballroom. 

The week of events will conclude in the KSC Ballroom at 7 p.m. with “Sextoberfest,” a night filled with educational games and free prizes, food and T-shirts.  

Jazae Smith, executive director of KIC, said it’s important for Sex Week to include entertaining themes and events in order to keep students engaged. 

“When people hear the word educational, the interest for it dies down,” Smith said. “If I know I can go to an informational session wearing buttless chaps and a cowboy hat, it makes everything a little bit more fun.” 

More information about Sex Week can be found ​​on KIC’s website or through @Kentinterhall on Instagram. 

Kaitlyn Mitchell is a reporter. Contact her at [email protected].

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