Sex games not what you think

Tyler Norris

Week of activities and discussions are all educational

Students will be faced with that uncomfortable talk about the birds and the bees this week for “Sex Week.”

“We just want to open a platform for students to basically discuss these things,” said Ashleigh Newberry, Kent Interhall Council vice president of programming and development. “We call it our journey through sex, love, relationships and everything in between.”

Sex Week will offer new avenues to get students talking about sex. Craig Gross, founder of XXXchurch, will discuss pornography and its grasp on our society at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Center Ballroom.

XXXchurch is an organization that helps people deal with pornography dependency.

“It’s sort of like a different take on porn, not so black and white,” said Kevin Pospichel, Kent Student Center Programming student co-manager. “It’s not going to be your run-of-the-mill talk.”

Kent Interhall Council is sponsoring a panel discussion among people with diverse views on sex and relationships at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Kiva.

The panel will infuse moderator and audience questions directed toward people with conflicting views on sex.

“One person (panel member) is a black male. He actually has decided he’s quitting black women and he thinks, in his words, that black women degrade and belittle the black male, so he has switched to white women,” Newberry said.

Sextoberfest will feature games and giveaways in a health-fair environment to teach about sex at 8 p.m. Friday in the Student Center Ballroom.

“(Students will) put a condom on their hand, and then they each put baby oil on their hand and see who can break the condom first,” said Newbury. The game demonstrates how oil-based lubricants weaken condoms.

“Every game is educational,” said Newberry. “It’s just these really fun, different games that you wouldn’t normally have at a health fair.”

Kent Student Center Programming is providing free condoms for Sextoberfest with a friendly reminder on the package: “This moment brought to you by KSC Programming.”

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Sex Week will feature:

• I Love Female Orgasm at

8 p.m. Monday in the Student Center Ballroom.

• The Panel at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Kiva.

• Sex Toy Party (Ladies Only) at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Rathskeller.

• Talkin Sex with the Sigmas (Men Only) at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Cyber Café

• Craig Gross Founder of XXXchurch at 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Student Center Ballroom.

• Drag Show at 8 p.m. Thursday in Cartwright Hall.

• Sextoberfest ‘After Hours’ at 8 p.m. Friday in the Student Center Ballroom.