I just felt the urge to tell /sex
about this :)
I'm pretty thankful that my university is so open about sex. I hear about friends who aren't allowed to have members of the opposite sex in their dorms after a certain hour, have curfews, and can actually be expelled if caught with a member of the opposite sex (I guess these sorts of colleges are also too conservative to even consider homosexuality to be a threat in their dorms). In the meantime, my university always
provides free condoms in the health center, free STI screenings, and Plan B. I just think this is so great, that there is even a group on campus called the Sexperts who have little trivia nights and things like that to raise awareness about all things sexual.
Recently I discovered another group is holding a series of "Sexy Workshops," so of course I had to check it out. I'm not sure if there were others I missed, but this one was on Anal Pleasure. This was so incredibly exciting that not only is it completely cool to have sex workshops on campus, but that anal pleasure isn't taboo. I signed my boyfriend and myself up.
Well, I'm still glad that they held the workshop, but I feel like I've learned so much more elsewhere and at times even wanted to take over the show. This was a workshop on ANAL PLEASURE and they NEVER mentioned the prostate. What? They even showed a video of a couple engaging in various anal pleasure acts (digital, with a toy, and penis in anus), and JUST as they were about to start talking about the prostate, they skipped through to other parts. I wouldn't say the workshop was sexist or anything, but they never really talked about the pleasure parts for either sex except for "it's taboo which makes it erotic" and "you're sensitive down there." Now, I'm a girl
and the lack of prostate discussion was driving me crazy.
In addition, they showed various toys like a glass dildo and a small vibrator (which the one explaining said she thinks
is called a bullet, but I couldn't believe she wasn't sure of it), and there was NO mention of NEEDING a flared base and only using the bullet externally because of this (and the glass toy I suppose was long enough that it couldn't really get stuck up there.... it was really
long, but still, it's something that needs to be mentioned!).
I realize this may have turned into more of a rant than an appreciation, but really it's both. It's awesome that they'd even think of having a workshop like this, but I was also so sad to see how much it lacked.
There next workshop is on "intimacy," so maybe we'll see how that one goes. I'm a senior, but if it's lacking again, I may have to sign up to help these people out and get some good info out there :P
Edit: One thing they did say that I did find interesting... They said that if your butt plug contains a strong chemically smell, that it's really bad for you. This is actually the one thing I took away from this workshop and need to look up to see if it's true, since that's the case with mine.