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Students Learn Sex Toy Safety (No Joking)
The Pitt News ^ | November 29, 2001 | Melanie Donahoo

Posted on 11/29/2001 5:49:42 AM PST by bloodmeridian

Sex can be dangerous, especially when it involves toys. Wearing a three-foot, five-pound “double dong” around his neck, Todd Wonders, a representative from Dvdadultempire.com, advised students to start small when it comes to anal penetration.

“If you’ve never put anything in your ass before, you don’t want to start with this,” Wonders said, gesturing to the two gigantic members hanging from his shoulders.

“Sex Toys 101,” sponsored by Rainbow Alliance as part of World Aids Week, sought to inform students of some of the dangers of sex toys. Wonders, along with co-worker Lauren Calloway, informed students about the different kinds of sex toys and how to use them safely.

“It’s hard to get this kind of information out there because no one likes to talk about how they play with sex toys,” Calloway said, waving a lengthy black dildo in the air. “Also, this stuff isn’t regulated by the FDA, so it’s really easy to buy a faulty product.”

According to Calloway the most common type of dildo is basic rubber.

“This is the type of dildo your grandmother used,” she said. “It’s cheap and it’s flexible.”

Used without condoms, common rubber dildos can deteriorate rapidly. Calloway recommends using the new gelatinous dildos in their place. Made with PVC rubber, the jelly dildos come in a variety of colors and are relatively cheap.

According to Calloway the best kind of dildo to use is one made out of silicone.

“You can hand it down from generation to generation,” she said. “And it’s dishwasher safe.”

Silicone tends to warm up to body temperature with use, Calloway said, plus it’s very flexible and transmits vibrations well. According to Calloway, they are also ideal for anal penetration as they are flared out at the bottom and cannot get lost in the rectum.

Most importantly, Calloway said, it is especially dangerous to share sex toys. If sharing is necessary, a condom must be used. Silicone based toys can be sterilized with boiling water or can be put in the dishwasher.

“Wash the stuff and keep it clean,” Wonders said. “Don’t use it, toss it under your bed and then use it again later.”

Wonders talked extensively about anal penetration. According to him, the most appropriate object for beginners to place in their anus is a finger — preferably their own.

“If you’re really inexperienced with anything anal, start small,” Wonders said. “Also, you can never use enough lube, especially when it comes to putting things in your ass.”

Wonders and Calloway passed around other sex toys including anal beads and “the cock ring.” The two stressed the most important thing to look for when shopping for anal beads — which are inserted, then pulled from the anus — is a retrieval ring.

“You don’t want to shove something in your ass that doesn’t have a retrieval ring,” Wonders said. “Otherwise, your ass will swallow it.”

Wonders passed around a toy called “the gerbil,” a wand-style vibrator with a gerbil’s face on the end. Wonders said the toy is ideal for anal pleasure as the handle insured that the “gerbil” would not get lost in the rectum.

Lastly, the two discussed the different types of lubricants. According to Calloway there are two main types, water-based and silicon-based. The water-based lubes come in a variety of flavors, while the main appeal of the silicon-based is that they stay slippery in water.

Many students turned out for the event, most of them curious about the different kids of sex toys.

“I’m very interested in sex toys,” said freshman Crystal Sickles. “I’ve never experienced any type of sex toy, so I wanted to come and try it out.”

Above all, Calloway and Wonders stressed the importance of safe sex. Because this event was a part of World Aids Week, they urged students to know the sexual history of their partner and to always use some sort of protection — even when it comes to sex toys.  


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I've always wondered what it's like to where a three-foot, five-pound "double dong" around my neck.
1 posted on 11/29/2001 5:49:42 AM PST by bloodmeridian
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To: Dukie; mountaineer; GEC; Badray; Ethan Edwards; Walther PPK; prisoner6; RonDog
You MUST see this.
2 posted on 11/29/2001 5:52:17 AM PST by bloodmeridian
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To: Dukie; mountaineer; GEC; Badray; Ethan Edwards; Walther PPK; prisoner6; RonDog
You MUST see this.
3 posted on 11/29/2001 5:53:19 AM PST by bloodmeridian
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To: bloodmeridian
“This is the type of _____ your grandmother used,” she said. “It’s cheap and it’s flexible.”

Funny how often they use the tactic of suggesting that one's ancestors were sexual deviants. I first saw this in an article about required (i.e. forced) AID education at the EPA in the early nineties. Since then, I've seen something similar from at least 20 so-called education forums.

Sick, sick, sick.

4 posted on 11/29/2001 5:55:35 AM PST by FormerLib
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To: bloodmeridian
“I’m very interested in sex toys,” said freshman Crystal Sickles. “I’ve never experienced any type of sex toy, so I wanted to come and try it out.”

My oh my, Mr. and Mrs. Sickles must be very proud of their daughter for having such an open mind. How wonderful it must be to be the parents of a girl who has now told the entire Pittsburgh area that she's "interested in sex toys." I'll be their phone hasn't stopped ringing.

5 posted on 11/29/2001 5:56:23 AM PST by apollo11
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Sick, sick. sick ping.
6 posted on 11/29/2001 5:56:44 AM PST by FormerLib
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“You don’t want to shove something in your ass that doesn’t have a retrieval ring,”

what a "prideful" thing.

7 posted on 11/29/2001 5:58:26 AM PST by Revelation 911
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To: FormerLib
I first saw this in an article about required (i.e. forced) AID education at the EPA in the early nineties

One of my colleagues just told me that she was forced to take a class on "Safe Sex" at Ohio University, with participants being required to break up into teams and simulate how to use certain "toys" safely.

8 posted on 11/29/2001 6:03:03 AM PST by bloodmeridian
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“I’ve never experienced any type of sex toy, so I wanted to come and try it out.”

"But I don't understand why he only handed business cards out to the boys," said the soon to be pregnant student.

9 posted on 11/29/2001 6:04:07 AM PST by DainBramage
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Well isn't this cute. I'm sure they'll tell us that teaching sex toy safety doesn't equate to usage. Too bad they don't use that same logic in regard to guns.

I despise these jerks for degrading our children into baseness. There is no benefit in sexualizing children. If this happened to my child I'd yank him out of that school so fast it would make their perverted heads spin.

10 posted on 11/29/2001 6:04:33 AM PST by JMJ333
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This is why I hate reporters and the "news"
Did anybody else read this and ask themselves "what students"?
The authors just says "students".
What students are they talking about?
Is it third graders at your local school?
Is it 11th graders at your local high school?
Is it the over-60 crowd at the nursing home?
Or is it voluntary students who signed up for this sort of thing?
It makes a difference in how revolted I feel, but this "reporter" doesn't care to enlighten us...
11 posted on 11/29/2001 6:05:28 AM PST by Izzy Dunne
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To: Revelation 911
Some thing in your ass that doesn't have a retrieval ring,,like a gerbil?
12 posted on 11/29/2001 6:05:52 AM PST by South Dakota
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According to Calloway the best kind of dildo to use is one made out of silicone.

"You can hand it down from generation to generation," she said. "And it's dishwasher safe."


And who wouldn't want to pass down, from generation to generation, a fine, hand-crafted, heirloom quality...what? A what?

"Dishwasher safe". Gimme a break...
13 posted on 11/29/2001 6:06:37 AM PST by general_re
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To: bloodmeridian
This article doen't say if these are college students, or high school.
The only reference was to a "freshman."
This could be a 14 year old in 9th grade, or a 19 year old in college.
Also there is no indication if this is a school sponsored class,
or something these people signed up for at the local porn store.

Anyone who signs up for a class anywhere is a "student."

14 posted on 11/29/2001 6:06:39 AM PST by ASA Vet
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To: bloodmeridian

Photo from posted article. Caption to photo reads: Todd Wonders and Lauren Calloway lectured about how to safely use sex toys last night. The pair's props included anal plugs, penis rings and a five-pound 'double-dong,' pictured in the foreground.

15 posted on 11/29/2001 6:06:41 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Izzy Dunne
It makes a difference in how revolted I feel, but this "reporter" doesn't care to enlighten us..

By students said "reporter" means University of Pittsburgh students.

17 posted on 11/29/2001 6:07:16 AM PST by bloodmeridian
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This event, without a doubt, received 100% of its funding from the Federal gubment...

This kind of stuff really irks me. If you wanna do it, do it with your own money, in your own building. You don't need a *!@E%! public college for this sh!t...

:) ttt

18 posted on 11/29/2001 6:07:28 AM PST by detsaoT
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To: ASA Vet
This article doen't say if these are college students, or high school.

They would be University of Pittsburgh students.

19 posted on 11/29/2001 6:08:46 AM PST by bloodmeridian
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To: JMJ333
I despise these jerks for degrading our children into baseness. There is no benefit in sexualizing children.

And there's my point - how do you know these students are children?
We have one mention of a "freshman" - do we know if that's high school or college?
Don't get me wrong - I'm no fan of this type of "class" - but this article is lousy reporting.

20 posted on 11/29/2001 6:09:15 AM PST by Izzy Dunne
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