Skip to comments.(Ithaca) Feminists encourage safe sex (hand out candy and condoms)
Posted on 02/10/2006 6:55:34 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
Ithaca College Feminists will observe National Condom Week by providing programs and information about health risks in sexual relationships from Tuesday to Feb. 21. Sexual health is an important part of being in charge and in control of ones own body, said Laura McKenna, president of the Ithaca College Feminists.
National Condom Week dates back to 1978, when students at the University of California-Berkeley wanted to educate others about the risks inherent in sexual intercourse including AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies.
McKenna said ICFeminists will promote National Condom Week through tabling in the Campus Center lobby until tomorrow and on Monday and Tuesday. The club will give out free condoms and information about safe sex, as well as novelty chocolates in the shape of birth control pills.
Condoms are one of the most shoplifted items because people are too embarrassed to buy them, which also means a lot of couples go without, McKenna said. By having them out on a table, its a much more low-pressure situation.
In addition to free condoms and information at the tables in the Campus Center, the club will have a guessing jar full of candy and condoms. The person with the most accurate estimate wins the contents of the jar.
The AIDS Working Group was created to provide accurate information about HIV and to prevent its transmission. The group includes students, faculty and representatives from the Hammond Health Center, the Counseling Center and the Office of Residential Life.
ICFeminists efforts will culminate Tuesday with an event titled Valentines Day: Make Love, Not Babies, led by a representative from Planned Parenthood who will discuss birth-control options at noon in Textor 102. McKenna said the main goal of the presentation is to display and explain the number of birth- control options available to students.
There are a lot of options out there, and the more choices people are aware of, the more likely they are to find one that works best for them, she said. Karen Eldredge, manager of Health Center operations, said most options are available through the Health Center. Oral contraceptives, as well as patch and injected forms of birth control, can be obtained with a prescription at the center.
Condoms are usually sold at a discounted price through the Health Center but will be free at the Health Center and the Fitness Center on Tuesday.
I think the one second from the left is...kd lang?
They're just hoping someone will have sex with them that needs a condom.
I think it's the "sucked on a lemon" look.
> I call "feminazi."
Could be. Doesn't look like she'd make a great kisser either.
"National Condom Week dates back to 1978, when students at the University of California-Berkeley wanted to educate others about the risks inherent in sexual intercourse including AIDS,"
Aids wasn't on the RADAR in 1978...but STD's certainly were!
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