This is a bit of a tricky one, for reasons that I will explain in a bit.
The administration of a New Hampshire high school has stopped the sexual health group ‘AIDS Services’ from distributing safer-sex kits because the contents included flavored lube, candy, and condoms. This occurred after about 70 kits were distributed to high school students during a World AIDS day presentation and “parents were upset.”
The group was then banned from the school district.
Since the beginning of the semester, I have worked for a student organization at Oberlin called the Sexual Information Center (or SIC for short). As an organization, we provide confidential peer counseling, safer sex supplies, alternative menstrual products, and pregnancy tests at bulk prices (meaning most condoms are under 10 cents, and all pregnancy tests are 50 cents), as well as free rides to local clinics.
Since the 1980s, the SIC has been putting on an event to spread the message of sex positivity (which, to be clear, means that as long as everything is consensual both emotionally and physically, any type of sex should not be viewed as negative) and to educate the Oberlin community. The event, originally titled “Safer Sex Night,” was created in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis of the eighties, to show the faculty that the students could embrace their sexuality while still being educated and safe. The event involved a dance party where the …
Okay, just want to get out there that oral sex, both giving and receiving, is a source of great pleasure for me and millions of women all over the world. The idea that oral stimulation is gross or wrong or whatever is just so far off my radar screen it’s ridiculous (unlike Paris Hilton, I’m not a hypocrite).
Oral sex is increasingly common for young women to partake in, both in addition to and as an alternative of intercourse. Researchers out of the University of Alberta recently conducted a study on oral sex (must have been a lot of fun), concluding that it’s unquestionably part of what researcher Brea Malacad refers to as “the sexual revolution of the 21st century.”
Anyway, an interesting conclusion to be drawn from Malacad’s work here is that researchers, sex educators, and safe-sex marketers need to get on the cunnilingus caboose. The fellatio freeway. Route 69. Whatever.