Sex trivia, prizes, free food and fun facts about sex culture at Cal Poly will take over Dexter Lawn on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Healthy Sex on Dex — a new event hosted by Safer and students from the recreation, parks and tourism administration department.
Organizers said the event is meant to encourage students to talk about sex life and provide education on ways to have sex safely.
Recreation, parks and tourism administration senior Mackenzie Miller helped put on the event with four other recreation, parks and tourism administration students and said they hope students will feel less afraid to talk about sex and gain more information on Safer and its resources.
“Safer is such an important organization on our campus,” she said. “We feel like more students should know why it’s here and what it does for them.”
Miller said the event will also host talks from Safer student employees on ways to be in healthy relationships and have safer, “more fun” sex.
Riley Hasche, a wine and viticulture and women and gender studies junior, said this is her first year working for Safer as an assistant, and she asked to be involved with planning the event.
Hasche, who will give a short talk, said she first became involved with Safer after a close friend was raped at a party.
“It’s the best choice I’ve made in my time here at Cal Poly,” Hasche said.
Safer originally planned to host something to complement their event this past month, the Clothesline Project, which was aimed at sexual assault awareness. But the organization decided to change direction and promote healthy relationships and sexuality instead.
“A lot of people think that Safer doesn’t encourage sex, as it can lead to assault, and we want to break that misconception with this event,” Hasche said. “We, at Safer, believe it’s okay not to have sex, and okay to have sex, as long as it is a healthy, positive experience.”
Students may attend the event for “free food, hula hoops, bocci ball and fun facts about Cal Poly students’ sexual culture — like their favorite positions,” Hasche said. “They can leave feeling more confident in themselves and their sexuality.”