Special to the Mustang Daily
The first quarter of the school year is almost over and you’ve had plenty of time to get to know people in your classes. Throughout the quarter, you’ve always had your eye on that one person, and you’ve finally started hanging out with this person. You’ve gone on a date or two with them, and one night you come back to your house. Things look like they’re about to get physical. Cuddling leads to kissing, kissing leads to touching and touching leads to needing the condoms you’ve had tucked away in a drawer.
Stop right there. If the narrative were to go on, at what point should it stop? At what point do things become uncomfortable?
Cal Poly’s radio station, KCPR, is looking to answer those questions with its new sex talk show.
“Getting It In” is Cal Poly’s own version of shows such as the “Sunday Night Sex Show” with Sue Johanson, who is a pioneer in the sexual education field as it pertains to media.
Like Johanson’s show, “Getting It In” airs Sunday nights just after the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) indecency and profanity rules are lifted at 11 p.m. The show — in partnership with the Reproductive Health Clinic — was developed to get students communicating about what’s going through many of their heads on a daily basis: sex. Whether it’s wondering when that fateful day will finally happen for you or daydreaming about being with that attractive person in your anatomy class, sex is something students think about — often.
Dr. Terri Fisher, a psychology professor at Ohio State University at Mansfield, found in a study of 238 college students ranging from ages 18 to 25 that “the median number of sexual thoughts for men (per day) was 18.6 and for women it was 9.9. In contrast, the (mean) average for men was 34.2 and for women it was 18.6.”
The hosts of “Getting It In,” psychology senior Caitlin Fuller and mechanical engineering sophomore Logan Cooper, are members of Cal Poly’s sexual assault and relationship violence prevention program, Safer.
“We educate the campus community about sexual assault and healthy campus relationships, and I love it,” Fuller said.
The show’s main function is to take away the awkward stigma of talking about each other’s sexuality, she said.
“We’re on the show to reach out to the rest of the campus and to the community in general, because so many people are afraid to talk about sex and we are trying to change that,” Fuller said.
However, not everyone wants their sex life out in the open.
“Its just an uncomfortable topic to talk about with people you’re not familiar with,” Cal Poly alumnus Tim Bollock said. “I don’t have an issue with talking about it. It’s just a really personal thing. I don’t want my personal business to be out there for the world … It’s going to be between me and her — that’s it.”
But for Fuller and Cooper, taking about sex is a matter of raising awareness.
“Getting It In” ranges from comical to serious, but is ultimately another tool to learn here at Cal Poly, Cooper said.
To accomplish this, the hosts want to talk about sexual topics students are interested in, he said.
“We try and brainstorm with people that we work with to get ideas from them that we can go for an hour on, and we work on getting guests on the show — usually someone very knowledgeable in a certain field,” Cooper said.
Topics for upcoming shows range from experimenting with members of the same sex to how to ask someone for oral sex.
To listen to “Getting It In,” tune into 91.3 FM on Sundays at 11 p.m.