With a throwback reference to late Nineties pop music, Sigma Lambda Gamma with the help of Health Services is coordinating a series of lectures and activities titled “Let’s Talk About Sex Week.”
Tuesday’s events, called “Girls Only” center around girl problems and related health issues. Discussion topics will include pap smears, sexual assault and various female exam procedures. Pap smears, for instance, are recommended for women over 18 or within three years of becoming sexually active. There will be a booth on the mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and an evening presentation in LSC 320 from 5-6 p.m.
“We’ve included great info, particularly for the young students who haven’t had a well-woman exam. There’s a lot of mystery and you sometimes hear horror stories [about examinations]” said Michelle Lovering, Health Program Coordinator.
On Wednesday, the topic is “Birth Control ABC’s.” Open to both males and females, the event will cover many different options, from abstinence to regulating hormones and utilizing other contraceptive devices. In the same format as Tuesday, there will be a booth on the mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and an evening program in LSC 302 from 5-6 p.m.
Thursday’s event focuses on healthy emotional and sexual relationships. Included activities are “How Well Do You Know Your Partner” quizzes and “Sex in the Dark,” the evening question and answer forum. Hosted in LSC 304 from 5-6 p.m., the event will allow participants literally in the dark to submit questions to a moderator. The moderator will then redirect the question to the opposite gender to answer
“You’re getting a question answered by the opposite sex, and in that form you’re not getting an answer from the health forum, you’re getting from the gender you want to know from” Lovering said. “You get a lot of honesty.”