The Sexual Health Education Program was kindly invited to facilitate a ‘SEXPLORATION’ workshop at the Clark Kerr Campus. I had the opportunity to collaborate with Jizzmoan Jasmin in which she focused on Safe Sex practices and I focused on [Enthusiastic] Consent and Effective Communication. This was my first time ever stepping foot on the Clark Kerr campus in the last 3 years so we temporarily got lost for a while until the Resident Assistant discovered us roaming around the campus. When we arrived in the room we were going to facilitate the workshop in, I was not expecting such a high turn-out rate. I started the workshop by explaining who we are (individually and the overall program), in which many freshmen were unaware that they had the Sexual Health Education Program as a resource at their disposal. The audience was not feeling very engaged at the beginning of the workshop so I tried making the workshop as comical and lively as possible. What honestly surprised me the most about facilitating this particular workshop was the fact that not once did I get nervous to speak in front of a crowded room. Maybe it was because they were all fetuses and obviously looked like teenagers (freshmen babies). Or maybe it was simply the fact that as a Sexpert I know more than my audience (or else they would not have been there) and rehearsing prior to leading the workshop provided reassurance! Anyways, I felt even more comfortable when I was getting laughs and positive validation throughout the workshop. For example, when I was talking about what consent and nonconsent sounds like, I was giving different examples of how each sound and how greatly they differ. I do not know what made me pick the “I love you/I love it when you do this” phrase but when I shared out loud and realized that I am not really feeling the “I love you” part, I finished with a strong “I guess” and the whole room died of laughter. I mean it is true, you do not necessarily have to love someone to engage in a sexual debut with that individual, but you are required to have consent throughout the entire encounter especially enthusiastic consent! Overall, I am glad I signed up to facilitate this workshop! Thank you, Clark Kerr!
-Get Naked Gasper