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Outreach ft. Semen Sucking Suki

My random act of sexiness was a fantastic learning experience! Reaching over 80 enthusiastic students, I handed out over 100 condoms! The penis costume attracted so much attention that all my condoms were gone within 30mins! It was amazing! Not only did students stop to snap a few photos but they were eager to support and learn more about SHEP! And a few students actually discussed with me their personal experiences relating to sexual health and how it was limited where they came from.

They were pleased that SHEP was so dedicated to educate students! Other students wanted to learn more about the insertive condom, STI’s and about getting tested! I explained to them all about dormant symptoms and how to protect themselves! I even demolished the negative connation some students had about lube. I explained my own sexual debut and explained the beauty and helpfulness of lube! All in all, it was a great day to hand out condoms!Suki RAS 1

I was so eager to help fellow Sexpert Jizz On Jackie facilitate a safer sex workshop for Unit 4. We prepared very exciting and engaging activities for the students and were enthusiastic about handing out safer sex supplies! It took a lot of planning and a lot of our time to get the workshop together but it would have been worth it to educate students.

Sadly, however, due to communication activities, the workshop was a no-go because of no-shows. It would have been an amazing and eye-opening workshop, but unplanned problems can cause problems. This was a disappointment since it was my first workshop, but my enthusiasm has not died. I am still looking forward to the next workshop and I have no doubt everyone will show up!

Semen Sucking Suki

Random Act of Sexiness with Jizz-On-Jackie!

On Friday April 5th at 12 o’ clock,  (I’m not positive about the date and time) Alexander Chang and I grabbed a basket and filled it with over 60 items of traditional condoms, dental dams, lube, and insertive condoms and decided to walk along Sproul and give out safer sex supplies. We wanted to target a large and diverse audience so we decided that Sproul was our best option. Alex and I walked along Sproul handing out safer sex supplies to groups on campus and telling people about SHEP. We focused mainly on Greek tables to tell them about SHEP and about potential workshops that we could provide. WhenJackie and Alex questioned about SHEP, Alex talked about how SHEP was a sex positive group on campus and listed the types of workshops SHEP offers. The day was sunny and everyone seemed cheerful receiving information and/or safer sex supplies. Handing out the supplies went by quickly, and soon we were skipping back to the tang center with an empty basket.

Random Act of Sexiness: Reflection from “Double D” Daisy

Double D Daisy 2On April 30, 2013, I went to go pick up the condoms from the tang center around 4 p.m.  Around 5 p.m. I walked to Sproul hall and I decided to hand out the condoms there. At first I was a little intimidated since I was the only girl handing out condoms for free. But later when the students started getting condoms from me, others started approaching and I was able to feel comfortable enough to even start yelling out “FREE CONDOMS” and even started promoting “Go to Shep located at the tang center and get free condoms there” since there were people who kept telling me that “It was nice of us to be giving out condoms just stay safe”. 

I did not have a problem dealing with any creeps, everyone who I handedDouble D Daisy 1 condoms too were really nice and generous.  It was actually a pretty nice experience asking random people if they could take pictures with me showing off the condoms. I found that pretty fun and different to do. Overall, I really did enjoy going through this experience, I never thought that Sex 101 would help me build the enough confidence to freely talk about safe sex, give out condoms, and taking pictures with strangers.  Thank you a lot to both Monica and Kim for a great spring semester.

Random Act of Sexiness: Dripping Devin and Cal Baseball

DevinI put off my random act of sexiness for a long time. When I finally decided to do my random act of sexiness I gave condoms to those who desperately need them. I distributed my condoms to the Cal Baseball team.  I knew I wanted to give the condoms to my teammates, but I didn’t know where and when would be appropriate to distribute my presents. I decided that the locker room would be the best and easiest place for me to distribute the lifesaving condoms. At first my teammates looked at me like I was crazy, but then they all grabbed a handful. They realized two things. They realized that they needed more condoms and that I was helping them to protect themselves. 

I found humor in the fact that most of my teammates first grabbed the “Magnum” condoms in order to look impressive. Showering with my teammates every day I knew which guys needed the big boys and which ones didn’t. Therefore I only allowed for the truly blessed baseball players to take the “Magnums” with them. Some people said thank you while others just grabbed the condoms and left. Overall it was a good experience because I was helping out my team and had a lot of fun doing it. I felt like Santa passing out presents to little kids.

I have learned a lot in the Sex decal and with all the dangers of sex I felt like I was really helping my teammates by providing them with more protections. Also, I know how expensive condoms are and was also excited that I was able to provide them with free condoms. Maybe my friends won’t use the condoms I gave them, but I feel happy knowing they have them and if worse comes to worse they will make some awesome water balloons for the team in the future. I would easily pass out condoms to my teammates again.

Dripping Devin, Sex 101: Topics in Sexual Health DeCaler

Random Act of Sexiness with Ratchet Rachel

As Spring Semester nears to an end, I finally participated in the Random Acts of Sexiness. Since I live at Unit 2, I decided to stay close-by and distribute my condoms there in the courtyard. I was very surprised of how quickly I ran out of them and I was also pretty surprised by the reactions that I received from various people.

 I started around 6:00 PM and decided just to walk around and approach people. Immediately, after I went out of my dorm, I felt hesitant to randomly pass out condoms. Even though I was hesitant, I decided to approach a girl who was sitting down, fearing that she might think it was awkward and reject my offer. As I walked up to her, I cheerfully asked, “Would you like a condom? I am passing them out for my Sex Ed class”. Gratefully, she accepted it and agreed to take a photo with me as well! This helped me raise my confidence that this wasn’t totally weird and made me more inspired to hand out all of the condoms.photo 1

However, the courtyard was quite empty, so I made my way down to the APR and decided to seek out people to distribute condoms to. Most people were sitting by themselves on laptops studying or doing work but I approached each one and handed them condoms. There were maybe 5 people in the room, I’m not quite sure if it was a study room or a presentation room but it was quite big and they were sitting pretty far apart! Some people, including a guy was very surprised and didn’t think I was seriously handing out condoms but he gladly took them and thanked me for it!

Although I felt that generally people were pretty much excited, surprised or open to accepting condoms, of course, there was the exception of people who were outright awkward about it or hostile to the offer. One girl, in particular said, “No thanks. I don’t have sex” in the coldest tone possible. However, I guess that’s just another person’s point of view and I can’t really bag on it.

What I thought was funny or surprising is that most people didn’t want the XL sized condoms and I felt awkward just offering them to guys because I think that they just assumed that I thought they were big or something. They were the last to be handed out because most people denied them and wanted normal sized condoms instead. In fact, most guys preferred the normal sized condoms and so I started offering them to girls instead, one of the girls even exclaimed that, “Super XLs don’t exist in Berkeley!” Oh, how wrong she is!photo 2

Overall, I felt the experience was a good one and I was able to distribute all my condoms while walking around Unit 2. While it was a little awkward to approach people who were standing alone waiting for someone or having deep profound conversations with friends, I felt like I did my part in the random acts of sexiness and I am happy that I got to partake in the role of spreading the message of safe sex. Stay sexy y’all and have some great safe sex!

xoxo,

Ratchet Rachel, Sex 101: Topics in Sexual Health DeCaler

Random Act of Sexiness: the Maxturbation Experience

maxturbationI went to distribute condoms on Sproul on April 26. I was with my friend Robinwood, who is also taking the Sex DeCal. No one really seemed interested at first. This was most likely because we never mentioned that we were in the Sex class. We looked like two random guys giving away sketchy condoms. Once we realized this flaw in our delivery, we explained to people why we were distributing condoms. This allowed people to feel much more comfortable taking the condoms.

A lot of people were interested in the different types of condoms we were distributing. Since we went over this in class, we were able to answer questions and found ourselves engaging in conversations where we educated people about other forms of contraception and safe sex gadgets such as finger condoms and sex toys. Of course some people still avoided us at all costs, but others found us out. All in all it was a pretty fun experience and it only took us about thirty minutes to give away all of the condoms.

–Maxturbation, Sex 101: Topics in Sexual Health DeCaler

Random acts of sexiness – Ambisextrous Alex

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I completed my random act of sexiness on a random Friday afternoon, April 5th. I couldn’t think of any special place to spread the sex-positivity, so I decided to try reliable ol’ Upper Sproul. Luckily, my fellow SHEP intern Jackie came along, so I wasn’t alone!

When we had first embarked on our task, I had actually forgot that people were still campaigning on Sproul. Admittedly, I generally avoid Sproul during campaign season to avoid the constant flyering and campaigning. It was funny to be on the other side, going up to random students handing out safer sex supplies.

Once we had done enough of that, we decided to give all of the people on Sproul a taste of their own medicine: we started campaigning sex-positivity to the campaigners and organization. We ended up talking to some cool sex-positive and feminist candidates, one of whom was wearing a big onesie and stuff some of our condoms in her giant pockets!

Quite a few fraternities and sororities were also tabling that day, and we had the pleasure of chatting with them. I didn’t realize how many greek groups hadn’t heard of SHEP and that we do awesome sexual health workshops. When I told them that we could do sexual health workshops for free for their organizations, so many people were very interested, and we gave them our SHEP email. For those who don’t know, fraternities and sororities are required to have health/risk education for their members. Many opt to have someone come in and talk about alcohol safety, which is very important but why see the same alcohol safety workshop every year when you can have SHEP present one of our very sexy and informative workshops?

Being in SHEP for my third year now, I initially didn’t think too much of passing out condoms on Sproul, but it ended up being an interesting experience. Jackie had actually taken our Sex 101 decal when I co-facilitated it last semester, so I’ve known for a while that she is exceptionally outgoing and fun. However, when it came to talking about SHEP and what we do with different organizations at their tables, she was actually nervous and struggled a bit. I hadn’t realized how much I take my outreach experience for granted, that my SHEP “elevator pitch” will just dribble out of my mouth without much thinking.

It was really nice to get to know one of our new SHEP interns for the semester. I hope doing outreach with me was a valuable learning experience for her, and I’ve no doubt outreach work will become second nature for her as well.

Random Acts of Sexiness – “Masturbating Maddie”

 

I completed my Random Acts of Sexiness project on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11 am on Sproul plaza. To let friends and others know when and where I’d be distributing condoms, I posted on the SHEP facebook page, and also had my friend instagram this lovely picture of myself with the information:

 

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My experience giving out condoms for this project was much different and more difficult than during National Condom Week. I found that not only was it much more awkward doing it alone, but people in general were much more awkward about it and unwilling, or possibly embarrassed, to accept condoms from me. I think during National Condom Week, when it is much more publicized and there are many SHEP workers and students out there distributing condoms, it is a much more fun and engaging activity. Students seemed much more excited to receive free condoms and engage in joking, fun conversation in this environment as opposed to me doing it by myself. Perhaps they were less embarrassed doing so when there are so many other students doing the same thing.

 

In the hour that I distributed condoms, I only gave out 21 of the 30 condoms. I felt like that annoying “Sprouler” passing things out who every person that is walking through simply ignores. While I did meet a few engaging people who were excited to take some free condoms, the majority simply walked past me with an awkward smirk on their face.

 

What I did learn about this experience in general, though, is to be more respectful of Sproulers! I can definitely say that I always am that person that ignores people passing things out in Sproul, giving the rude smirk. Now that I know what it is like on the other end, I don’t think I’ll be doing that anymore. Overall, it was still a fun experience and I am excited to say that I was one of those people passing out condoms on campus. Can’t graduate from Berkeley without an annoying Sprouler at least once, right? J Here are two pictures from my experience (with two of the nice condom accepters that I met!):

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Random Acts of Sexiness: North Gate and Sproul

ImageI was pretty excited to do this project because I got a lot of enthusiasm from students the last time I handed out birth control during National Condom Week. We didn’t have any condoms that day, even though that was the number one reason people approached us at the table, so I was really happy to be able to pass out a common birth control technique many people use.

I started handing out condoms at North Gate on Friday, the 5th of April in the afternoon around 3:30, and then headed over to Sproul to pass out the rest. When I first started handing out condoms, I just yelled out “free condoms!” and was immediately welcomed by a group of students. As I passed them out, I checked in to make sure they all new the correct way to put one on. Most of them said yes, so I tested them on it—but many of them forgot important steps like checking the expiration date, moving the condom to the side of the package, and tying the condom after using it. I was very impressed with the number of girls that approached me as well. I love to see empowered women that take matters of birth control into their own hands. Overall, it was a great way to interact with people, and answer questions using all that I have learned in Sex 101. 

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