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Now What Are They Teaching The Kids? 

 

Last year’s revelation that Humboldt State University has an affiliation with marijuana shocked late night talk show hosts … oh, and the world. "What are we letting our higher education institutions do with our children?" someone somewhere probably shouted.

Oh. They were just getting started, I’m afraid. This week, HSU will grant use of its walls to the Health and Wellness Center Peer Education program’s Sexland: Peek-A-Boo, a naughty day of activities, games and workshops designed to appeal to youth’s constantly tingling nether regions. (Sure, it’s actually intended to promote healthy and important sexual experiences and body/sex positivity. But, please.) Starting at noon on Saturday, Feb. 23, the Nelson East Hall will be temporarily be transformed into a den of (educational!) sin. Here’s just a taste of what you'll experience in Sexland:

-Do-It-Yourself Floggers Workshop!
-Make Your Own Merkin! (Google it.)
-Barrier Methods and You!
-Figure Drawing!
-Burlesque for the Shy and Awkward!

As day gives way to night, the sexually enlightened will move over to the Goodwin Forum for a climactic burlesque performance with host Lady Tata. Wow. After watching those pasties twirl, remember, kids: Thank your parents for taking out that second mortgage to help you out with tuition.

For reals though, it’s good these conversations can take place in the light of day. In a related event, body image expert Virgie Tovar will speak in the Kate Buchanan Room on Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. Her topic?: “There's Glitter in Fatlandia: Fat Activism as an Unapologetic (and Hella Sexy) Queer Politic.” Awesome.

For more information on Sexland: Peek-A-Boo and related activities, find its event page on Facebook or email mira@humboldt.edu.

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