Ohhh. If only I had this a few days ago when we were passing the UT budget.
From the Town hall article...
From the Town hall article...
A lesbian bondage expert and a campus-wide condom scavenger hunt are among the activities planned for The University of Tennessee’s first-ever “Sex Week” – an event paid for in-part by student fees.
Sex Week is sponsored by the university’s Sexual Empowerment and Awareness at Tennessee club. The six-day event is expected to cost nearly $20,000 – covered in part by university grants, student fees and contributions from academic departments.
University of Tennessee spokeswoman Karen Simpson confirmed to Fox News that the conference is being funded by student fees and university money.
“The university is providing funding for this workshop because it covers a wide range of issues that are beneficial to our students,” Simpson said.
There are 30 events planned including “Getting Laid,” “Sex Positivity; Queer as a Verb,” “Bow Chicka Bow Woah,” “How to Talk to Your Parents About Sex,” “Loud and Queer,” and “How Many Licks Does It Take…” – a workshop about oral sex.
“It’s tackling important topics related to sexual health, sexual identity, preventing sexual assault, gender roles (and) religion,” she added. “The students have done a good job making sure there are things to appeal to all.”
The nearly $20,000 cost was covered by money given from specific academic programs “who see a common interest – from law, from sociology and from history.”
In addition to a campus-wide scavenger hunt for a golden condom, the university is hosting noted lesbian bondage expert and erotica author Sinclair Sexsmith.
Sexsmith, who serves on the board of the New York Lesbian Sex Mafia, will deliver a lecture titled, “Messing Around with Gender.”
Sexsmith runs the online website “Sugarbutch Chronicles: The Sex, Gender and Relationship Adventures of a Kinky Queer Butch Top.”
In addition to hosting college workshops and lectures about queer theory, she is an expert in sexuality and leather.
UT student Brianna Rader, one of the founders of Sex Week, told Fox News that Sexsmith will not be engaging in lesbian bondage demonstrations during her appearance.
“She’s doing a workshop on poetry about sexuality,” Rader said. “She’s also going to be talking about constructing and reconstructing gender roles in society.”
Sexsmith is also expected to show college students “how to turn up the heat on our own sex drive” – as well as play with gender and sexual identity roles and butch/femme roles.....
....“We have a stereotype of being conservative but there are lots of people who are okay with these subjects – like me,” she said. “This is one way people can get a better sense of what others in Tennessee and this region of the country are about.”
Rader said university officials were overwhelmingly supportive of Sex Week – which includes a sex talent show and drag show.
“We went to our administrators and they approved it immediately,” she said. “We have excellent faculty advisors.”