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There are 12 comments on Sex at the Sunset Tonight

  1. Are you kidding me? Our money going to penis shaped candy? This is what we’ve come to…
    And one week ago people were complaining about the tuition increase. Insane.

    1. If you read the article, you’d understand that “young people aged 15 to 24 comprise 27 percent of the sexually active population, but account for half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted infections in the United States each year.” Although it is a fun event with fun swag, it’s aim is education. What better way to learn and remember than in a fun way?

      1. Ironically, those 20 million new STI’s have only increased under such “education”.

        Fun without genuine responsibility is not education it is absurd.

        1. Perhaps STIs were on the rise because the Bush administration’s abstinence-only education funding (which only recently ran out) required sexuality education to teach that “sexual activity outside of the context of marriage is likely to have harmful psychological and physical effects,” but not how to protect oneself from STIs. Hmmm.

          Why are you assuming this event won’t be responsible? These people work in Student Health and consult with experts. They likely designed the event this way because they know that students need to feel comfortable asking such sensitive questions. A fun environment gives them the opportunity to laugh and shake their nervousness about it and get some truly helpful information. Maybe attend the event before you renounce its legitimacy.

        2. There’s more to “Education” than telling students not to have sex. People really like having sex. Unfortunately the abstinence-only education promoted under the Bush administration (As Sexual Educator discussed) has proven to be just as effective as providing no sexual education at all.
          “Saying no” to sex is not the most effective way to engage in safe sex. In order to engage in safe sex, you need a proper knowledge of birth control methods and become educated on sexuality and promotion of healthy communication between sexual partners. This little event does a better job and promoting these things than public education.
          The discussion shouldn’t revolve around this event being inappropriate, but the ineffectiveness of public education that requires events like this to manage the damage abstinence only education has already done.

    2. Unfortunately, up until now, many of these students likely received inadequate sexual education. This programs sounds more comprehensive than any abstinence-only program offered in public schools, and has more information and resources to offer students in the name of education than parents have.
      Yeah, penis-shaped candy is a little goofy. But college kids are going to have better things to do with their time than go to a sex ed fair unless they do silly things like that to show that it’s actually going to be fun. In fact, I wish my campus would do something like this- it sounds like a ton of fun, and I believe it’s necessity outweighs its silliness.

  2. Instead of giving away obscene elements (like penis candy shaped and other things) which somehow promotes more sexual relations among students. How about if the so called “Student Health group” create events or forum groups on how to STOP promiscuity…!

    1. “Promiscuity” is actually not nearly the issue on college campuses that you might expect. Studies show that the average college student has had 1-2 partners in the past year…an average that has not changed since the 1960s. The fact is, students are exploring their sexuality (with or without penis candy) and this event will provide them information on how to do that safely. I’m very sorry you appear to be against spreading sexual health information in a fun way. Boston University supports open discussion about sexuality, and an open, welcoming atmosphere greatly improves student health.

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