Commentary

'Sex Fest' Comes To Allegheny College: 'Food! Games! Condoms!'

By Ron Meyer | March 7, 2012 | 11:50am EST

Young America's Foundation activist Cortney O’Brien at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, examines the Sex Fest event coming to her school this Friday, March 9:

“Condoms, Cupcakes, Copulation!” One of these things is not like the other. But, here at Allegheny College, feminist groups are treating sexual intercourse like a party with slogans such as these.

ype="node" title="SexFest

According to the event’s Facebook page, Allegheny’s SexFest, sponsored by the school’s Reproductive Health Coalition, is meant to promote sexual health awareness. In the main Campus Center lobby this Friday, attendees will enjoy food and play games while learning about sexual health issues.

In addition to playing games, attendees will have the chance to purchase items from a company called Pure Romance. This organization has a similar party theme when speaking about sexual activity: “Empower. Educate. Entertain.” Founded by Patty Brisben, who is described by The Globe and Mail as “a churchgoing mother of four who sells sex toys at private, in-home gatherings not unlike Tupperware parties,” Pure Romance sells performance enhancing sex toys and lubricants.

Their website lists items such as “vaginal vibrators,” “tie me up tape, “anal play” toys and many other bondage-type products to promote sadomasochism. In Allegheny’s Campus Center, this company will be selling its wares in arguably the most frequented location on campus.

The event comes a few months after Allegheny’s first Slutwalk, which encouraged female students to march through campus in promiscuous clothing, chanting their right to act sexually without having to worry about being raped. In a sense, it promoted the idea that they should be able to sleep with a number of different partners without being called a slut.

This seems a bit ironic in the context of the media frenzy over Rush Limbaugh's comments on Sandra Fluke.

Like Slutwalk, SexFest is likely to persuade students to be promiscuous without having to consider the consequences by treating sex as a form of entertainment.

Even though this event that has been featured at a number of campuses across the country, such as Ithaca College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland and University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, Allegheny shouldn’t want to add its name to the list. One message these events don’t advertise is that sexual activity could lead to…STDs! Therefore, what is promoted as an event for sexual health awareness could actually encourage an overall unhealthy environment.

And, as it turns sexuality into a fad, Allegheny’s SexFest may unfortunately encourage students to forget the sacredness of sex, making the act of waiting until marriage completely extinct.

See more "Right Views, Right Now"

CNSNews Reader,

The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

CNSNews covers the stories that the liberal media are afraid to touch. It drives the national debate through real, honest journalism—not by misrepresenting or ignoring the facts.

CNSNews has emerged as the conservative media’s lynchpin for original reporting, investigative reporting, and breaking news. We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical mission and we need your help to fuel this fight.

Donate today to help CNSNews continue to report on topics that the liberal media refuse to touch. $25 a month goes a long way in the fight for a free and fair media.

And now, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you can make up to a $300 gift to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of your choice and use it as a tax deduction on your 2020 taxes, even if you take the standard deduction on your returns.

— The CNSNews Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for our CNSNews Daily Newsletter to receive the latest news.