I recently took note of the plethora of Student Life activities geared toward sex. I overheard a conversation that sex was running rampant in the student housing. I was a little disgruntled, I’ll admit, when I heard that the event “Sex and Candy” was about the “fears” of sex.
Fears, people? Really. I think Macon State has been a commuter college for so long that sometimes people forget that it is still a college.
Scare tactics aren’t going to work. If they did, STDs wouldn’t be radiating through our country like a forest fire.
I think I’d rather discuss the implications of promiscuous sexual activity. Education on these matters is key. There are moral and ethical reasons aligned with medical to keep your party in your pants.
Sex is a part of human life. Instead of degrading it, and making it a dirty topic, discuss it openly. Teach the students how to protect themselves. Focus on the emotional issues that work that make a woman or man feel the necessity to “sow their wild oats” as the saying goes.
Let’s just say that I’ve had the same idea about the sex problem since I was younger and a person very close to me told me, “Sex complicates things,” which is just as passive aggressive phrase as “Guns kill people.” Even then I knew that this isn’t true.
Come on people, let all of us be responsible for our actions as adults. Guns don’t kill people, and sex doesn’t complicate anything unless you allow it to.
Once you get down to it sex is a very basic activity. It’s people that complicate something that, lets face it kids, is completely natural and healthy for a human body.
The question you must ask yourself, at the end of the day, is how many people do you want to carry around a tiny piece of yourself, that has cracked open in one of your most vulnerable moments? This question is one that only you can figure out an answer for, seeing how every one has a different view point on sex.
If you need more information, or have an issue, both the Counseling Center (maconstate.edu/counseling), and the Health Clinic (maconstate.edu/nursing/healthclinic) would be more than happy to assist you. That’s what they are there for, and they are completely confidential.