Univ. of New Mexico to host 'threesome' sex event for students

Sex educators will use PowerPoint presentations and puppet demonstrations to teach students how to have consensual, safe sex.

Events include 'How to be a Gentleman AND Get Laid' and 'Reid’s Negotiating Successful Threesomes.'

The University of New Mexico (UNM) is hosting a “Sex Week,” where students can learn “How to be a Gentleman and get laid,” negotiate threesomes, and orgasmic blow jobs.

The event, sponsored by the University of New Mexico Women’s Resource Center  and the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), is offering lectures on “How to be a Gentleman AND Get Laid,” “Reid’s Negotiating Successful Threesomes,” “O-Face Oral,” and “BJs and Beyond with Reid.”

According to local news station KOB4, “The events are designed to prevent sexual assault, but organizers have taken a new approach...Instead of teaching students how not to get hurt, they're teaching them how to have safer and better sex.”

“[S]ex educators will teach students how to have consensual, safe sex through PowerPoint, and puppet demonstrations,” writes KOB4.

Hunter Riley of the Self-Serve Sexuality Resource Center—a feminist sex shop and co-sponsor of sex week—told Campus Reform that the group looked at “what the needs were on UNM’s campus and planned accordingly.”

“When a lot of people go to college they want to try new things,” Riley told Campus Reform. “[F]or example, when you are having sex with more than one person it can be very challenging to make sure that everybody’s needs are being met and that everybody’s boundaries are being respected.”

The event titles have fueled controversy among various campus groups, students, and parents.

UNM’s Students for Life (SFL) group disapproves of sex week and encouraged its Facebook followers to reach out to administrators with their concerns.

“We cannot believe that UNM is hosting an event like this! We have already sent a letter to the Dean and the President expressing our concern, and we encourage you to do the same,” SFL wrote.

The WRC also posted about the event on its Facebook page saying the event will be “awesome” and “a lot of fun.” Several comments expressed dismay with the week’s events.

“Hopefully this is fake...how very sad if it’s not,” wrote one commenter. “This is beyond disgusting,” wrote another.

UNM officials stress that the event is not sponsored by the university itself, but rather an outside group and university affiliated groups. Officials also stressed that “Celebrate Sex Week” is not in line with sexual assault outreach programs administered by the university.

In a UNM press release obtained by Campus Reform, the university says the titles will “prompt awareness and “spark [the] interest” of students.

“We understand that the titles of these sessions may be out of the norm for some but we want to assure the public that they are well intentioned. As this is the first time, these sessions will be presented as a week of activities...the titles are designed to prompt awareness and, more importantly, spark interest,” writes the university.

According to Summer Little, Director of WRC, student fees did not contribute to the funding of this event.

UNM is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

SFL did not respond to Campus Reform’s request for comment in time for publication.

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