By Nicole Maguire ‘13
Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013 00:02
Want your friends to know you’re thinking of them? Why not let them know with a Condom Gram, courtesy of Sex Week festivities.
For this year’s Sex Week, sponsors Lafayette Activities Forum, Association of Lafayette Feminists and QuEST hosted Sex Jeopardy, Condom Bingo, a Brown Bag with Assistant Director of Counseling Services Tim Silvestri, College Dating Coach Kira Sabin. They revived a crowd favorite from last year too—chair dancing lessons from former Eagles cheerleader Heather Gidusko.
The unconventional work-out class was held in the Marlo Room, where Gidusko, who has a dance studio in Allentown, taught a routine. The attendants performed it to “an upbeat sexy song with attitude,” said Ellen Hughes ‘13.
“It’s more fun than awkward,” said Hughes. “It’s only awkward if you make it.” And people seemed to have made it more fun—in fact, the class was so popular the students had to split into two groups just to show off their dance.
“I wasn’t intimidated going to chair dancing just because I knew it would be fun and carefree,” said Emily Silveira ‘15, who also attended the event as a freshman.
“My favorite part about it was just how fun and welcoming the instructor was,” said Silveira. “She knew people felt uncomfortable but she made it funny.”
This is not the only event at Sex Week that goes for laughs – this year comedy dating “experts” Dave and Ethan performed their routine – ironically enough, in Colton Chapel. The LAF board saw them perform at the National Association for Campus Activities conference and hired them straight away.
“I can’t wait to see it again,” said LAF culture chair Shyla Watson ‘15, who saw them at the conference and worked on planning Sex Week.
“Their critiques of dating are spot on for college students,” Watson said of the comedians, who perform a skit on where dates go wrong and how they could have been saved. The bit gets interactive too—they take worst-date stories from the audience and perform improvised musical skits based off of them.
“I am definitely looking forward to it since it is something new and different,” said Caroline Radigan ‘15, who planned to attend the comedy show. “Plus the comedy events that LAF has had in the past are always hysterical.”
“We’ve had good attendance so far,” said Watson of the week-long event. The entire LAF board helped to plan the lectures and activities, including some of their newest members.
“This is my first Sex Week,” said LAF lecture chair Gregory Ly ‘16. “Sex Week just seemed like something that was very “college,” that would be a fun and new thing to participate in.”