@UNCC: Please pass the lubricant.

All that money you are shoveling out to alleged institutions of higher learning appears to be getting put to,um, *good* use.  Check out what’s happening at UNC-Charlotte:

Jessamyn Bowling, a faculty member in the Public Health Sciences Department, and a team of students are leading a new sexuality education initiative for UNC Charlotte, and in its first semester, the program is already making a difference.

The Peer Leader-Educators Advocating for Sexuality Education (PLEASE) program is designed to encourage sexuality dialogues and safer sexual health practices.

“Research shows that adolescents and youth prioritize sexuality messages from their peers, and I believe this is true for college students as well,” Bowling said. “If we can train peer educators who are not necessarily experts in the topics but are able to empathetically listen and refer individuals to reputable information sources, I think we can really help connect people with what they need for improving sexual health.” [..]

The PLEASE team marched in the 2017 UNC Charlotte Homecoming Parade and passed out 350 condom and lubricant packets. Throughout the semester, they have been spreading the word on the new safer sex station in the College of Health and Human Services. The station offers free condoms and lubricant, dispensing more than 700 condoms in its first month. It is located on the second floor in the Student Lounge near the exit doors toward Atkins Library.[…]

Condoms on a college campus?  *I bet THAT is a tough sell. I mean, where else in the middle of Charlotte is one to find condoms?*  

MORE:

[…] PLEASE will conduct climate evaluations to measure impacts. The 13 current PLEASE peer educators have completed training on sexuality and gender topics and are available for one-on-one conversations. They are trained in non-judgmental listening and familiar with the full catalogue of campus resources.  

They will be at upcoming events, including a “Sexpo” scheduled for 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Cone University Center, Lucas Room, and at “Sex Week” events in February. The group is planning upcoming discussion groups in the College of Health and Human Services to increase dialogues about taboo or lesser-known topics.[…] 

Alright, moms and dads.  Make sure your kiddos are signed up for that “Sexpo.”  (Sounds like fun.)

 

14 comments for “@UNCC: Please pass the lubricant.

  1. patrick
    December 1, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Condoms are locked up in the charlotte stores then they would have to find some worker with key. clearly it is a lot of trouble plus if you get free condoms then you have all that extra money for alcohol

    Then again free condoms are much better than the education in the lecture halls. Well at least in the business school with morally corrupt professors teaching students how to lie, cheat, and steal. Huge waste of money to attend classes at that place. Anyone can learn more valuable knowlege watching YouTube for free

  2. Jason
    December 1, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    This is what GOP control of the UNC system is all about. Disgusting.

    • john steed
      December 3, 2017 at 8:15 am

      It is what we are stuck with from Thom Tilli$ selling seats on the Board of Governors to help finance his US Senate campaign and not really caring about their viewpoints as long as they ponied up the cash. It is also what we are stuck with from idiots like Nelson Dollar supporting an openly liberal Democrat activist for the BOG on the stupid basis that “he’s black and been there before”.

      The Senate has done a bit better with their appointments, but not much, and with Berger now changing his spots to run for statewide office, I suspect those appointments could also get a lot worse.

    • No Left Turn
      December 4, 2017 at 7:42 am

      “Gimme a “K,” Gimme a “Y.” (NC BOG)

  3. Julius
    December 2, 2017 at 4:37 am

    Finally, something useful for free and readily available. About time NC did something forward thinking.

    • No Left Turn
      December 4, 2017 at 7:15 am

      Buy your own damned rubbers, hon, or keep it in your pants.

  4. hair-on-fire
    December 2, 2017 at 6:44 am

    I only wish this were a new meaning for “your tax dollars at work”… but it’s not. And yes, where is the GOP in correcting / redirecting / punishing all this foolishness? They should know that a lackadaisical attitude on any issue will only embolden these UNC system edu-vermin to implement lower lows with still more of our tax money.

    • Amon
      December 2, 2017 at 11:40 am

      You’re right, tax dollars aren’t going to work here because the GOP could care less about providing student with comprehensive sexual education and has instead scrapped tax dollars to you believe that they’ve accomplished something….

      • patrick
        December 2, 2017 at 8:29 pm

        any college student in 2017 that does not understand how to get and use birth control in the year 2017 are too stupid to attend college in the first place

  5. Maya
    December 2, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I think this is a wonderful program they are doing. Not sure if you have any knowledge of the high rates of Gonherrea and chlamydia within the mecklenburg county area but it’s one of the highest in the state. Even worse is that STI’s are litterally a breeding ground on college campuses. I’m proud of the new org doing something different.
    P.s. from the research conducted it’s not from anyone’s taxes 😉

  6. tp
    December 2, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Probably some state/federal grant that could have used the money to bury the whole campus a foot deep in condoms for all the money wasted on peer-educators/faculty/student-helper salaries. All utter nonsense. …the whole program could be replaced by an email saying that you “probably” should avoid sex if you and your partner can’t scrape together the cost of a condom.

  7. v( ‘.’ )v
    December 2, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    My Freshman year, part of everybody’s “welcome” pack was a bag of 20-30 condoms from Publec Health. Promoting safe sex is never a bad thing.

    • No Left Turn
      December 4, 2017 at 7:31 am

      “Publec” ???

      This is the United States of America, dude. Here, we spell that word “P-U-B-L-I-C.”

      Forget the condoms, pal. What you really need is an English dictionary.

      • patrick
        December 5, 2017 at 4:05 am

        Misspelled one word is that the best argument you can make that is really sad. Since this format here does not allow for edits so mistakes here are permanent and very easy to do when replying from touch screen divices

        Good arguments even with gramerical errors can be used to make positive points

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