Tea Party upset with college’s “Dirty Bingo” safe-sex seminar

The Tea Party is having conniption fits over a “Dirty Bingo” safe-sex seminar taking place at North Carolina State University.  I guess the Tea Party is now skipping the “give me liberty” part entirely since they’re now apparently opposed to safe-sex education.

For a while the Tea Party has been fighting allegations that it’s a den of racists, homophobes and sexists.

And now it appears the Tea Partyers have a problem with sex too.

Why don’t they just admit that they’re conservative Republicans and quit pretending they’re another “party”?  They were formed by Dick Armey and the Koch Brothers, for chrissake.  They’re Republicans. And particularly loony Republicans who are vewy vewy upset that North Carolina State University is having a safe-sex seminar with real sex toys.

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

You really have to be a special kind of backward to be in college in 2013 and still have a problem with safe-sex education.

Via Raw Story:

Condoms via Shutterstock

Condoms via Shutterstock

A group of tea party students say that they are outraged after North Carolina State University purchased about $300 worth of items to demonstrate safe sex — including an “anal plug,” six vibrators, three dildos and a “booty booster.”

According to Campus Reform, Union Activities Board (UAB) purchased the sex toys as prizes for a “Dirty Bingo” event scheduled for Feb. 12.

“The fact that a public university is going to spend mandatory student fees on such an event is just repulsive,” Young Americans for Liberty North Carolina co-chair Emma Benson told Campus Reform. “There is nothing that involves reading 50 Shades of Grey or using a butt plug that promotes safe sex.”

Well, if you understood how people get AIDS and STDs, and babies for that matter, then you’d understand perfectly well how sex toys, when used properly (meaning, keep ’em clean) promote safe sex, and can be less risky than intercourse for a variety of risks, especially HIV.  If anything, that comment from the Young Americans for Liberty is exactly why college kids need Dirty Bingo.

What year is it in North Carolina, anyway?  1985?

More from the event organizer:

The purpose of this event is to find an innovative and entertaining way to talk about sex and sex education, particularly on a college campus, which deviates the norm and expected. The certified educators plan to use some of the purchased items (those that are appropriate) to demonstrate safe and healthy sex practices. The programmers of this event wanted to include some ‘gag’ or non-educational prizes to add to the humorous and ‘dirty’ themed event. There were 25 items purchased that came to a total of $304.69. The items that were purchased were: a few edible undergarments, Fifty Shades of Grey book and game, six vibrators, four surprise packs, three dildos, a toy cleaner, lube, a sex game, a sex position book, an anal plug and a booty booster. In addition, Health Promotions will be giving away non-sexual items such as koozies, gift-cards, and t-shirts. They support this event because they emphasize that all items can be used to enhance healthy sexual relationships when both partners are educated and in agreeance.

As for the sub-argument about using student fees for the event, well, student fees are a lot like taxes.  Each taxpayer doesn’t get to pick and choose how his taxes get spent. You vote for elected officials and they decide.  At some point you have to accept that your money is going to get spent on some things that you don’t agree with, or government, be it federal, local or student, would cease to function.

But let’s face it, the “problem” here is “safe sex.”  Yes, America, we’re still fighting that battle.  In all the typical (read: backward) places.

UPDATE: The students are raising money so that none of the student fees will be used to fund this event.  Which is too bad.  Because I’m just as opposed to funding conservative events if conservatives have problems with safe sex.

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25 Responses to “Tea Party upset with college’s “Dirty Bingo” safe-sex seminar”

  1. 1jetpackangel says:

    And of course, be in a situation where you happen to have a clean butt plug handy when you are accosted.

  2. karmanot says:

    “To teach shame regarding the process of how your life began is just so wrong” Indeed, to just deny the extraordinary miracle of life, the beauty of its process and development is beyond ignorance, it’s a living death.

  3. SkippyFlipjack says:

    These idiots. They want less government, but they also want the right to complain about every last nickel spent by any public institution, no matter how marginally it affects them personally. The university has a budget and it spends the money in ways that benefit the students. If the students don’t like something, the money will be spent elsewhere next year.

    By the way, I’m sure Emma “Don’t you dare say the word ‘butt plug’ in my presence” Benson is quite popular with the young gentlemen at the school.

  4. karmanot says:

    Libertity University is requiring all students to pay for their own bundling boards.

  5. karmanot says:

    Christian Mingle without that tingle!

  6. karmanot says:

    Not to mention that Butt plugs are very versatile and can be very handy defensive weapons as black-jacks in threatening situations., but you have to wear gloves so as to not leave fingerprints.

  7. karmanot says:

    At least NC can manage to excel in something.

  8. karmanot says:

    Let’s call this the Spoog Report in honor or Mr. Drudge.

  9. BeccaM says:

    I can’t decide which is more sad: Your public demonstration here of an abject lack of reading comprehension skills — which I suspect is shared by many of your Fox News-watching compatriots. Or that there are young adults at college who’ve never been educated about the basic facts of human sexuality, such that they need a seminar like this to explain how to use a condom or to engage in safe sexual activity.

  10. BeccaM says:

    These Koch-inspired wingnuts are the same ones who had no clue about the other definition of ‘Tea Bagging.’

    What irony.

  11. sunmusing says:

    I thought “Butt Plugs” was a cure for social flatulence…

  12. PeteWa says:

    this “public money” is from student’s fees.
    it even says so in the article, but I guess you couldn’t be bothered to read or understand this issue that you felt you needed to spout off about.
    the amount is equivalent to less than one cent per student.
    go tilt at another windmill.

  13. Naja pallida says:

    I don’t know, buying a butt plug with public money is better money spent than paying John Boehner’s salary. But really… encouraging and educating for responsibility in public health matters is money extremely well spent. Maybe not specifically in this exact manner, but the regressionists have been railing against sex education in all forms for a long, long time, when study after study has shown it prevents abortion, prevents disease, and saves countless dollars in health care spending.

  14. ComradeRutherford says:

    As if nuclear weapons are an appropriate use of the public’s money!

    OF COURSE teaching safe sex on college campuses is an appropriate use of student’s fees!

    What is shocking is that you DON’T KNOW that this IS an appropriate use of student fees!

  15. gowian says:

    But…but…but I was told by the media that these were new Republicans, not the panty-sniffers of old. They were just good, decent people who just wanted their country back. What happened?!

  16. silas1898 says:

    I would much rather my tax money spent on blowing up women, kids, houses, and villages too, but the kids need to have some fun once in awhile. I am resting so assured.

  17. silas1898 says:

    Wingnuts on parade….

    “CampusReform.org is designed to provide conservative activists with the resources, networking capabilities, and skills they need to revolutionize the struggle against leftist bias and abuse on college campuses.”

  18. unrepentant_expat says:

    QUICK! Run back to the time portal before it closes. You don’t want to be trapped in the 21st Century!

  19. condew says:

    The “Tea Party” is just a re-branding of the “Religious Right” which was the “Moral Majority”. They were repudiated by the 2012 elections, but they still refuse to learn. It will be interesting to see how they re-brand themselves again since they are absolutely convinced there is nothing wrong with their positions and demands.

  20. lilyannerose says:

    Sadly all it says about these Tea Party Students is that their parents taught shame and taught it well. I watched a commercial the other day wherein the father was telling his child some big fairy tale of a story of where babies come from and the kid started talking about what his friend said and the father shuts him up by playing a kid’s song. To teach shame regarding the process of how your life began is just so wrong on so many levels yet this is what a vast portion of the population does feel. Just wrong.

  21. What is shocking is that you actually believe this is an appropriate use of the public’s money. Rest assured you’re in a tiny minority.

  22. Naja pallida says:

    NC has well above the national average STD infection rates for the big four (syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV). I guess they’re determined to make that worse. Because, after all, only morally reprehensible people get these kind of diseases, right?

  23. Gaylib says:

    I live in Durham, and I read in local news that the state (now officially run by teabaggers) is shutting the whole event down because it violates gambling laws. Although I’ve never heard a peep when it’s a church raffle or bingo night…

  24. UncleBucky says:

    Teabaggeur commercial jingle:

    They’re here, they’re there!
    They’re everywhere!
    They’re in your hair!
    Teabagguers!!! (sound of explosion)

  25. rmthunter says:

    I’m sort of surprised — NC State is in Raleigh, which is by no means the most backward part of North Carolina. But I guess the teabaggers are everywhere.

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