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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