Sexual health was the topic last Friday at Are You SEXcessful? a guidance event at Red Deer College (RDC).
Organized by two RDC students with the support of the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) and the RDC Students’ Association, the purpose of the event was to create awareness around sexual health including illness prevention, safer sexual behaviours and cultural factors. The organizers’ goal was to prevent negative outcomes surrounding sexuality before they are initiated.
Attendees perused the booths of several community partners who were handed out information on consent, positive relationships, mens sexual health, contraception, pregnancy and sexual and gender diversity.
The event positively showcased sexual health from numerous perspectives. Feedback from students and faculty was encouraging.
This is the second year for the health promotion and prevention project between the three organizers. Last year’s event was titled GreyDay and centred on the concept of consent. This year CASASC focused on creating a culture of respect.