‘Lube Tasting…and a Mountain of Cookies’

The College is hosting yet another Sex Festival in honor of St. Valentine’s martyrdom. Wade Meyer, an employee of the College’s Center for Women and Gender, is asking leaders of campus organizations to staff booths at the fair. The Review‘s leadership was not asked to participate, however.

Here is his email:

Date: 19 Jan 2005 13:09:45 EST

From: Wade A. Meyer

Subject: invitation to Sex Festival 2005

To: (Recipient list suppressed)


Lube tasting, chocolate dipped strawberries, consensual sex board game, “kiss me here, please” sticker game, and a mountain of cookies.

Are you interested?

I’m inviting you as an advisor or leader of a student organization to participate in the Center for Women & Gender’s annual Sex Festival from 5-8pm on 14 Feb.

In addition to being the only place to buy tickets for the Vagina Monologues (16 & 17 Feb), the Sex Festival brings in around 1000 students in a celebration of healthy sexuality and sexual health.

I am seeking individuals and organizations to help out with the Festival. I need some people to work on ticket sales and the prize booth, and I’m looking for roving reporters and a couple of latex fairies.

Even more importantly, I’m looking for people to sponsor booths of games or other interactive ways to promote healthy sexuality, sexual health, or reflection & conversation about these topics–NOT pamphlets or infosheet reading! Some examples of last year’s booths: abstinence (“how deep do you dip?” chocolate dipped strawberries), lube-tasting, consensual sex board game, sex jeopardy, RAD demos, oral love stories, sex toys table, and more.

This year, I’m also hoping to have a “Red Tent” area to encourage people to pamper themselves (see The Red Tent by Anita Diament for the origins of the idea).

If any of these ideas inspire you, or if you need help coming up with ideas, please let me know and we can figure something out. I look forward to hearing from you.


interim Outreach Coordinator / Men’s Project Coordinator

Center for Women & Gender

Dartmouth College