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This Week’s ‘Safer Sex’ Events Challenge Safe Sex Ideas on Campus

Safe sex is more than just wearing a condom, says a group of residential advisors on campus through the planning and execution of Safer Sex Week. Events of the week — organized by a group of R.A.’s — have challenged conventional explanations of safe sex this week in a series of events on sexual health. Sex education on college campuses often falsely assume that every student has an idea of what safe sex is, said Kierra Grayson ’19, an R.A. at Ujamaa. In reality, she said, there are just as many students who know how to have safe sex as there are people who do not really know what it is. Grayson added that sexual education often focuses too much on contraceptives and abstinence and not enough on consent.