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Safe Sexy Fun Time Radio Hour premieres on KGSM: Student-ran radio show helps provide inclusive safe sex education | The Gustavian Weekly

By Emily VanGorder - Staff Writer | November 15, 2019 | News

Charlotte Lim records Safe Sexy Fun Time in KGSM studio with co-host Solveig Stafford.

Charlotte Lim records Safe Sexy Fun Time in KGSM studio with co-host Solveig Stafford.

Sunday, Nov. 10th saw the first broadcast of the Safe Sexy Fun Time radio hour, hosted by Sophomore Solveig Stafford and Junior Charlotte Lim. This event is a collaboration between the KGSM student radio and the Center for Inclusive Excellence, which has hosted Safe Sexy Fun Time events in the past.

This year, Safe Sexy Fun Time wanted to make this information more accessible to the public.

“We decided to work with KGSM to host a radio show covering the material we would cover in our workshops,” Lim said.

Safe Sexy Fun Time events in the past included a presentation covering topics of interest, but this year Safe Sexy Fun Time is doing their radio hour instead of a public event.

“We’re going to go through each of the topics one by one in episodic shows, and then answer questions at the end of the hour,” Stafford said.

Lim works as a coordinator for the Safe Sexy Fun Time queer inclusive sex education. Safe Sexy Fun Time was created by Andie Kukacka last year out of the advocate training program through the CIE.

“[We taught] people more information about the LGBTQ+ community, how to be helpful, how to be a resource. [We taught] definitions and vocabulary, just to make sure [people] were doing their best to be inclusive and create a sense of belonging for all students,” Assistant Director of the Center for Inclusive Excellence Janet Jennings said.

Kukacka, who graduated last year, worked as a supervisor at the Center for Inclusive Excellence. “There are a lot of good resources on our campus, but they weren’t necessarily inclusive of sex or sexual acts outside of sex involving a penis and a vagina, or P/V sex. We started last year with trainings, sessions outside the Courtyard Caf and talked about safe sex practices, broke down myths and [helped] people feel like they belonged and could also be safe,” Jennings said.

“[Lim worked with Kukacka] and [with] a few others to bring queer inclusive sex education to the campus. Safe Sexy Fun Time events covers the importance of consent, communication, masturbation, birth control, materials, different kinds of lube, and we work to promote healthy relationships as well,” Lim said.

“In the past, Safe Sexy Fun Time reached out to sponsor to give out free materials, such as dental dams, condoms, gloves and different kinds of lube. We have worked with The Smitten Kitten in the past, which is a queer- owned sex shop in Minneapolis, and they have kindly donated some of the materials we have given out in the past,” Lim said.

Safe Sexy Fun Time also did tabling at the Healthy Relationships fair that the PAs put on.

“[Tabling at the Healthy Relationships fair] brought light to different experiences people were having. When it comes to sex in general, not everybody needs a condom, some people may need to use gloves, some people are allergic to latex. [We also] really press on consent- consent is key” Jennings said.

Sophomore Solveig Stafford records Safe Sexy Fun Time with co-host Junior Charlotte Lim.

Sophomore Solveig Stafford records Safe Sexy Fun Time with co-host Junior Charlotte Lim.

Stafford works at KGSM as well as at the CIE.

“I have been forcing KGSM into every other aspect of my life because I think it’s a really good platform that we should take advantage of. I brought it up to Charlotte because I’d already [told her] I wanted to be a part of Safe Sexy Fun Time,” Stafford said.

“During our work shifts we figured out what we wanted to discuss. Once we had figured out what we wanted to say it was just a matter of showing up to the studio. My good friend Alma Jorgenson, [who is] the Co-President of KGSM, produced the first show for us,” Stafford said.

The switch from a public Safe Sexy Fun Time event to a radio hour was a definite change from past years.

“I believe it’s easier for people to learn and talk about sex if they’re not in the same phsyical space as others, especially when they’re your peers because you don’t want to be told about sex by people your age, it just feels weird. It’s nice to have a barrier between that so [no one] is afraid to ask questions that may make them uncomfortable” Stafford said.

“The content covered includes topics which could be considered taboo or bad, and using the radio as a platform makes that a lot easier,” Stafford said.

“[Using the radio] we might reach different people that maybe don’t come to the campus center as often as they could. All students now are Gen Z, so using the resources that you guys use we can get more people to interact with health conversations around sex,” Jennings said.

The goal of the Safe Sexy Fun Time radio hour is to educate listeners about safe sex, pleasure based sex, and queer inclusive sex.

“[We want to] get as many people listening as possible. I want people to know where resources are. What websites, books, or actual people they can go to if they have questions or concerns beyond what we can do, and also to let people know where they can access the things we’re talking about. I just want people to know that nothing is off the table, nothing is embarrassing. They don’t have to worry that people are going to know they’re the ones asking a question,” Stafford said.

“Solveig and Charlotte are thinking about different and innovative ways to get students to talk about sex and talk about questions they have,” Jennings said.

Questions for the Safe Sexy Fun Time radio hour can be submitted through DMs to the KGSM or CIE Instagram pages, or through a physical Question Box which can be found in the CIE. The show runs from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sundays.

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