Eight reasons to check out the Condom Olympics

Miranda Schumes

Photo by Miranda Schumes.
Photo by Miranda Schumes.

With the torch still burning at the Sochi olympics, FAU lit a torch of their own…a condom-decorated torch.

The opening ceremony for FAU’s second annual condom olympics kicked off with the lighting of the torch on Monday afternoon in the Traditions Plaza. Sexual Health Coordinator Courtney Weaver said a few words to welcome the five teams competing in the events.

After the opening ceremony, the students competed to see who could stuff the most safer-sex kits in an hour. Each kit included three condoms, condom instructions and a pack of lubricant. The supplies for the event were provided by the Palm Beach county comprehensive AIDS program, who will disperse the kits to those infected by AIDS.

The condom olympics will be taking place throughout the week in accordance with sexual responsibility week, a nationwide week devoted to safer sex education. At the end of the week the teams will be awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals in addition to awards for best team spirit and most educational team. Teams can still sign up to compete in the games. Each team must consist of four students. All students are welcome to participate and attend the events, regardless of being apart of a team.

Here’s a list of events and free items to keep an eye out for this week:

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1.) Free condoms

Free condoms will be provided at every condom olympics event this week — this includes male and female condoms. An assortment of colors and flavors will also be available. Free condoms are also provided at the Student Health Services Center and the FAU medical clinic. Tip: You need to specifically ask for non-latex condoms or Trojan Magnums.

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2.) Free lubricant

A variety of brands and flavors will also be provided at every condom olympics event. Students can also get free lubricant in the Student Health Services Center and the FAU medical clinic.  Fun fact: The Student Health Services Center ran out of 1,000 packs of lubricant in under a month.

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3.) Tips

Safe sex flyers with tips and how to put on a condom will be distributed at each event. No Google necessary and you can never be too safe!

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4.) Condom bingo

Take a break from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and experience the joy of retirement at condom bingo in the Nations Multipurpose Room. This event will include free food and a chance to win a prize.

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5.) “The Hook Up” Catharsis Productions

Catharsis Productions visits FAU to facilitate a discussion about hooking up, sexual assault and bystander intervention.  The event will take place in the Grand Palm Room from 7-9 p.m.

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6.) National condom day table

While National Condom Day is Friday, Student Health Services found that more students attend classes on Thursdays. Therefore, on Thursday, Student Health Services will have a table set up on the Breezeway. The table will include all of the condoms and lube your heart desires and a few extra goodies.

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7.) Sex-ed trivia

Think you know about sex? Take it out of the bedroom and put your knowledge to the test at the sex-ed Trivia in Nations Multipurpose room on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Food and prizes will be provided.

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8.) Condom olympic closing ceremonies

Don’t forget to find out who the winners are at the closing ceremonies on Friday from 12-1 p.m. in the Traditions Plaza. Don’t forget, the Valentine’s Day magic means no STDs please.

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