Students and representatives with Franklin College’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Programming group lined the Student Center Atrium Thursday afternoon with sweet treats, free condoms and a conversation about safe, consensual sex.
This is the college’s first-ever Cookies, Condoms and Consent event on campus.
Counselor and event coordinator Sara Kinder said the event took inspiration from Indiana University’s Cupcakes and Condoms program.
The new group guided interested students and faculty through a series of five informative exhibitions, including resources for sexual assault victims and a crash course on birth control methods and sexually transmitted disease testing.
Counselor John Shafer led an exhibition in which students wore alcohol simulation goggles while attempting to accurately place a condom on a model penis.
The group gave spectators who completed all five steps a gift bag filled with condoms and a cookie for their time.
Senior Alaina May is one of the few students involved in Franklin College Sexual Violence Prevention and Programming. May and senior Taylor Condre showcased a display of the various types of condoms and lubrication to assist students in finding a safe and comfortable fit.
“This event is so important because a surprisingly large amount of people are learning new information,” May said.
One attendee expressed support for the new program.
“I learned a lot of new things, especially about consent and drunken sex,” freshman Vicki May said.