When the University of Maryland holds sex week later this month, it won’t be the same old unsustainable, environmentally rapacious kind of event that has become all to common on public university campuses.
That’s right: UMD sex week is going green.
The university is partnering with The Garden, a Washington D.C.-based environmentally conscious sex toy shop. Garden personnel will host two events next Wednesday: “Asking for it: Finding your words for better, sexier communication in the bedroom,” and “Toy Talk for Grown Folks: Why You Should Care What You Buy.”
The Garden’s website stresses that its sex toys are safe and “eco friendly,” according to Campus Reform.
Other events include “With Groanings That Cannot be Uttered: Can Sex be a Spiritual Practice?” a discussion of sex and spirituality led by Rev. Otis Gaddis III, and “That Kind of Girl,” a sketch performance put on by Pussy REP. Pussy REP stands for “Pussy Radically Eliminating Patriarchy.”
Sex week is sponsored by the University Health Center. According to its website, “The purpose of Sex Week is to provide diverse opportunities for the campus community to learn, connect, and explore the dynamic world of sexuality and sexual health & wellness. We have collaborated with numerous student and campus organizations as well as sexuality experts in the community to provide a variety of resources, perspectives, and forums for conversation.”
The university did not immediately respond to a request for comment.