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Voices for Planned Parenthood hosting ‘Sextival’ Thursday

Learning more about and practicing proper sexual health is the main focus of this year’s annual “Sextival.”

Organized by VOX (Voices for Planned Parenthood), a Central Michigan University RSO, the Sextival begins at noon on Thursday in Finch Fieldhouse.

Coordinator Ashlea Phenicie, a junior from Adrian, said she joined VOX with no real interest in sexual health education, but the more she got to know other members, the more invested she became.

“I started to see how these issues really impacted the people I was around,” Phenicie said. “I saw a lot of people uninformed about their sexual health.”

The Sextival aims to eliminate confusion and misconceptions about sexual health. Phenicie said the night will be filled with educational games about sexual health.

“We’re bringing back popular games like ‘Condom Races’, but we’ve also added more games like ‘Name that Kink’,” Phenicie said. “We have some new RSO’s that will be there, and of course the biggest edition will be the keynote speaker.”

In addition, those who attend can enjoy other games such as “Penis Ring Toss” and can make crafts such as protective condom cases and art work during “Paint Your Own Orgasm.”

Educational Speaker Dr. Lindsay Doe will begin her presentation at 3 p.m. in the Park Library Auditorium to discuss the importance of communication of sexual preferences between partners.

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