Educating about the female orgasm


Emma Corry

Sex educators Marshall Miller and Rachel Dart led a lecture about the female orgasm on March 2 in Forum 2.

Marshall Miller had this advice to give straight men in the audience at an event focused on the female orgasm.

“Let her come first,” he said.

The Activities Programming Board (APB) hosted an educational program called “I Love Female Orgasm” on March 2 in Forum 2. The event saw two sex educators, Miller and Rachel Dart, lead a lecture about truths and misconceptions about the female orgasm and how someone can have one themselves or give one to a partner.

Miller, along with Dorian Slot, co-founded Sex Discussed Here!, an organization sending educators to give lectures on sex education to various colleges, high school and businesses. The Female Orgasm is just one of the programs they have available.

Olivia Dehner, president of APB, said she first heard of the program after the student organization went to a National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) conference. The attending APB members saw a 10-minute version of the program. 

Dehner said the APB board wanted to bring in the program because the inclusivity the lecture brings and how it would be different from other college educational programs, like mental health or alcohol awareness.

The program used humor to tackle subjects like sexuality and female anatomy, while also being inclusive towards the LGBTQ+ community. The hosts used slides, including a clip-art orgasm superhero named “Clitora,” and clips from film and television to support their points. The audience wrote down anonymous questions on slips of paper for the hosts to answer throughout the show.

“We just wanted to stretch the boundaries and find an inclusive program to bring on campus,” Dehner said.

Dehner said she thinks sex education is important and it’s especially important for people to be educated on consent.

“It’s a natural thing that happens and I think people should be aware of what they’re getting into with gender identities, gender, gender roles, sexual orientations,” she said. “And that’s why I’m interested in it myself.”

Hayley Kaelin, the special events coordinator for APB, said she wanted this program on campus because it’s important to talk about sex education. 

“A lot of sex education courses are mainly preaching abstinence, whereas this one isn’t and they’re actually knowledgeable about how to have safe sex,” Kaelin said.

Kaelin said she thinks the event went well with a lot of audience laughter and audience interaction and there could be similar events in the future.