Sex, actually :: Drama for Life brings the real sex convos to campus

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i heard a very disconcerting piece of info the other day regarding the old stellenbosch university tradition, ‘soen in die laan‘. to explain briefly, soen in die laan is when a group of boys and girls get together in some lane and kiss each other.

let’s look at that sentence again: when a group of boys and girls get together in some lane and kiss each other.

in 2010, two crazy MEN caused a ruckus when they KISSED EACH OTHER.

AND THE WORLD CAME TO A CRASHING END #not

AND THE WORLD CAME TO A CRASHING END #not

according to mamba (in an article about the two protagonists’ terrible deaths a month later … which is not at all suspicious …):

‘Brown and Czepan made international headlines last month when the image, snapped at the annual university ‘Soen in die Laan’ kiss-in event, became the subject of controversy on the conservative campus.

‘The photo, taken by The newspaper’s photo editor, Vanessa Smeets, was both welcomed and criticised by students, some of whom destroyed or defaced copies of the newspaper.’

weirdly, the years-old ‘tradition’ was cancelled and replaced with something less provocative to those crazy poefs and queers who just want to ruin hetero fun.

not this. but it would be apt, all that dancing around the giant phal-- i mean maypole

not this. but it would be apt, all that dancing around the giant phal– i mean maypole

so that was, like, four years ago. which is, well, just fantastically depressing if you consider some of the stats that came out of that Student Village Sex Survey I did last year.

BUT.

before you go off into the abyss of despair for our future and its capacity to evolve beyond 19th century patriarchal structures, you’ll be happy to know about festivals like Wits University’s DramaForLife’s Sex Actually gig, which is now in it SEVENTH freaking year. i use caps because i find most good festival ideas (music festivals being exempt from this observation) fizzle out in south africa because we’re lame and lazy.

‘it is essential to promote dialogue as a means to challenge stigma and related discriminatory challenges’

festival director Tarryn Lee says: ‘The Sex Actually Festival is a unique cross-community project that promotes practical information and perspective-sharing in relation to healthy sexual attitudes. It is essential to promote dialogue as a means to challenge stigma and related discriminatory challenges… The creative arts is an excellent vehicle for dialogue.’

from this year's festival and shamelessly ripped from their facebook page (link below)

from this year’s festival and shamelessly ripped from their facebook page (link below)

sure is. there’s a lot going on at the festival and i’ll be posting some pics on twitter, facebake and prolly instagram … with another update here. it would be nice to see other major universities bringing these conversations centre stage and under the spotlight. certainly beats hanging out in the dark ages.

#badamtoosh

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Postsecret pic of the week :: We buy organic veg for…

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but of course. it seems food adn sex is a THING thing here in dotland these past few days. while i’ve done my experimentation with the vegetable group (foodstuffs, not ex-boyfriends), i played with veggies when i was not in a position to buy ACTUAL toys.

it was necessity, see. not preference.

which feels important, since with greater income should come greater variety, surely? and by ‘variety’ i mean non-edible, safe kind of ACTUAL TOYS.

look, it’s not like i’m discounting the whole ‘mother invention creation of all’ thing. it’s just that you should be using condoms on your foodstuff toys anyway. so organic really is neither here no there. surely.

SHOOORLY?

trust a frustrated  hipsters to dish out a million dollars for a gauva inported from timbuktu.

kind regards,
Dotiska