Screaming O celebrated a night of healthy sexuality with hundreds of UCLA undergrads during last week’s Sextravaganza, an annual event that inspires sex-positive conversations on campus. Students flocked to the Screaming O booth to take home free starter sex toys, fill out a survey, and ask advice from a certified sex educator. Each year, UCLA’s residential life team opens this unique sexual health, wellness and awareness program to the school’s 12,000 on-campus residents, introducing students to resources, topics and activities related to healthy sexuality and relationships.
“Sex toys are incredibly effective tools for sexual exploration and can help people learn about their bodies in a safe and healthy way,” certified sex educator Anne Hodder said. “We took a survey during the event and found that more than 70% of Sextravaganza attendees had never bought a sex toy before, and it was amazing to see students’ eyes light up when we handed them free mini vibes to try for the first time. The safe and inclusive space that the Sextravaganza team created gave attendees the permission they needed to ask questions, get information, and take useful tools back to their dorm rooms – Screaming O sex toys included!”
Students were encouraged to fill out a brief survey at the Screaming O booth, which provided valuable introductory information about the sex toy shopping habits of college students. Of the few who reported having purchased a sex toy in the past, nearly half spent less than $20.