pile o' condoms!
This week in Sense animator training, volunteers started practicing delivering the series of three workshops we offer to youth. It was exciting to see their mad facilitation skills and secret talents come out of the closet!
Here are some highlights from Week 2:
– guest stars and past Sense animators Sarah K. and Noam, who helped out and co-facilitated some mock workshops with me and Julia! Thanks!
-playing a riveting round of Wizard Sleeves, which is like “who am i?”, but you have to guess the sexual term taped to your back… (see key learnings below)
-some super-informative workshops on Sexually Transmitted Infections with Kathleen from Head & Hands, and HIV/AIDS with lovely folks from AIDS Community Care Montreal!
-getting up super early on Sunday morning to join the rest of the Head & Hands team for Ca Marche
–a “cozy charlie” is when the tips of a circumsized and uncircumsized penis are touched together, and the foreskin of the uncircumsized penis is wrapped around the head of the circumsized penis.
-“bowcat” is a hilarious slang term for oral sex on the vulva, because it’s like… bowing to the… um… pussy...
-if a condom breaks while you’re putting it on, start with a new one!
this is also true if a condom breaks during condom demonstration – hey, it happens!
Animators rock the Rocky Horror look at Ca Marche!
-what does the “H” in “HIV” stand for? Human. Meaning, this is a virus that is passed between humans (as opposed to, say, animals), and most importantly, anyone can get it. we also learned that in terms of risk, HIV is a virus that “if it dries, it dies”. Meaning, the virus can continue to live in bodily fluids in moist environments (e.g. where there is lube, vaginal fluids, semen, breast milk, blood present) , so it’s super important to use condoms or dental dams during oral or penetrative sex, and when sharing sex toys between partners!
> Photo by Amber. See more of Amber’s pics from the Marche here! To donate to our team, please visit our fundraising page!