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SEMO loves the female orgasm

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Student Activities Council President Anna Ockel posing with an I Love Female Orgasm button after the Thursday night presentation. Marshall Miller and Lindsay Fram held the presentation to increase student’s sexual knowledge about females.
Photo by Kaylie Davis

The Student Activities Council (SAC) hosted I Love Female Orgasm to educate SEMO students on the importance of having good sexual knowledge, as well as how to practice safe and pleasing sex.

Sexual educators Marshall Miller and Lindsay Fram hosted the presentation Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Rose Theatre and via Zoom.

The presentation was based on Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller’s book “I Love Female Orgasm.”

The SAC hosted this event with the LGBTQ+ Resource Center to give students the opportunity to learn about female orgasms in a judgment-free atmosphere.

Miller and Fram began by stressing the importance of interpersonal communication with sexual partners to ensure sexual activity is done with consent.

Fram said miscommunicating or faking during sexual intercourse can cause issues in future experiences, so it is important to communicate what is right for you from the beginning.

According to Fram, it’s a common experience for women to have trouble having an orgasm. On average, it takes women about 20 minutes to orgasm, whereas men average about two to five minutes, Fram said.

“One of the many great things about orgasms is you don’t need a partner to enjoy them,” Miller said.

Anna Ockel, SAC President, said college students are more than likely going to experiment sexually, so the main goal of the presentation was to give students in-depth information about how to have safe and pleasing sex.

“We would much rather our students be prepared to [have sex] safely than not be and possibly make a mistake or do something they regret,” Ockel said.

Ockel said I Love Female Orgasm isn’t exclusive. The presentation offered males the opportunity to learn about the female body, “that way going forward, [males] aren’t having unsafe sex, getting STDs and experiencing pregnancy. We want to keep them as healthy and happy as possible,” Ockel said.

Kelly Haggerty, a sophomore biochemistry major, went to the presentation because it was different from other events held on campus.

Throughout the presentation, Miller and Fram used question and answer polls to interact with the audience.

“I think it was pretty interesting how fixated people were on squirting [in the polls],” Haggerty said.

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