Female Orgasm: An educational lecture
Published: Monday, September 16, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013 23:09
“People have written books that it’s a myth,” comments a girl from the crowd of Monday night’s SUBOG event, The Female Orgasm. Well hold onto those fears everyone, because the female O, although at times mysterious and illusive, is in fact quite real and quite possible to achieve.
SUBOG’s The Female Orgasm event drew in quite a crowd last night at the Student Union Theater as guys and girls alike ventured out to learn more about the female O. Some were given a slight push from others to go to the event. “She forced me,” laughs Maurice Wallace, a computer science major, as he points a finger at his friend (a female nonetheless).
“I was coming out of my dorm and I hear ‘Maurice we are going to The Female Orgasm and you have to come with us!’ and here I am,” he jokes. It seemed that he was not the only guy who was provoked to attend by friends or girlfriends, judging by the conversations going on in the crowd around me. Many were timidly entering the venue unsure of what they would find. “I have no idea what to expect,” commented Joseph Young, a management and engineering major. But the event seemed highly anticipated and many were excited to learn more about a topic that seems to be taboo in society.
“This is our seventh or eighth year hosting the event,” said Samantha Orchowitz, a member of SUBOG who managed and coordinated the event. “We get a good response from this event every year. Marshall and Maggie make this a unique and special event that makes it much better than many other sex panels. It’s something that is not usually discussed and can be really personal. But this event does a great job of making it fun and comfortable for everyone. That is why we have them back each year.”
There was no doubt from the crowd that this event was a favorite. Marshall Miller and his cohost Maggie Keenan-Bolger were fantastic. Their energy and honesty made the environment relaxed and positive. They had a genuine will behind their efforts and strove to give useful information that would not only help women (and guys too!) improve their sex lives but also open new doors: such as gaining confidence in and outside the bedroom as well as achieving a higher level of comfort with ones sexuality.
Marshall and Keenan-Bolger wanted to make sure that this would be an open forum and really get to the bottom of what the crowd already knew about the female orgasm and what we wanted to learn, as well as offer tips to help women reach the big O. They started with the common myths that surround the female orgasm, such as does it exist and whether men or women have better orgasms, and moved onto splitting the crowd between men and women to have a more personal conversation. In these smaller groups stories and laughs were shared about personal experiences or advice on what helped other women experience their first orgasm. People felt free to talk and express themselves as they pleased and neither host failed to add their own hilarious commentary. They then moved onto tips for how to reach the infamous female orgasm: what works, what doesn’t, and advice on how to get your mindset in the right place to have this pleasurable experience. Their comedic effect and personal anecdotes never failed to keep the crowd interested and entertained.
This is an absolute must-see event for both men and women alike. Not only can Miller and Keenan-Bolger knowledge and suggestions help to improve your sex life in a VERY positive way, it will also help everyone become a little more comfortable with a subject that many people may find uncomfortable or awkward. Miller and Keenan-Bolger give insight as well as put on a fantastic event. For those that missed last night’s panel, don’t worry; there is still a chance for you to come experience the show. The Female Orgasm plays again Tuesday night in the Student Union Theater at 7 p.m. with a special portion on how to achieve multiple orgasms. It is not too late for you ladies (and gents!) to learn what The Female Orgasm is all about.