Staff Writer, Lake Worth Campus
Everyone knows that having sex on campus is the new thing in college, but the question is, are the students who are involved in
sexual activities practicing safe sex?
Dr. Joni Frater and Esther Lastique, sexologist, educators, and authors of the Love Her Right takes it in their own hands to teach students around the country about how to protect themselves while having sex and still be able to enjoy it.
According to Esther Lastique the reason they started doing this is “because we were really, really concerned about the level of STD’S and STI’S in the college campus age group.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College Health Association estimate that “1 in 500 college students are infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)” and the factors are mostly “peer pressure, lack of maturity, and alcohol and drug use put college students at risk for HIV infection.” As a result a lot college students have fallen victim readily to these factors because of lack of guidance and misunderstanding.
“The Sex Ed workshop is pretty awesome,” said Kerry Samuel, a student at PBSC “and I learned a lot, I think people who are younger than me should participate in this workshop more often and get the knowledge because they need to be instructed about sex and being able to avoid getting diseases.”
Agreeing with her partner, Esther Lastique, retired dentist Dr. Joni Frater made the decision to be a sexologist. They go around campuses talking about safe and healthy sexuality to college students around the country because of the STD rate. “If we can helps students to understand how to navigates that transitions from being a non-sexual person to become a sexual person, when and if they ready, then we’re going to make their life that much more joyable while being healthy” Dr. Frater said.