Women’s Resource Center hosts event
There was not a single frowning face, nor a single hand without a wine glass at the Trilogy Lounge for the Women’s Resource Center’s annual “Sexpressions” event Thursday at 5 p.m.
The event kicked-off with the “four head sex oracle,” comprised of four CU students smoothly waving their arms through the air, as members of the audience shouted questions demanding answers.
“If sex were a color, what would it be?” a member of the audience asked, while the elusively abstract oracle replied, “.the best brown magenta that swims together.”
Though the event started with light-hearted fun and sexual banter between hosts, not all performances maintained this shallower focus.
With a total of 14 performers including both students and community members, no two artists were alike among the different performances including cover-songs with guitar ensembles, spoken word and poetry readings.
“Women-identified,” or transgender performers spoke on the nitty-gritty of surgical procedures, their ‘newfound’ vaginas and the joy it brings to find a new harmony in their womanhood.
With a low chatter of sophistication, members of the audience breezed in and out of the performing area as their friends entered and exited the stage, keeping audience members fresh, and totaling around 40 on average.
One speaker described the “.beauty in every flaw, in every crevice and crease . the danger that loving yourself brings.”
Ultimately, all performers on stage were women, and although the performers and artists had very different techniques of communication, they brought about the same message: to love, to not be ashamed and to embrace.
Sexpressions did not narrowly focus on the act of sex, but more so on women finding strength and power within themselves, and in so doing, finding confidence in their sexuality.
Between the hors d’oeuvres, raffle prizes donated by Fascinations sex shop and performances, a member of the Women’s Health Center distributed condoms, Plan B contraceptive information as well as other useful safe-sex information.
As the clock was nearing 7 p.m. and Denver artist Bela Karoli exited the stage, a host of the event noted, “We should all remember that sex should be as fun to talk about as it is to do.”
to check out a new women’s journal called “Evoke” put out by the Womens Resource Center.