Sexual Health Clinic celebrating relationships on Valentine’s Day
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the Sexual Health Clinic at CU hosted “Share the Love,” which treated all who attended to food, massages and a good time at the clinic’s new office in UMC 411.
A table set up in near the entrance of the UMC handed out sexual health flyers, HIV testing information and to top off the Valentine’s Day cheer, condoms tucked away in pink origami hearts.
Tara Elta, a senior integrative physiology major, was one of the students at the table.
“Some people laugh about the condoms, some people think it’s cool, and some people want more,” Elta said, as a student asked for another origami heart.
The event actually took place a couple floors ahead, in the Sexual Health Clinic.
“This is our new space, so we just wanted to let everyone know where we are and have some fun celebrating people and their relationships with music, food, photos and massages,” Melissa Rizzuto, an employee of the Sexual Health Clinic, said.
The activities at the event were certainly entertaining. The buffet offered fruits, an assortment of chips, veggies and dip and lots of yummy-looking heart-shaped cookies. A photo booth was set up for students who could get the picture e-mailed to them. Sophomore economics major Cecilia Martin and junior environmental engineering major Susana Macias took advantage of the fluffy boas, funky hats and other cool props available to wear.
Chair massages were also offered. Nell Behnfield, a senior integrative physiology major, was in charge of giving the 3-5 minute massages. The massages were not just offered for this event, however. They are sponsored through the Community Health Clinic, and are given every Tuesday in the Senior Dedication Lounge in the UMC from 2-4.
A fair amount of students turned out for the event. Senior broadcast journalism major Jake Falbo was happy with the amenities offered.
“It’s great! It’s nice to have some informed people teaching about healthy living. And free food is always good. plus I got some scented oils,” Falbo said.
Apart from the festivities, friendly chatter and personable people made it a fun event to attend.
“Were just trying to have a good time,” Gaddy Noy, an employee at the clinic, said. “To get people to come up here and see the place.”
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