Nearly 700 Radford University students packed the bottom level of the Bondurant Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 22. While waiting there was chatter in the front rows of whether or not the next hour would be “such a waste” and worth missing the series premiere of ‘Undercover.’ Two girls found a pair of middle section seats to sit in to avoid getting called on and getting “like, so embarrassed.” A group of boys went back to the entrance checking to see if they were giving out free condoms. The lights dimmed, the audience silenced and a solitary figure walked to the front of the auditorium.
As he stood in front of the stage, Jay Friedman set the scene by telling a story about a male and a female alone in the dark, with no background noises except for their breathing. She held him close, they “embraced” each other and after they were finished they immediately tired. The audience giggled as Friedman continued. Once the male tired, the woman held him close once more, lifted the male and placed the four-month-old in his crib after his nightly feeding. The audience burst into laughter, and some turned red. Friedman proved that “we are sexual beings, and sex is fun to talk about” through a simple story taken out of context.
Friedman, a 47-year-old from Seattle, Washington is the only sex educator who regularly tours colleges giving lectures. The world-renowned sexpert came to RU’s campus to educate students about three things: love, sex and dating. New Student Programs sponsored the lecture, “The J-Spot,” as one of their Success Starts Here programs for University 100 classes and was open to all RU students.