In the last few days, I've been seeing lots of signs (I've attached two of the ones that are posted) across campus advertising a USG event that happened yesterday entitled "Safe is Sexy." Aside from the strangeness of the USG advertising this event to the entire campus and the mixed messages that intertwine dating and sex (not to mention cookies and condoms), I'm surprised that I haven't heard much mention of the posters/event. It seems as though the advertisements hypersexualize and almost trivialize important health information. If the University thinks that STI prevention is really something to be taken seriously, it seems strange to promote testing with pictures of semi-clad men and women, free cookies, and offers of more condoms. Condoms, contrary to popular conception, may reduce risks of contracting STIs (when used correctly), but aren't entirely effective at preventing STIs.