Accompanied with gasps, giggles and gawking, "The Female O" event Thursday night opened a door within the UT community to frankly discuss sexual health.
With a winding line down the UC hallway to get into the event, students were intrigued by the idea of a sex conversation that would make them laugh among each other rather than uncomfortably squirm in their seats.
Natalie Blocker, freshman in psychology, heard of the program throughout the week and was curious to find out how the subject would be discussed.
"I know that it's pretty popular around campus, and it's something that is pretty liberating to go to," Blocker said. "It's pretty interesting, and, as a young woman, it's something that I think is important to know and to share with other people."
Other students, such as Tawny Mayer, a sophomore in anthropology, were simply glad that the Women's Coordinating Council had taken the time to share this information on campus.
"I decided to come here because I think that information about sex and being open about sex is very important," Mayer said. "I'm glad that there's information like this here at UT because where I'm from in the Pacific Northwest, this information is kind of readily available all the time. It's just like a normal part of culture up there, so it's really exciting that it's here as well. ... I'm excited to see the way that it's put together and the information that's provided."
As the program kicked off, Christina Hunt, the WCC chairperson, introduced "The Female O," explaining that the program had been presented more than 350 times to more than 100,000 people in 37 states.
"'The Female Orgasm' program has become one of the most popular college sex education programs in the country," Hunt told the audience. "That's not too surprising given that regardless of gender or sexual orientation, most people are fans of the big 'O.'"
Hosts Marshall Miller and Maggie Keenan-Bolger were open with the audience, using personal anecdotes and humor to educate on a hot topic for many college students.
"So, some people have heard that the female orgasm doesn't exist, as if we have all come together to stalk the mythological creature of the female orgasm," Keenan-Bolger said. "And I am happy to say that it does exist.
"It can just be harder to seek out than the male variety, which are sort of scampering around everywhere."
Humor like this kept the audience loose and able to discuss their questions without fear of judgment or embarrassment.
The audience was also able to submit questions prior to the program for the hosts to answer. Inquiries ranged from how the female anatomy works to ways to effectively guide a partner to the desired result.
With all the light-hearted banter from both the hosts and audience, students left the program feeling more comfortable and equipped for their future sexual encounters.
"I learned a lot about the female body that I thought I did know but realized I didn't," Garett Dessinger, a freshman in mechanical engineering, said.
Jazmin Witherspoon, a freshman in journalism and electronic media, also confirmed the program's relatability with students.
"A lot of the stuff they were talking about was like, 'I actually kind of do that,'" Witherspoon said. "I think like that."
With all the rave reviews following the program, Dalaina Kimbro, a freshman in anthropology, found one problem with it all.
"I definitely thought more dudes needed to be here," Kimbro said. "More guys need to hear this information."