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Central Michigan University (CMU) will host a “Condom Casino” on Wednesday night, in which students can gamble to win condoms in games such as “5 Card Foreplay Poker” and “STD Bingo.”
“Experience what happens when a casino night, speed dating and the topic of sex combine for a provocative night of prizes and awareness,” the official website for the event reads.
CMU has outsourced the event to a private company, which apparently puts on the “Condom Casino Tour” across the country. It is not clear if the individuals employed by the organization possess any special medical credentials to discuss matters of sexual health with students.
The organization describes the Condom Casino as a “brand new program arousing college campuses across the country.”
The program also promises to be “highly interactive” and advertises to attendees “it is fun, it is fast paced, it is full of surprises and it is certainly a safe bet to sex awareness on any campus!”
In a video, a spokesman for the Condom Casino Tour says organizers aim to avoid the sensitive subject of morality in their programming.
The tour “doesn’t talk about morals, we don’t talk about ethics,” the unidentified spokesman says.
CMU administrators did not respond to inquiries on how much the event is costing the school, but a representative for the Tour stated that the cost of bringing the Condom Casino to a campus ranges from $2500 to $3500.
“The Program Board has decided to bring that is a poker-room type thing… prizes are going to be different kinds of condoms,” a representative from CMU’s Campus Program Board told Campus Reform.
The Campus Program Board, which is paying for the event, is funded through the university’s general fund.
Last year it received $300,000 for its programs, which include concerts and events such as the Condom Casino Tour. Full out-of-state tuition at CMU including room and board is $34,620 annually.
The Condom Casino Night is apart of the Program Board’s Sex Education week that also included an event called The Great Porn Debate, which was to include adult film star Ron Jeremy. Jeremy was unable to appear, however, due to health issues.
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