In what U.S. state is it illegal for a man to have sex with a fish? If you want to know the answer -- and are looking for something both fun and educational to do Thursday night -- Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has you covered. It's hosting a sex-trivia night at Hamburger Mary's Club M as part of PP's annual Get Yourself Tested national campaign.
The event will feature trivia questions both humorous and informational on topics ranging from anatomy to pop culture, and proceeds will go to support the GYT low-cost testing days coming soon to a PPRM center near you.
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Here's another practice question: Why was lipstick originally red? (See the end of this post for the answers.)
"The campaign is in response to the fact that one in two young people will get a sexually-transmitted disease by age 25," says Monica McCafferty, spokeswoman for PPRM. "This campaign is really to raise awareness in a sex-positive way. In other words, we're saying, 'If you are sexually active and you're getting tested, having annual exams and checkups, you're doing the responsible thing. Be proud of that.'
"We're trying to change the dialogue around sexual health and take away any stigma that might be there when it comes to talking about STDs with your partner," she adds. "GYT. Get Yourself Tested. Get Yourself Talking."
In the past, PPRM has hosted sex-trivia nights for its Young Professionals group, but the program on April 11 will be the first GYT-themed event of its kind. McCafferty says the organization is hoping the trivia night reaches a new audience, and spreads the word about the importance of testing in sexual health.
The registration fee for a two-to-four person trivia team is $40, and prizes for the winners include a personal training session, yoga classes, massages, personalized sexuality workshops, and gift cards to local breweries. Interested? You can register your team, check out the Facebook invite or read more about GYT low-cost testing days.
Get Yourself Tested Sex Trivia Night starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Hamburger Mary's Club M, 700 East 17th Avenue.
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The answers to the trivia question: No sex with fish in Minnesota, and according to British zoologist Desmond Morris, red lipsticks simulates the red flush of the labia when women become aroused.