Sex and common sense – the two seemed to go hand-in-hand when syndicated sex advice columnist Dan Savage put them into perspective during “Savage Love Live” in Jones Auditorium, Tuesday night, Jan. 29.
Texas A&M University-Kingsville students scored insight on the issues of sexuality and the taboo during the audience-driven discussion. More than 600 students attended.
“No matter where this discussion goes or how filthy and dirty it gets, you all have no one to blame but yourselves,” said Savage, as he reviewed questions submitted by the audience.
With primarily liberal political leanings, Savage discussed key topics similar to those of his ‘Savage Love’ columns – premarital sex, relationship advice and homosexuality.
“He actually made me think,” said TAMUK Unity and LULAC member, Jerry Alfaro. “Especially when he talked about how the gay and lesbian community adopted the hate-term ‘queer’ in order to unify instead of hinder.”
Savage’s witty and satirical remarks entertained the audience during his discussion on the more-scrupulous topics like masturbation and oral sex.
“It’s an acquired taste,” said Savage after he compared the flavor of semen to the acrid flavor of Guiness, drawing applause and laughter from the audience who aslo rewarded Savage with a
round of applause after his closing remarks.
“He created a safe environment for everyone to feel comfortable even though he was talking about something that would most likely make even the most open-minded person feel awkward,” said TAMUK Unity and Sigma Lambda Beta member Miguel ‘Cosmo’ Venegas.
The few empty seats in Jones Auditorium represented the notion that “Savage Love Live” was far from unpleasant.
Savage later signed autographs and talked to audience members in the Ben Bailey Art Gallery.