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by Travis Thomason, student writer

The audience roared with laughter as Falzone broke the ice with a comic bit featuring her memories of the “birds and the bees” talk her mother gave her about sex.

Perhaps the most memorable moment of the night came when Falzone disproved the “condom won’t fit” myth by stretching a condom around the entire head of a volunteer from the audience.

Sociology instructor Dan Morgan arranged for Falzone to speak with HPU students.

“ The attendance showed an obvious need for learning that can be funny and not a scolding,” said Morgan, “Men and women can’t learn when they are ashamed.”

Falzone’s approach to teaching about sex differed from traditional expectations, which may be why students did listen, and why they may have left with some valuable tips.

“ I consider myself a sexpert,” said Falzone. “Being ignorant about sex can make you a victim.”
Falzone described her initial fear of sex, grounded in society’s attitudes towards the act as both shameful and painful.

“ I really wanted to have great sex. I just didn’t know how to do it,” said Falzone, who went on to clear up some myths about what sex really is.

“ Sex is a mental, physical, and spiritual sensation,” said Falzone, who stated three main rules for a better sex life.

First, Falzone recommends knowing yourself before trying to know anyone else in an intimate way. You cannot have great sex with others until you know how to have great sex with yourself.
“ Try to question what you want and why you want it, mentally and physically,” said Falzone, “The mind is the largest erotic zone in the body.”

Falzone’s second rule restricts all drugs and alcohol before intercourse.

“ [Drugs] directly diminish sensation of the nervous system,” said Falzone. “Sex involves the whole nervous system, so [not taking drugs] makes pretty good sense”

Falzone exemplified her point by recreating a hilarious conversation between two drunks at a party.
“ She talked about what most people don’t [talk about],” said HPU senior, Alexandria Garcia. “It was good advice.

The final rule Falzone stressed was communication. She said that if people are not ready to talk about sex, then they are definitely not ready to have it.

“ My parents were never that open,” said Mea Camacho, an HPU undergraduate. “A lot of the things, kids already know. Falzone just comes out and says it.”

In addition to the three rules for better sex, students also learned that, as Camacho said, “If you don’t want to do something, you don’t have to.”

“ It really opened my mind to how vulnerable we can be, said freshman Micha Carlsbad. “It was really funny, and in there you could be totally comfortable.”

Falzone placed third 10 years ago, second to Dana Carvey and winner Robin Williams, in the San Francisco Stand Up Comedian Competition. She has spent the past decade traveling and speaking to college students.

“ I get to be funny in a powerful way,” Falzone said. “I’ve had a positive influence on at least one student, and that’s worth it.”
 

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