Imagine my delight at discovering that the Philodemic Society, Georgetown’s debating club, has its own blog. A skim of their constitution confirms that they’re basically Toastmasters with high self-regard–one of their officers is called the Amaneusis–but the real fun comes when Philodemic officers choose what topic they most want to discuss next semester: sex!
Specifically, safe sex. In interviews, Vice President Sarah Olsen and previously-mentioned Amaneusis Dustin Walker propose hot button debate topics that will look good on fliers (gays, weed), but they also both want to talk about condoms on campus, a boring topic that should draw absolutely no one.
I can already picture the discussion–spermicide as aborta facia, full openness to children, yawn. Everyone knows buying bulk at CVS is cheaper anyway. Still, I don’t blame the Philodemicians for grasping for sexy straws. An inside source in Philodemic told me that intra-Society coupling is discouraged and called, and this is serious, “Philodemincest”. With that avenue of working out sexual tension blocked, I can see why they want a sanctioned chance to talk dirty.