A night of sex ed with No Mo’ (Sex­u­al) FOMO

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No Mo' (Sexual) FOMO fills a need for a space to open up about sexuality and experiences. (Image courtesy of Christine Olivas)
No Mo' (Sexual) FOMO fills a need for a space to open up about sexuality and experiences. (Image courtesy of Christine Olivas)

Sex. It’s both unbearably awkward and immensely desirable, the best way to kill half an hour, and most hilarious when something goes wrong.

Or so goes the conventional thinking.

Local comics Christine Olivas and Sam Kap join resident sexpert Kit Ten for a night of revisiting their sexual mistakes and mishaps with No Mo' (Sexual) FOMO, a night of the sex education that high school failed to provide, wrapped up in a comedy package.

Sexy laughs

Like the best sex, this event is interactive. The audience will have the opportunity to submit their own stories, and win prizes for showcasing their own body (shameless pun) of sexual knowledge, and enjoy vegan treats courtesy of Soy Café.

Sexuality is fluid and runs on a spectrum, but it’s one of the most universal experiences. We all have our own relationships to sex and sexuality, yet rarely do we get the opportunity to embrace our own vulnerabilities outside our private relationships with our partners. Worse, when we don’t feel comfortable asking about our uncertainties, we end up missing out on great experiences—and perpetuating mediocre ones.

Humor allows us to embrace the absurdities of a situation while simultaneously allowing us to explore in a safe space. Almost anything is easier to learn when the audience is entertained, and anything that makes us uncomfortable is easier to bear when it also makes us laugh.

Giving you space

Host Christine Olivas says that sex is an unavoidable subject in stand-up, but she hopes to push the boundaries of the art form and help the audience embrace their vulnerability in a safe space. “When we provide a space for folks to explore sexuality with a fresh perspective without judgment,” she says, “we aim to foster growth and empowerment rather than the guilt and shame many of us have grown up with.”

Resident sexpert Kit Ten (she holds a master’s degree in human sexuality education) hopes that the platform of the event will be a profound step in unlearning harmful and reductive binary thinking about sex and relearning how to explore and experience it.

“There is a need for a space to open these sensitive conversations and allow people to be heard,” she says.

This event will take place the night before Valentine’s Day, and a dollar from each ticket sold will go towards supporting William Way Center, a space for Philly’s LGBTQ+ community that offers year-round support and education.

What, When, Where:

Christine Olivas, Sam Kap, and Kit Ten present No Mo' (Sexual) FOMO, on Thursday, February 13, at 7:30pm at Ruba Club, 416 Green St. This is a 21+ event. The building is historical and accessibility is limited. Contact the organizers for more information at (215) 627-9831.

If you haven’t gotten your ticket already, the event has sold out as of this posting. However, be sure to follow Christine Olivas, Sam Kap, and Kit Ten for upcoming events like this—you know, for the sake of FOMO and all.

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