CALEXICO — An assembly of Calexico High School students listened to Howard Flaherty talk about the dark side of sex.
He told the 10th-, 11th- and 12th-graders about genital warts, herpes, chlamydia and a host of other sexual diseases that have been associated with either Dennis Rodman or Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee.
Flaherty's appearance was sponsored by the Imperial County Office of Education, lead agency of the Gang Violence Suppression Project.
Flaherty has made similar speeches at high schools and assemblies throughout the country, according to the Web site of his Lafayette-based employer, Josten's Speakers Bureau. He is described on the same site as having a "comedy and theater background."
Flaherty started his 45-minute speech by telling the students a little about himself. He then segued into the meat and potatoes of his presentation: the three lies high-schoolers are told about sex.