By now you may have heard of the Northwestern professor who offered his Human Sexuality class the opportunity to stay after class one day to see a sex demo. The demo in question was a man stimulating a woman with a machine powered dildo. No mere vibrator, this was a reciprocating saw modified for high powered fucking.
Now I’m a little aghast to find myself making a little moue of disapproval. I’m all for sex education. I’m all for vibrators. I’ve gone to college classrooms with a bag of toys and the eager smile and glad-handing of a military recruiter. People need to know about sex and get encouragement to explore what turns them on.
But a real live woman screaming and squirting on the dais? Would talking about it be enough? Should a University be more dignified? I’m sure it was fun, and everyone was probably aroused, which could perhaps be considered experiential learning. No doubt it made more of an impression than a mere lecture.