Live Orgasm in Class Creates Mess for Northwestern
University president says he's troubled by incident
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2011 7:44 AM CST
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(Newser) – Northwestern University initially backed the professor whose idea of an extracurricular activity was allowing his students to watch a naked woman orgasm onstage—but after the incident received national attention, officials now say they are investigating. In a statement, the university president said the demonstration "represented extremely poor judgment on the part of our faculty member" and was not "appropriate, necessary, or in keeping with Northwestern University's academic mission," the Daily Northwestern reports.

The course has featured other unconventional after-class activities, like a Q&A with swingers and a panel of sex offenders, but this particular session caused a "strong reaction," says a university spokesperson. For his part, the professor involved says he has "no regrets concerning Northwestern students, who have demonstrated that they are open-minded grown-ups rather than fragile children," and the guest lecturer who was also involved says, "I don't think any of us understand why this is such a large issue." Click for more on the incident.