'No Harm' in Live Orgasm Demo: Northwestern Prof

J. Michael Bailey regrets effect on university's reputation
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2011 2:59 PM CST
A building on Northwestern's campus.   (©Yinghai)

(Newser) – The Northwestern psychology professor behind the now-infamous after-class demonstration of a woman brought to orgasm has issued a new statement, reports the Chicago Tribune—and he's sort of sorry. "During a time of financial crisis, war, and global warming, this story has been a top news story for more than two days," said J. Michael Bailey today in the statement. "That this is so reveals a stark difference of opinion between people like me, who see absolutely no harm in what happened, and those who believe that it was profoundly wrong."

Still, he said, "I regret the effect that this has had on Northwestern University's reputation, and I regret upsetting so many people in this particular manner. I apologize." But students seeking such unconventional instruction may want to think twice before signing up for his course next semester: "I will allow nothing like it to happen again," he said. Click for more.

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