Northwestern Drops Live Orgasm Demo Class

Naked woman with vibrator too much for university officials
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 10, 2011 1:56 AM CDT
Northwestern: not so hot any more.   (?Yinghai)

(Newser) – You can forget about applying to Northwestern now. University officials have decided to drop the school's class on sexuality in the wake of the brouhaha that erupted after students watched a naked woman enjoying a vibrator, reports the Chicago Tribune. The demonstration was presented after class, and attendance was optional. Northwestern president Morton Shapiro said that after 32 years in academia "I thought I had seen everything. I hadn't." He emphasized that while professors have academic freedom, they must also act responsibly.

"You don't have a right without a responsibility," he said. "Where is the line? We have all been considering that." Teacher J. Michael Bailey, who had taught the sexuality class since 1994, has expressed regret for the "effect that this has had on Northwestern University's reputation." But he still insists the demonstration was "relevant" to his course. It might be too soon for Northwestern officials to relax. Bailey will next be teaching a class entitled "Dangerous Ideas."

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