(Closed) Lolwut? Seriously? I don’t even know where to start…..

posted 9 years ago in Intimacy
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

For a human sexuality class, and as an optional extra… I think that this was not wrong at all and it is a sad sign that this is what makes the news.

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m confused about pp saying that the class was about the psychology of sexuality. Maybe I misread the post (completely possible) but I thought it was simply titled Human Sexuality. While there was a bit of a wow factor, orgasms are a part of human sexuality and the reality is many people don’t know what that looks like.

I took a Human Sexuality course in my Sophmore year of college and while I didn’t get to see a demonstration of an orgasm, I don’t think I would have freaked out if it was offered. Personally that class opened me up as a person, and got me talking about topics that would have had me blushing previously.

I think college students knew whether they would be able to handle such a display. And the professor was right, with all the things going on in the world at the moment why are we focusing in on an orgasm?

Post # 34
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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@JsDragonfly: I think you misunderstood me. Americans are prude/sheltered when it comes to sex. We sexualize everything (MTV, toddlers and tiaras, etc) but when it comes to the physical act of sex and sexual experiences Americans typically do not discuss this type of thing. Its exactly my point that you wouldnt want to see another woman have an orgasm. Its because we are taught that it is something that is only ever done/discussed behind closed doors. Wheras in Europe this would probably be no big deal at all because they understand that sexuality is a totally normal part of life and nothing to be embarrassed about.

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@Wonderwoman217: I took a class on the progression of body images in history when I was in college and we watched “Deep Throat” in class. Unedited, no apologies. Prof says “It’s on the syllabus that there is a pornography unit in this class. If you don’t think you are comfortable with this, leave now.”

Equal parts awkward and interesting.

Post # 36
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

We totally watched porn on this HUGE screen in my Human Sexuality class. I get that this is different since it’s “live” BUT everyone had the choice to leave. For those saying a woman orgasming has no value to a Human Sexuality class….ummm….what? Lots of Psyc departments are not clinical (i.e. physiology) are instead Humanistic (i.e. the human experience). We watched something on the G-Spot too. Since we don’t know how this man teaches his class, there is no definitive way to say if it was relevant or not.

To end that…I see no problem with it. They could have left and it was consensual.

Post # 37
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Did the prof tell the students what the “special presentation” was or was it a surprise? I have to agree with the others, I’m not sure what the lesson here was…. If one of my profs had asked me if I had wanted to stay after class to watch that I would have left. I’m a woman. I understand orgasms. Why do I need to watch another woman have one in front of me to understand it more? It’s sort of creepy to me. 

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

From a teaching standpoint, I have a problem with this: “‘As I have noted elsewhere, the demonstration was unplanned and occurred because I made a quick decision to allow it,’ Bailey said in today’s statement. ‘I should not have done so. In the 18 years I have taught the course, nothing like the demonstration at issue has occurred, and I will allow nothing like it to happen again.'”

Something like a live demonstration of sex toys and female orgasm in an educational/ academic setting should have a little more thought put into it. IMO, it shouldn’t be a split second decision. To me, it sounded like students knew the optional discussion would be graphic, but it is unclear to me if they were aware there would be a demonstration as well.

ETA: That quote is from this article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chibrknews-nu-prof-issues-new-statement-on-sex-controversy-20110305,0,1801746.story

Post # 39
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@bakerella: I agree with you totally. That was just inappropriate and most of all UNNECESSARY! Its not about being a prude or anything, why should a live sex show be necessary. I fail to see any single reason why this professor did this. and for those comparing live sex to porn on a video its totally completely different. Also it wasnt really optional because like the prof himself said it all happened quite fast. People may have wanted to leave but may have been so suprised and not been able to react properly.

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