The live sex demo, which occurred during a human sexuality after-class session at Northwestern University, is being defended by the professor who allowed it to happen and others. Professor John Michael Bailey has fired back at critics who say he crossed the line by allowing a live sex demo of a sex toy.
Well, what can one say about a teacher who's dedicated to making sure his students are well-informed?
The after-class session had over 100 students present and started off with a video detailing female orgasm. The video prompted a discussion about whether or not what was shown was realistic. It was at that point that a man and his fiancÃ©e demonstrated the proper use of "a phallic sex toy" a.k.a. a vibrator. The woman undressed, laid down, and allowed her fiancÃ© to insert the sex toy into her vagina.
The students present had been warned about what was going to happen, and some left prior to the demonstration a.k.a. live sex show a.k.a. live sex demo. Once Northwestern president Morton Schapiro was notified of what had taken place, he started an investigation and said, "I feel it represented extremely poor judgment on the part of our faculty member. I simply do not believe this was appropriate, necessary or in keeping with Northwestern University's academic mission."
Speaking about his initial fears, Professor John Michael Bailey said, Â“Ken Melvoin-Berg asked me whether it would be ok if one of the women with him demonstrated female ejaculation using equipment they had brought with them. I hesitated only briefly before saying 'yes.' My hesitation concerned the likelihood that many people would find this inappropriate. My decision to say 'yes' reflected my inability to come up with a legitimate reason why students should not be able to watch such a demonstration.Â”
Now others, including the Dean of Students Burgwell Howard and Northwestern's University Relations vice president Even Alan K. Cubbage are also defending the live sex demo. They state that although the demonstration was unique, it was still "within the broad range of academic freedoms."
So now, the question of whether or not the show was appropriate falls on you, the reader.
Several parents got upset, when they learned about the live sex demo. It is easy to see why they would be upset. Is it the school's responsibility, however, to ensure such demonstrations don't take place, or does the responsibility lies with the professor alone?
Do you think that college students are mature enough to be exposed to such a live sex demo?
Â© Evalynn J. Saeyang Â– Gather Inc. 2011