Tuesday, May 10, 2011

University cancels sex class after professor hosts live, nude demonstration

Northewestern said it is cancelling a popular human sexuality course, which was taught by a professor who came under fire earlier this year for featuring a sex toy demonstration during a panel talk.

Northewestern said it is cancelling a popular human sexuality course, which was taught by a professor who came under fire earlier this year for featuring a sex toy demonstration during a panel talk.
Students looking to study sex toy engineering should probably apply somewhere other than Northwestern University.

The prestigious Chicagoland school said it is pulling a human sexuality class taught by a controversial professor who hosted a live sex demonstration during an optional discussion earlier this year.

Psychology department chairman Dan McAdams said the professor, J. Michael Bailey, would not teach the popular sex course next year.

"I learned a week or two ago that they had decided to cancel the course for next year," McAdams told the Chicago Tribune. "The decision was made higher up than me at the central administration level."

The school came under fire in late February after Bailey, one of the most popular professors on campus, hosted an after-class discussion about sexual fetishes that featured speakers from Chicago's BDSM community.

During the discussion, a woman stripped naked and had her partner use a battery-powered sex toy on her.

As news about the impromptu sex show spread, Bailey and the school initially defended the decision to allow it.

The professor stressed that his students were adults and that he had warned them beforehand that parts of the lecture would be explicit.

He later apologized and said it wouldn't happen again.

Northwestern said their decision to pull the class was based on a review of "how such a course best fits into the university's curriculum."

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