Oh, no! My human physiology course will never be able to compete!

We’ll be getting to human reproduction sometime near the end of the term, but I don’t think we’ll have any demonstrations like this:

More than 100 Northwestern University students watched as a naked 25-year-old woman was penetrated by a sex toy wielded by her fiancee during an after-class session of the school’s popular “Human Sexuality” class.

The woman said she showed up at the Feb. 21 lecture in the Ryan Family Auditorium in Evanston expecting just to answer questions, but was game to demonstrate. The course’s professor on Wednesday acknowledged some initial hesitation, but said student feedback was “uniformly positive.”

It’s unusual, but seems like an entirely reasonable exercise given that class’s subject matter and the willingness of the volunteer.

What most impresses me, though, is that Northwestern administrators are not freaking out.

And Northwestern defended the class and its professor.

“Northwestern University faculty members engage in teaching and research on a wide variety of topics, some of them controversial and at the leading edge of their respective disciplines,” said Alan K. Cubbage, vice president for University Relations. “The University supports the efforts of its faculty to further the advancement of knowledge.”


If you still want the entertaining spectacle of someone freaking out, though, look no further than the crazies at the Illinois Patriarchy Institute.