Northwestern Cans Popular Sexuality Course After Live Sex Act Demo

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Think your teens are being bombarded with enough sexual images through TV, movies, music and that cesspool called the Internet? Add the college classroom to the list.

Well, actually, you can go ahead and cross that one off, since officials at Northwestern University have announced they will cut its popular "Human Sexuality" course next school year, Reuters reports.

The class had folks in a serious tizzy in February when a naked woman demonstrated a "modified reciprocating saw" sex toy in front of the class, which led her to orgasm, according to the news service.

The demo linked to fetishes was optional -- about 100 of the 600 students enrolled in the psychology course attended -- but the act still led to the decision to end the course, Reuters reports.

To no avail, the psych prof who taught the class, J. Michael Bailey, said he was very sorry at the time and promised to refrain from such future acts, the news service says. But he noted the amount of media attention the demo grabbed.

"That this is so reveals a stark difference of opinion between people like me, who see absolutely no moral harm in what happened, and those who believe that it was profoundly wrong," he wrote.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.