Anyone here for love?

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Fri, 03-04-2011 - 10:42pm
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Sat, 03-05-2011 - 7:45am
First time I'm hearing about it. Both are more than tacky, IMHO. No, never took a class; was only in math and science classes other than a couple of other core classes; not sure our state school offered such a thing back then. I'm private about the topic and would not have wanted it in a class much less newspapers - I do think the NW prof made a mistake in not stopping it. To me, that's not about 'love'; even the JR video wasn't!, the way she was presenting it! JMHO.

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Sat, 03-05-2011 - 8:41am

NO since I only read the Washington Post and just the sections or articles I want.
I donot have time to read more then one major news paper.
I am more likely to read the Palm Beach Post,LA Times or SF Chronicle.

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Sat, 03-05-2011 - 9:42am

I'd heard about the Nortwestern one, obviously. Jason took human sexuality with that teacher his last year in college. He loved the class. The teacher brought in a lot of guest speakers. They did bring sex toys in but there was no 'live demonstration' of them that year :smileyhappy:. I took human sexuality in college myself way back in the dark ages although it was pretty tame compared to what they teach these days!

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Sat, 03-05-2011 - 4:10pm

I suppose the most humorous thing about it is that I'd read about the Northwestern professor but not the complaint about Skidmore's posters.

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Sat, 03-05-2011 - 10:45pm

Yikes!

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Sun, 03-06-2011 - 1:34pm

Respectfully, the point of a course in human sexuality is not to help students

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Sun, 03-06-2011 - 2:33pm
I remember when I was a junior in college ('79/'80) I took a class in 'art design' that was called 'digital art design' - I was a physics and math major but also originally thought about majoring in art. We got a task to do a video (they supplied the big bulky cameras) on something - our choice, and then we all got to see each others' videos. I was probably 20 at the time, but to see this one where the student took a video of a couple having sex, using a strobe light, kinda left me floored. The teacher thought it was phenomenal. I didn't see the 'art' in it at all. So I guess I'm still a prude and just don't see the need for this kind of 'after class' work at NU either.
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Sun, 03-06-2011 - 5:53pm

I still haven't quite figured out how my oldest child, who wears more clothes to bed than *I* wear watching TV most evenings, decided on a BFA Thesis project entitled "Body of MINE".

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Sun, 03-06-2011 - 6:31pm

I wanted to add a bit more here. I, too, think the demonstration was probably over the top. And it sounds like the professor probably realizes that now. Even though the professor probably regrets his decision now - the students all stayed for the guest speakers willingly and actually no one complained or was traumatized. It's just that they went back to their dorms and talked/blogged about it! But when Jason took his class just last year he had nothing but good to say about the class and the teacher. There were guest speakers from homosexuals to transvestites to transsexuals to nudists to S&M 'experts'. But ALL guest speakers spoke after the classs. Not staying to hear a guest speaker did not affect your grade. The class itself just consisted of lecture/power points/tests/etc. about all aspects of human sexuality. Taking the class did NOT turn Jason into a transvestite/pedophile/etc. But it opened his eyes and mind a bit.

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Mon, 03-07-2011 - 6:44pm

There is a course offered at my kids' university on human sexuality...

"An investigation of current influences on sexual health. Issues will be considered from social, political and historical perspectives. Topics which may be covered include sex education; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues; sexual human rights; sexuality and war; sexuality and globalization; HIV/AIDS; the history of marriage; and sexual violence."

It is offered to only students in at least 3rd year