Porn star teaches sex workshop at university
Has sex-ed become a little too explicit?
At a classroom auditorium at the University of Illinois, students watched a pornographic film. And the star was at the head of the class.
"I think it is weird seeing a porn with the person who is in it right there," a student told the school's newspaper, The Daily Illini. "But she was cool with it, so I was too."
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"She" is porn star Annie Sprinkle. Sprinkle taught a weeklong course in sexual satisfaction at the university earlier this month. The program started on Feb. 3 and ended last week with a grand finale—an "orgasm workshop."
The seminar included a free sidewalk sex clinic and a presentation on "ecosexology." The Daily Illini reported.
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"Currently, [Annie] is pioneering a new kind of sexual philosophy that views the earth not as a mother but as a lover, combining her fascination with sexuality and her more recent passion for environmental activism. She calls it ecosexology, a union of sexuality and ecology."
Students and sex educators alike attended the seminar, as did a representative from a local adult store. The event was funded by student fees.
Presentations involved hands-on participation from the students. At the sidewalk sex clinic, for example, students were taught sexual techniques using anatomically correct models.
An organization called Unit One hosted the week, and program director Laura Haber clarified:
"[Students are] participating, but they're fully clothed."
The orgasm workshop consisted of Sprinkle's documentary, "Annie Sprinkle's Amazing World of Orgasm." It features interviews with 26 sexperts and calls itself a "poetic homage to the big O."
What do you think of this weeklong workshop? Is it educational or overly explicit?
Photo: Sex workshop / Martin Wimmer/Getty Images
What is the world really coming to? Do I believe that a porn star could save my marriage or anyone's marriage for that matter?! Oh please! If I ever start to believe that I would start deluding myself. If great sex was the key to marriage how does it explain that people have the most amazing sex with people and then break it off or never commit? I had great sex with people in the past...but I never wanted to marry them, I didn't even want to date some of them. Thank goodness, that after years of going bouncing from one sexual escapade to another...I finally realized...that I felt more empty in my whole life and the best sex in the world was not going to fix it. We have an explosion of sex all over and on average most of the relationships today and marriages are failing more than ever..how could even more sex be the answer? Logically it makes no sense, how could we not see the obvious.
Oh right!! This is something that"s really needed on the college curriculum....NOTTT!!!
Give us a break already with this nonsense!!
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