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Porn star teaches sex workshop at university

Has sex-ed become a little too explicit?

By Kristin Wong Feb 20, 2013 5:38PM

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.

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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?

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Mar 4, 2013 3:22PM
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I don't see anything wrong with it considering it was a student group that produced the seminar. Some people on here seem unable or unwilling to read or comprehend; it was not for credit or part of the curriculum. Anyone who thinks college students aren't talking about (and having) sex is deaf and blind to the last, what, 100 years? This is just one way of enhancing what they are already doing. Sex is not a liberal/conservative thing (go ask Mark Sanford and Arnold about that, why dontcha?)
Mar 3, 2013 7:29AM
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what the............this country is so far down in the toilet bowl. pornography as a curriculum *spit* America has never been so messed up as it is now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 2, 2013 7:47PM
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Liberals will want to nominate her for a teacher of the year award.
Sandra Fluke could be the presenter.  Then they could all go party
at Larry Flint's.

Could go th the Playboy Mansion but hef's wife is blowing on his soup, the
Only thing he can give her to blow on.
Mar 2, 2013 3:05PM
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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.

Feb 28, 2013 7:24PM
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Why  should this not be taught in college . Most arguements in a marriage are over money management or sex  and neither are commonly  taught in college . If they were maybe it would have lower the divorce rate in this country
Feb 24, 2013 10:34PM
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Oh right!! This is something that"s really needed on the college curriculum....NOTTT!!!

Give us a break already with this nonsense!!

Feb 21, 2013 1:04AM
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I have an orgasm workshop in my underwear when I wake up in the morning...
Feb 20, 2013 8:11PM
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I once heard of a  doctor who allowed his children to observe sex so they could learn.  I had a lot of respect for my children.  I figured if pigs and dogs could figure it out so could they.  But I certainly wouldn't want to pay tuition.
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