Sex Act In Class
Northwestern University professor under fire after including live sex act in human sexuality lesson.
A Northwestern University human sexuality professor is feeling the heat after he held an optional live-sex presentation in class.
Professor John Michael Bailey invited students from his human sexuality class to observe a naked woman being stimulated with a motorized sex toy on stage.
About 120 students attended the demonstration, which was curated by Chicago sex tour guide Ken Melvoin-Berg.
The session was billed as a question-and-answer session about fetishes with a demonstration at the end, said Pratik Shah, a senior math and economics student.
Students were warned of the nature of the class several times, and some walked out before the demonstration.
"Then, just out of nowhere, the girl just takes her pants off, takes her shirt off, takes her underwear off," Shah said.
Shah didn't stay the whole time, because he was with some people who were uncomfortable and wanted to leave, but he says he can see both sides of the story.
"As long as there's been proper warning, the people that stay shouldn't feel offended," Shah said. "They're choosing to see what they're seeing."
Bailey's class is a popular one at Northwestern, attracting 622 students this semester.
After-class panels such as the one last Monday are offered as educational addendum to the class.
The University declined to answer questions about the demonstration.