When I was graduating high school my parents told me that I could go to any school I wanted, as long as it was a state school. After all the State U of NY system was partially funded by the state and they represented the only schools in our “price range.” With this latest news kids all over the country may be begging their parents to move to the cold air of Minnesota so they can take advantage of some of the latest offerings partially paid for by the taxpayers of the state.
The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (UMTC) is set to hold an event this spring designed to help its female undergraduate students achieve more and greater orgasms.
A promotional poster for the event says it is all about “sexuality and pleasure.”
“Orgasm aficionados and beginners of all genders are welcome to come learn about everything from multiple orgasms to that mysterious G-spot,” reads the description posted on the school’s official events calendar.
“Whether you want to learn how to have your first orgasm, how to have better ones, or how to help you girlfriend, Kate and Marshall cover it all…” it adds.
“Are you coming?” it asks.
The description of the event, which is hosted by the university’s Office of Diversity and Equity’s Women’s Center, does not say whether there is an age requirement. While the average age of undergraduates at UMTC is 21, it is not uncommon for students to enroll at the age of 17.
A university spokeswoman, Patricia Mattern, however, suggested there is in fact no age requirement in an e-mail statement to Campus Reform on Monday.
“This educational workshop is open to the full university community and participation is voluntary,” she said. “As a research institution, we study, publish and educate on a vast range of topics, including human sexuality.”
The program is costing the university $3,406 and is part of the university’s mission of “research,” she added.
I did that kind of research in college and it didn’t cost the tax-payers a dime (I even paid for my own birth-control).
The event is to be taught by “sex educators” Marshall Miller and Kate Weinberg. Miller and Weinberg have conducted similar programs at other universities from across the country.
Their website states their programs “use a mixture of interactive activities, lecture, discussion, multimedia, funny stories, and question and answer.”
“Nothing embarrasses us, and no topic is too basic or risqué,” it adds.
Miller previously told Yahoo News about how “amazing” it would have been to “be a fly on the White House bedroom wall during the JFK presidency” and watch the president engage in sexual escapades.
All kidding aside, while learning these skills may be a noble goal– is this really the purpose of public education? Three thousand dollars may not be breaking the bank of the Minn. University system but there has to be a better way to spend those dollars, new research machines, scholarships, computers, etc.
This isn’t a matter of prudishness or a desire to ban sexuality (heaven-forbid) however it is spending such as this, large or small that has gotten our states and our federal government into a downward economic spiral.
Oh and note to my buddy Ed Morrissey of Hot Air. Will you rent out a room? My son just called, he wants to transfer to U of Minn.