Northwestern won't offer human sexuality class next year

May 9, 2011

Associated Press

 

Northwestern University has decided it will not offer a human sexuality class in the next academic year after a professor allowed a couple to demonstrate the use of a sex toy.
 
Psychology department chairman Dan McAdams tells the Chicago Tribune that professor J. Michael Bailey will not teach the class next year, adding no other faculty member is qualified to teach the subject.
 
After a human sexuality class on Feb. 21, Bailey invited students to stay for a graphic discussion of sexual fetishes. The discussion included a woman who stripped and allowed her partner to use a sex toy on her. Bailey later apologized for the decision, which prompted heavy criticism of the university.
 
Spokeswoman Mary Jane Twohey said Monday she had no immediate comment on the university's decision.