Thursday, 11 April 2013


University of Pennsylvania has become the latest Ivy League school to offer “Sex Week” to its students, and its inaugural foray boasted workshops with a porn peddler, exotica writer, vibrator aficionado, orgasm expert, and masturbation tutorial, among other events.

UPenn’s debut Sex Week, a five-day event hosted last week, offered lectures and activities during which students learned “The Ins and Outs of Masturbation,” spun “The Sexual Wheel of Pleasure,” partook in a “Kinky Smorgasbord” of sex toys, got tips on writing sex scenes, and was introduced to crowd-sourced amateur pornography.
“It’s a wonderful way to share sex in a more intellectual way,” 20-year-old junior Arielle Pardes, founder and co-chair of Sex Week at UPenn, said in a telephone interview with The College Fix.
Penn’s media relations director, Ronald Ozier, told The Fix in an emailed statement that the Ivy League research institution had no direct funding role in the event and declined to comment on what educational value, if any, “Sex Week” offers students.
Pardes said she secured financial support for the endeavor  from Hillel – a Jewish student campus group – as well as the school’s Social Planning and Events Committee and the LGBT Center. All three groups are listed on Penn’s website as registered student organizations.
University of Pennsylvania has now joined Brown, Harvard, Yale and other Ivy League universities in the growing and controversial Sex Week tradition.
Penn’s “Sex Week” launched last Monday afternoon with Cindy Gallop, a crowd-sourced pornography entrepreneur. Her talk was called: “Pro-sex. Pro-porn. Pro-knowing the difference.”
Read more at College Fix.

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