There's a bizarre report on CampusReform.org claiming that a college professor in California showed a full-length, pornographic film to her students. According to Oliver Darcy of The Leadership Institute, Fresno State Public Health Professor Peggy Gish reportedly showed the movie, "Advanced Sexual Techniques, Volume One," which touted sexually-explicit audio and video messaging.
Information about the controversial classroom lesson came out after a student, who wishes to remain nameless, brought concerns to Campus Reform, a conservative group that assists right-leaning activists on colleges campuses.
A synopsis of the film, as shared by Darcy, explains that it follows 12 couples who have different backgrounds and ethnicities. These individuals apparently explore various sexual positions and techniques. In an official description, the film promises to showcase and explain Kama Sutra sexual positions, provide information on the "elusive G-spot" and delve into "erotic massage." Here's a portion of the description:
Making love is an art much like painting. Some couples use only primary colors, but when you use an entire palette, your sex life becomes a vibrant and thrilling adventure. Join some of the world's leading experts as they help you become an artful and irresistable lover. Attractive real life couples explicitly demonstrate adventruous new techniques. Discover uninhibited positions that lead to pleasure, satisfaction, and closeness for a lifetime. Learn how sensual massage and erotic talk can enhance your intimacy and sexual pleasure. Watch together and bring your love life to new heights of sexual intensity.
Darcy explains that the film's education value for the class is not known, but the student who came forward alleges that the entire class was in shock that the professor chose to show it. Efforts to get a response from the university eventually led to the receipt of the following information from a spokesperson:
The educational video about which you inquired is a 20 minute segment from a longer DVD. This is an element of a 3-unit, semester-long "Introduction to Human Sexuality" general education course that explores physiological, psychological, social, cultural and developmental considerations for life-long understanding related to sexuality. It is not a required course. Students who take the course are advised, in advance, that they may find some content objectionable and that they may opt out at their discretion. Since material is provided in a variety of formats, students have the opportunity to gain course content for assignments and exams without being required to view material they may find objectionable.
California State University, Fresno is a public institution and based on the spokesperson's response, the school is claiming that students were warned about the content prior to taking the class. Still, it is odd to consider that such an explicit video -- which seems to be more of a prescription for relationship healing than anything else -- would be shown in a college-setting.
(H/T: Campus Reform)