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NU Cancels Notorious Sex Toy Course

The decision came after a controversial live "f-cksaw" demonstration this past spring.

NU Cancels Notorious Sex Toy Course

There will be no more sex toys at Northwestern -- or at least not during class.

The controversial human sexuality course that hosted an after-hours live sex toy demonstration on a woman who was not a student using a modified Black and Decker "f-cksaw" has been canceled, according to university officials.

"Courses in human sexuality are offered in a variety of academic departments in other universities, and Northwestern is reviewing how such a course best fits into the University's curriculum," said Alan K. Cubbage, vice president for university relations at NU in a press statement.

"The decision was made higher up than me at the central administration level," NU psychology chair Dan McAdams told Chicago Breaking News.

Students who attended the class told Evanston Patch that they were told what to expect during the sex toy demonstration, and that they were not penalized if they did not attend the session.

"I didn't find it to be particularly educational, but I didn't find it to be offensive either," said one senior student who was at the demonstration but declined to be identified because she is applying to graduate school and does not want her name connected with the incident. "As I told my mom, this experience has officially rounded out my liberal arts education."

"Honestly, unless you decided to move to the front you couldn't see that much because her boyfriend was kneeling over her. I could hear her and that was enough for me," she said.

After the session, Professor J. Michael Bailey , saying he couldn't come up with a reason why students should not have the opportunity to see it.

Bailey will remain at the school, but will have "other teaching assignments," according to Cubbage.

NU President Morton Schapiro, however, felt differently and condemned the incident, promising a full investigation into the course.

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