The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities — the #68-ranked national university in all the land, according to U.S. News – is paying two self-proclaimed sex and relationship educators $3,406 to give an on-campus presentation designed to help female undergrads have better orgasms.
“Join us to laugh and learn about the ‘big O,’” says the program description on the University of Minnesota’s official events calendar. “Orgasm aficionados and beginners of all genders are welcome to come learn about everything from multiple orgasms to that mysterious G-spot.”
According to Campus Reform, the website that first reported the story, the university had previously asked readers: “Are you coming?” However, that provocative question has apparently been scrubbed from the school’s taxpayer-funded website.
No cached version of the page is available.
The University of Minnesota’s Women’s Center, a branch of the Office of Diversity and Equity, will host the event. It will be open to both male and female students.
No age requirement is listed in the description. Patricia Mattern, a university spokesperson, told Campus Reform that there is no age requirement for the event.
“As a research institution, we study, publish and educate on a vast range of topics, including human sexuality,” she added, noting that the rationale for the $3,406 fee is the university’s research mission.
The self-proclaimed sex educators who will give the presentation are lanky-looking Brown graduates Marshall Miller and Dorian Solot. Like hypnotists and a variety of bush-league comics, they travel to colleges and universities of all sizes performing this well-rehearsed event and a few others.
Marshall Miller and Solot also own the company behind the events, called Sex Discussed Here.
According to their website, their programs “use a mixture of interactive activities, lecture, discussion, multimedia, funny stories, and question and answer.”
The Female Orgasm in particular offers a “playful, honest approach to this topic, packing the house on college campuses.” Among the issues addressed “the problems with pressure to have an orgasm, to orgasm faster, to have multiple orgasms, to orgasm with a partner, to fake or not fake orgasms.”
“Since we’ve answered thousands of college students’ questions about sex, we have a pretty good sense of what people are wondering about,” the website adds.
The site also offers hats, t-shirts and posters for sale. Most of these items profess love for female orgasms.