Published February 21, 2013
A pair of sex educators who travel the college circuit teaching students how to masturbate picked a curious venue for their presentation at Allegheny College — the campus chapel.
The Pennsylvania liberal arts college’s Ford Memorial Chapel was transformed into a “boudoir of sorts” on Wednesday as sex educators Marshall Miller and Kate Weinberg advised students how to best touch themselves and others to reach orgasm, The College Fix reports.
The chapel, built in 1902, hosts Catholic Mass and other non-denominational services weekly at the private Pennsylvania college. But the educational event, dubbed “I Heart the Female Orgasm,” took over the venue, where a variety of masturbation techniques were shown.
“Some people figure out masturbation and orgasm as teenagers, some people figure it out later than that,” said Weinberg. “And some people figure it out earlier than that. Like preschool age. I was part of that last category.”
The college’s chaplain, meanwhile, defended the event’s location, characterizing it as “responsible.” A campus spokesperson said the event offered a “great message,” according to The College Fix.
Miller and Weinberg made headlines last month when the New York Post reported that students at the University of Minnesota would have the chance this spring to attend a $3,500 symposium promising female students to achieve multiple intense orgasms.
“Orgasm aficionados and beginners of all genders are welcome to come learn about everything from multiple orgasms to that mysterious G-spot,” an event listing read. “Kate and Marshall cover it all with lots of humor, plenty of honesty, and an underlying message of sexual health and women's empowerment.”
The event was hosted by Allegheny’s student government and Allegheny College’s Reproductive Health Coalition, along with Young Feminists and Queers and Allies. It was funded by student activities fees, according to the report.