On its website, the University of Minnesota’s tagline reads, “Driven to Discover” and, in the case of one upcoming school-sponsored workshop, this includes discovering the power of the vagina.
On April 10th, 2013, the university will host a workshop entitled “The Female Orgasm: A Program About Sexual Health and Women’s Empowerment,” sponsored, in part, by the Women’s Student Activist Collective. According to the school’s events calendar, the program, run by sex educators Marshall Miller and Kate Weinberg, welcomes “orgasm aficionados and beginners… to come learn about everything from multiple orgasms to that mysterious G-spot.”
Now, nearly two decades out of college, such programs leave guys like me wondering, where the hell were the orgasm classes when I was in school?
The planned workshop is designed to help the university’s female undergraduate students achieve more and greater orgasms, both on their own or with the help of their partners, and this free workshop is open to all genders.
Apparently, such workshops are not all that uncommon on college campuses these days. The team of Miller and Weinberg regularly travel the country and have spread their “self-love” message to students from Wisconsin to Massachusetts, and everywhere in between.
Now, if you are true pervert like me, you might close your eyes and imagine a female orgasm workshop involving a room full of women pleasuring themselves and male volunteers participating in “hands-on” instruction. Well, get that image out of your head dirty bird, because there will be no “group diddling” at the female orgasm workshop. There will, however, be “lots of humor, plenty of honesty, and an underlying message of sexual health and women’s empowerment.”
While such programs always seem to cause a stir, especially among conservatives, I, for one, support female orgasm workshops, for the empowerment of both women AND men.
First of all, we men are lucky. It takes us, on average, about two to five minutes to reach orgasm, with little to no effort and, if your are above-average, like me, you can get the job done in 33 seconds flat with some hand lotion and a box of Kleenex. Women, on the other hand, are more complex creatures.
It takes an average of 20 minutes for a female to reach orgasm… and that’s IF you know what you’re doing. I’m not a woman, but I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that it probably takes a lot of practice and self-awareness for a female figure out the best way to get her groove on. Look, I’ve spent a lot of time down in the lady garden and I can tell you that there is a LOT going on down there. Having a road map isn’t the worst idea in the world, especially during those early years of adulthood.
So, kudos to the University of Minnesota and all of the other colleges and universities that have hosted this program. In fact, I would argue that it should be part of every college curriculum because, after all, it is the female orgasm that truly makes this world a better place.