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Northwestern to investigate sex toy demonstration

March 4, 2011 12:20:04 AM PST
The president of Northwestern University is calling for an investigation after a psychology professor allowed a couple to engage in a sex act involving a motorized sex toy in front of dozens of students.

A guest lecturer in the Feb. 21 class had been discussing bondage and sexual fetishes in a human sexuality class.

Published reports say students were invited to see a live sex act after class, and about 100 stayed to see it.

Northwestern President Morton Schapiro strongly criticized the lecturer.

"I feel it represented extremely poor judgment on the part of our faculty member," Schapiro said a statement issued by the Evanston university.

Schapiro said it did not matter that the incident occurred after the class was over, that attendance was voluntary and that the students were warned of the explicit nature of what they were about to see.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.