University to host sex workshop one week after football players found guilty of rape

Kaitlyn Schallhorn
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  • "How to be Brilliant in Bed" was moved to February because of a scheduling conflict.
  • The workshop will be hosted by Megan Andelloux, whose workshops are "trans and queer inclusive."
  • Photo via Vandy Sex Ed Facebook page.

    Just one week after two Vanderbilt football players were found guilty of rape, the university will host a “How to be Brilliant in Bed” workshop.

    Hosted by the Dean of Students, Vandy Sex Ed, and the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, the workshop will feature Megan Andelloux, who is a “certified sexologist” and sexuality educator. Andelloux is supposed to teach students about “how to obtain consent” and “reduce risk,” according to the event’s Facebook description.

    "We're going to have to figure out how to best explain this."   

    “Ready, Set, Best. Sex. Ever! Bone up on your boning basics with this comprehensive workshop, great for everyone from sexual novices to full-blown sexperts,” the event’s description says.

    Andelloux’s website claims all of her workshops are “trans and queer inclusive (YAY!) so she encourages folks of all sexual and gender identities to attend.”

    On Wednesday, Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey, former Vanderbilt football players, were both found guilty of raping an unconscious student in a dorm room in 2013. Both men are awaiting sentencing.

    “The heinous conduct described at trial was not the product of Vanderbilt’s culture. On the contrary, such conduct is the very opposite of the values Vanderbilt stands for and our students hold dear,” Nicholas Zeppos, chancellor of Vanderbilt, said in a statement. “We abhor sexual misconduct, and we subject every student to the same standards.”

    According to the Tennessean, the event was originally scheduled for March but was bumped up to Tuesday because of a scheduling conflict.

    Molly Corn, a senior at Vanderbilt and a member of a campus feminist group, told the Tennessean that she did not consider the event’s proximity to the football players’ trial.

    "We generally do not think of sex and rape in the same category at all," Corn said. "We're going to have to figure out how to best explain this."

    Vanderbilt declined to comment to Campus Reform.

    Neither Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center nor Vanderbilt’s Dean of Students office responded to a request for comment from Campus Reform.

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    Kaitlyn Schallhorn

    Kaitlyn Schallhorn

    Former Reporter

    Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a reporter with Campus Reform. Prior to joining Campus Reform, Kaitlyn was a reporter at Red Alert Politics and covered business and restaurants for the Alexandria Times.  

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