University hosts Harry Potter themed sex-ed class

  • Boston University held a Harry Potter-themed sex ed class as part of the school’s “Frisky February.”
  • The class, designed by two BU graduate students, taught college students about consent and sexually transmitted diseases.

Boston University taught students how to magically address sexual education by having their very own “Hogwarts Sex-Ed Class.”

The class, created by two graduate students, was created to help teach students sexual education last Thursday, including safe sex practices and sexual consent.

“At this event half-bloods, house-elves, and muggles alike will learn the proper way to get consent to enter one's chamber of secrets and how to snog without getting hogwarts,” read the description on the event’s Facebook page.

BU Student Health sent out a series of Harry Potter and sex-themed tweets advertising the event while it was ongoing.

Michelle Goode and Jamie Klufts, the graduate students who organized the event, were inspired when they realized J.K. Rowling avoided the topic of sex within the children’s series.

“It’s highly unrealistic to believe that students of middle school and high school age aren’t thinking about sex or engaging in it, or at least coming to terms with their changing bodies and sexual health,” Klufts told the Daily Free Press, BU’s student newspaper.

The event was held as a part of Boston University’s “ Frisky February,” a month dedicated to sex-themed events and is sponsored by BU's Student Health Services.

Other events at the private research university throughout the month include a sex toy “ Sexploration Workshop” and a lube tasting.

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