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Harvard Anal Sex Workshop Organizer Blames Criticism on Conservative 'Latent Homophobia'

Harvard Anal Sex Workshop Organizer Blames Criticism on Conservative 'Latent Homophobia'

Organizers of Harvard University’s “Sex Week” event have added a new workshop this year aimed at teaching students the joys of anal sex. Anyone bothered by the workshop is obviously “repressed” and hates gays and women, says one of the organizers. 

One of the organizers of “sex week,” co-president of Sexual Health Education & Advocacy Throughout Harvard (SHEATH) Kirin Gupta, spoke to MTV and denigrated those who have criticized Sex Week in general and her anal sex workshop in particular.

Gupta, who was the 2012 “Global Citizen of the Year,” insisted that anyone who criticized her anal workshop, titled “What What In The Butt,” were just a bunch of haters.

Saying that “What What In The Butt” added “something that was missing” during past Sex Week celebrations, Gupta admitted that there has been some criticism of the workshop. But these critics just hate gays, she decided. 

“The conservative backlash speaks to the latent homophobia that society thinks so often it has gotten over, and has not. It speaks to these residual prejudices that people [have] when faced with a reality they’re not willing to acknowledge or respect,” she said.

The workshop, Gupta said, was “important” and gave sex partners a chance to “get an education and talk about” each other’s needs.

Gupta went on to defend her anal sex workshop by saying that people “shouldn’t have to shamefully Google in your room at night” just to learn about anal sex.

Gupta also felt that Sex Week helped destroy the old stereotypes about Harvard.

“A lot of people think of Harvard as [having] old-school, ivory tower, Northeastern Protestant puritan morality–this abstinent or sexually repressed attitude toward intimacy. Part of why Harvard Sex Week exists is to open the dialogue about sex in whatever forms it is taking place,” she said.

But Gupta was also happy to help the old social mores “crumble.”

“I would say that the idea America has a crumbling morality, that we have some kind of morality that’s standing, is built on repressive patriarchal conceptions of sex and sexuality,” she claimed. “So if that’s crumbling, then let it crumble.”

Finally, the student activist noted that her anal sex workshop and Sex Week were all part of a “moral enterprise.”

Sex Week festivities began on the nation’s campuses when Yale University hosted the first such event in 2002. Since then more than a dozen universities and colleges across the country have held Sex Week events.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston or email the author at igcolonel@hotmail.com.

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