Would You Take a Class About Perfecting Your Orgasm?

Why aren't more people signing up for classes like these? (Photo: Getty Images)The University of Minnesota will be hosting a symposium this spring that makes the idea of reading "Fifty Shades of Grey" with a roomful of strangers seem tame. Get ready to learn about The Female Orgasm.

"Orgasm aficionados and beginners of all genders are welcome to come learn about everything from multiple orgasms to that mysterious G-spot," course description reads.

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"Are you coming?" the online RSVP form asks.

The event is being hosted by the university's Office of Diversity and Equity's Women's Center, and a university representative told Campus Reform that the course isn't rated NC-17.

"This educational workshop is open to the full university community and participation is voluntary," spokeswoman Patricia Mattern said in an email. "As a research institution, we study, publish and educate on a vast range of topics, including human sexuality."

The seminar will cost the university about $3,400, which they chalk up to "research"; it's being taught by sex eduction experts Marshall Miller and Kate Weiberg, who offer "funny, smart, honest lectures" on everything from sexual health to GLBTQ issues. (Their seminar on the female orgasm is their most popular.)

Why focus on the female orgasm? Because, in spite of the fact that 63 percent of college women say they've had multiple orgasms, college kids are usually pretty clueless.

"My first year of college, I was so clueless I actually asked a gay male friend whether oral sex on a man should involve blowing air, or sucking in," Miller's wife, Dorian Solot (who is also a sex and relationship educator) said in a 2008 interview with Yahoo! Shine. "He took the question very seriously, considered it for a moment, concluded, 'Neither,' and proceeded to give me an excellent overview of oral sex basics."

But sometimes it's better to learn from the experts. Many people don't know where the mystical G spot is, let alone what to do when/if they find it. And, given that it takes women an average of 20 minutes to have an orgasm (compared to 2 to 5 minutes for a man), a little help would be welcome for most people.

Still, we're left wondering: Are the classes pass/fail?

Also on Shine:

Why Women Feel More Attached After Sex Than Men
The Myth of the Effortless Male Orgasm
Do Most Men Expect Women to Climax During Sex?