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Peter Kirsanow was doing Orwell/1984 allusions yesterday, so let me put in a pitch for Aldous Huxley and Brave New World. Opening today at Canada’s taxpayer-funded Museum of Science and Technology is an exciting new interactive exhibition for high-schoolers that makes the perfect field trip:

The exhibit includes floor-to-ceiling photos of nude toddlers, children, teens and adults, and an array of heated, flavoured and textured condoms rolled over wooden dildos. There’s also a ‘climax room’ with a round, low, leather bed, red curtains, a video screen showing animations of aroused genitals, and the voice of a man describing an orgasm…

Next to a printed question asking, ‘Why do many boys always want to have anal sex?’ sexologist Jamy Ryan responds that not all boys want to do it, but: “If you are comfortable trying that activity, go ahead and do it. It could be fun for you, but if you are not, you don’t really have to do it.”

For the moment. But, if you persist in being so uptight, the rest of us may stand around laughing and pointing fingers.

Incidentally, if you’re wondering what a Canadian sexologist does when he’s not curating the anal sex exhibit, well…:

Police have arrested four suspects wanted in connection with the coordinated subway smoke bombings that paralyzed the morning commute for tens of thousands of Montrealers on Thursday…

Police have not released their names. However, officers carried out a search Friday morning of the residence of two suspects, Vanessa L’Écuyer, a sexology student at the Université du Québec à Montréal, and François-Vivier Gagnon, a sociology major at the same school. They were not in the apartment at the time.

On Thursday, smoke bombs were thrown in three subway stations, shutting the entire network at the height of the morning rush hour.

If you are comfortable trying that activity, go ahead and do it. It could be fun for you, but if you are not, you don’t really have to do it.

Meanwhile, south of the border, The Chronicle Of Higher Education has a poignant story: “The PhD Now Comes With Food Stamps.” But you’ll be relieved to hear it’s mostly film studies and medieval history types. The bottom has yet to drop out of sexology.



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