Sex homework draws lawsuit

Human sexuality students at Western Nevada College are required to masturbate, keep sex journals and write a term paper on their sexual histories, according to a federal lawsuit filed by a former student.

Karen Royce, charged the professor, Tom Kubistant, ignored her complaints that the class assignments invaded her privacy and amounted to sexual harassment.

“I raised my hand and said, “I don’t masturbate,” Royce told KRNV. “He said I had to do it at least three times in order to get a grade in the class.”

On the first day of class, Kubistant allegedly told students that he would “increase their sexual urges to such a height that they won’t be able to think about anything other than sex.”

Although the class included high-schoolers taking the course for college credit, Kubistant told students to list different types of sex and sexual positions, read the lists aloud and told students to turn in three 250-word journal entries on their sexual thoughts, Royce told ABC News.

Kubistant also introduced the final exam term paper, called “A Sexual Case Study … You!” in which students would be required to describe their sexual exploration, any sexual-abuse they had experienced, losing their virginity, cheating, arousal, climaxes and fetishes, to name a few of the assignment points.

Royce complained to the instructor and then to school authorities.  “The investigator found no evidence to support the student’s complaint of sexual harassment,” (spokeswoman Anne) Hansen told ABC. “In fact, the investigator found that the instructor was considered to be an excellent and caring professor, who, with the exception of that one student, appeared to be universally admired by other students who had taken the course.”

Royce, who’d returned to college to pursue a career as a social worker, believed the human sexuality course would help her professionally. She dropped the class after four sessions.

POSTED BY Joanne Jacobs ON July 2, 2012

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jen bowman

Actually I was a student in that class and dropped the third week alond with 30% of the class. All of us that dropped the class because it was a freak show were never interviewed. The interviewer was the attorney for the school Brook Shields. She disguised herself to the Feds as an ­”independ­ent” counsultant, but had been Senior Legal Counselor for the Nevada System of Higher ED for 10 years. The whole investigation was a fraud. I hope she wins and the President Carol Lucey and Kubistant get fired. They are a disgrace to education.
If you google Kubistant, who claims to be Dr Kubistant, professional therapist and psychologist, you will find he has never had a license to teach, counsel, provide therapy anywhere in the United States. He is a part-time teacher, with only a history of writing a few golfing magazine articles. He is most likely writng articles for sex magazines using the students sex stories.
People keep bashing that lady. She has the guts to stand up for respectable quality education. I commend her. This is an issue about a right to privacy. Also accuracy in colleges representation of academic classes.

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