im taking a human sexuality course and its been pretty fun so far cause the teacher is cool and not a real sexologist. i mean shes still a bioanthropologist but she describes herself as just “having an interest” in this topic, so its been pretty goofy.
we recently got finished with the penis section. she showed us part of this documentary made by this british guy obsessed with his tiny penis. it was hilarious but definitely could/would nevvverrrrr be shown on the american bbc.
anyway, all it took to get the class laughing was slides showing “human variation” in this area. and its very interesting because we just started vulvas now and the teacher showed a similar slide and no one laughed. vulvas just arnt funny.
but the thing is the vulva class was pretty goofy too, just the humor came more from questions and observations than from just subject matter. like i asked “do other animals squirt?” and when we were looking at a legs-spread vagina diagram one guy in the back was like “it kind of looks like the eye of sauron.” The teacher said she was gonna keep that one.
also like all anthropology classes ive had so far, most people in this class are women. but during the penis section the men were making comments and asking questions, but in the vulva section they dont talk. well except for sauron guy in the back, but i think theres a fairly good chance hes gay (talks with stereotypical lisp, is taking a human sexuality class) so he may have a layer of social buffer between him and encountering a vulva in real life. thus giving him the ability to make jokes about it?
i wonder if the reason the men dont ask questions about vulvas is because socially it would make them appear sexist or ignorant to ask a silly question? or in the same vein they just dont think of any to ask. the women had no problem asking questions in the penis section though.
i dont know its very interesting to me. i will see if the men have anything more to say as we do more of the vulva section next week.