On Dec. 2, 2006, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel published an article focusing on the more lascivious aspects of a UW-Madison student group. The group in question was Sex Out Loud, an information and education student organization at the university that's been around for almost 12 years.
This article, not surprisingly, attracted attention, with one UW College Republican activist declaring the program "embarrassing" and Christian Schneider (the writer formerly known as "Dennis York") asking "where did we go wrong when sex became so important that the UW-Madison felt they needed to teach it?"
As other observers attested, however, the program is largely focused on a harm-reduction curriculum of using barrier contraception in the practice of safe sex. For example, a Sex Out Loud-commissioned instructional video about how to use condoms was just released by its creator, filmmaker (and former Madisonian) Ben Cohen.
The three-minute video lesson follows below.