“Wanna slither your basilisk into my chamber of secrets?
Ugh. “Harry Potter” and sex. Could there be a more magical combination? Some brains at Boston University seem to think that, no, there could not. Apparently the university is hosting a sexual education seminar, and guess what the theme is? A group of wizards and their magic-squirting wands.
I know. We all went to the wrong school. Didn’t you hear? BU is the new Hogwarts.
According to The Boston Globe, two interns (of all people) came up with the idea to mix “HP” and sex to teach students about the birds, bees, and how to be safe when you make a penis go all Petrificus Totalus. The Boston Globe went on to say:
As part of a monthlong sexual health and education program called “Frisky February,” Michelle Goode and Jamie Klufts, will step into the world of wizardry for a discussion of consensual intimacy during an event titled “Sex-ed at Hogwarts.”
“A lot of students entering college don’t actually get a foundation in sexual health, so we are going back to the basics, and finding ways to loop in references and scenarios from Harry Potter,” said Klufts, who works with Goode at BU’s Wellness and Prevention Services program.
The idea for the magical mashup came when Klufts and Goode realized that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling missed an opportunity in her writing to address questions about sex that most students have when in junior high and high school.
While I admit there was a lack of sex amongst the Hogwarts crowd, I just pegged it up to the fact that our three main pals were kind of…you know…lame. Don’t get me wrong, I love them to death, but the one girl Harry almost got with (Besides Ginny. Come on. You know they did the ol’ “condom of invisibility” in the Room of Requirement once or twice.) was Cho, and that was a mess. Hermione was too much of a control freak to realize that she was a regulation hottie. And Ron? Well, he was, you know, Ron.
Apparently, however, I was wrong. Or maybe I just can’t picture my childhood friends doing the nasty right behind The Fat Lady. Either way, the interns think that they can teach students about safe sex using “topics, situations, and even vernacular from the books as examples to discuss topics including responsible drinking, contraception, and sexually transmitted diseases.” Ugh, don’t you just love muggles?.