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Preview: ‘The Art of Cunnilingus’ to be discussed at LLC next Tuesday



Next Tuesday a certified clinical sexologist will visit the University of Oregon to address “the art of cunnilingus.”

Dr. Victoria Hartmann, director of the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas, believes that anyone – not just parents – can teach their children about sex. Dr. Hartmann’s mother was very open about sexuality and was one individual who inspired Dr. Hartmann to study human sexuality.

“How are they going to have a conversation with you about sex if they have shame about it themselves?” asked Dr. Victoria Hartmann.

Hartmann will visit the UO to offer one of the museum’s most popular lectures, “The Art of Cunnilingus” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the LLC Performance Hall (1455 East 15th Ave). For those who aren’t in the know, cunnilingus is oral sex performed on the vulva and clitoris.

All students – regardless of gender or sexual orientation – are welcome to attend the lecture, which will include an open Q&A session for students to bring up questions or concerns. She suggested that shame and embarrassment be set aside for the Q&A portion.

“There’s nothing to be ashamed of,” said Dr. Hartmann. “Let’s just accept it.”

Hartmann said that the lecture can be informative for women who haven’t found a way to get to know their own bodies, individuals who want to give their partner more pleasure or anyone who has a question about sex or their body.

“It will always be of benefit to be a little bit more educated on how we relate with people sexually and get to know our own body or the body of our partner,” said Dr. Hartmann. She suggests that this learning should take place in a safe, educational environment.

As museum director, Dr. Hartmann provides therapeutic and educational services in a variety of settings from medical centers, to colleges to her office at the museum. She encourages empathy, trust, safety and a nurturing environment for self-growth.


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