Starri Hedges is every student’s favorite teacher at Gaia Democratic School in Minnesota. Not for her propensity to show movies instead of expanding minds through the gift of knowledge, but because she took a “dozen middle- and high-school-aged students” to a dildo emporium named the Smitten Kitten to teach them about the birds and the bees and the Rabbits.
While at Smitten Kitten, students sat in the front in a library section of the store, Hedges said. Everything deemed pornographic was off limits to the students, though sex toys and other products were visible, Hedges said.
The field trip offered students access to educators and products that could be used to practice safer sex, Hedges said. Some students bought condoms, she said. (Via Star Tribune)
Gaia is a private school, so the Minnesota Department of Education has no authority, though their spokesman did say, “I don’t think anybody would think that going to the Smitten Kitten is a great idea.” Oh, and in case you don’t live in South Minneapolis, the Smitten Kitten dubs itself a “progressive sex toy store for everyone,” including teenagers, apparently. Also, they sell a Happy Valley butt plug for only $34.99, which seems like a really good price.