College Instructor Allegedly Required Students to Masturbate, Reveal Sex Fantasies in Order to Pass
A college instructor at Western Nevada College is accused of requiring students to masturbate and publicly reveal personal sex-fantasies in order to pass a “human sexuality” class, according to a federal complaint filed in U.S. District Court last month. ~ Jason Howerton
Tom Kubistant, the instructor, allegedly forced freshman and late-high school students to “openly discuss their orgasms” and masturbate, according to the federal complaint, filed by former Western Nevada College student and aspiring social worker Karen Royce, 60.
Kubistant “locked the classroom door” and played a “90-minute movie… depicting females engaging in sex and having an orgasm,” Royce’s complaint says.
He also allegedly told the class, which included high school students taking the class for college credit, he would “increase their sexual urges to such a height that they won’t be able to think about anything other than sex.”
Kubistant “announced to the entire class they must masturbate if they intended to pass the class,” according to the complaint. This was after Royce voiced her objection to the assignment, which she says made him “agitated.”
The complaint also reveals Kubistant assigned a final term paper entitled “A Sexual Case Study… You!“ Though the term paper was considered ”confidential,” it was to be turned in to Kubistant and never returned to students. The assignment required students to explain how they lost their virginity, any sexual abuse they have experiences, what gets them sexually aroused, their masturbation habits and their promiscuity behaviors, among other things.
Failure to leave out any of the perviously mentioned topics would result in Kubistant deducting points from their grade, Royce alleges.
Royce, a victim of past sexual abuse, said she “felt pure terror” when she received the assignment.
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She states she brought her concerns directly to Kubistant who refused to dismiss her from writing the paper. According to Royce, he said the project would “be cathartic” and she would need to complete it.
Royce then contacted the school’s legal department who told her that Kubistant had the “upmost freedom in teaching and in ‘research.’”
The school’s legal department also pointed to a waiver she had signed at the beginning of the class that outlined the class may contain “language” that would make students feel uncomfortable.
The waiver may have warned students about the potential for offensive language but it makes no reference to a masturbation requirement or mentions students would be required to reveal personal sexual thoughts and detail their sexual abuse to pass the class.
Royce previously spoke out about her experiences in the class in an interview with KRNV:
Royce filed the federal complaint against both Kubistant and Western Nevada College on June 25, 2012. She claims the class assignments were intrusive and translate into sexual harassment.
“Not only was she shocked by the assignments [and] the personal inquiries, but she herself had been a victim of sexual abuse. One of his requests was that people put in writing if they’d had sexual-abuse experiences,” Royce’s attorney, Ken McKenna told ABCNews.com. “How the authorities for this college could allow this man to conduct his class in this fashion and in effect say that‘s OK with us is so outrageous it’s beyond belief.”
He continued, “I think he needs to be terminated. He has crossed so many ethical, legal and moral boundaries… My mind immediately went to the question is he grooming these young 17-, 18-, 19-year-olds so he can have further contact with them outside the school environment? His behavior borders on perversion.”
Surprisingly, Western Nevada College has since defended Kubistant after an investigator reviewed the course syllabus and interviewed students and found “no evidence” of sexual harassment.
“The investigator found no evidence to support the student’s complaint of sexual harassment,” school spokeswoman Anne Hansen said in a statement. “In fact, the investigator found that the instructor was considered to be an excellent and caring professor, who, with the exception of that one student, appeared to be universally admired by other students who had taken the course.”
Kubistant did not respond The Blaze’s request for comment in time for this report.
Jason Howerton - July 13, 2012 - posted at TheBlaze