Lawmaker derides Virginia Tech students’ ‘Sex Talk Live’ show

VIRGINIA —- When two Virginia Tech studentshosted the popular campus talk show Sex Talk Live late last month, theydid not realize that their fake orgasm and sex position charade competitionswould put them in an awkward position with a state lawmaker.After seeingan article in the university’s student newspaper about the show, Robert G.Marshall, R-Manassas, objected to the Sept. 24 show’s contests and prizes,which included sex toys for winners. The show was held in front of alive audience of about 500 students and will broadcast exclusively on the campuscable system after it is edited.Sarah Davis, station manager forVirginia Tech Television, said station officials intentionally confined thebroadcast of Sex Talk Live to on-campus television because they intendedit to be seen exclusively by the college audience.Davis said the showprovided an important service for students.”The two hosts answerlive calls about an important subject in an educational and entertainingway,” she said.But in a Sept. 25 letter to Virginia Tech PresidentCharles Steger, Marshall listed seven questions he wanted answered, including,”Do you think this is an appropriate student activity?” and”Please explain to me how