Sextion: Getting kinky with Harvard

Last week, I asked you all to think long and hard about your craziest sexual experience. And you guys responded in full. Along with Peter in Hillel, you Brown students seem to have taken this campus by storm, from the Quiet Green to the roof of Metcalf to the foursome just last month! WOW!

But Harvard may have beaten us in the kinky department. Last week, The Crimson posted that an organization on its campus, the Harvard College Munch, a group of students that meets (usually over lunch or dinner) to discuss issues relating to kinky sex, has been officially approved by the Committee on Student Life. The club began as an informal meeting of students interested in all aspects of the BDSM acronym (which stands for Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, and Sadism and Masochism) and has since grown into a 30-member operation.

Mae, a member of the club, is quoted in the article as saying, “I didn’t think that anyone was even remotely interested [in kink] on campus. It’s a community where you can feel safe, and you can feel comfortable talking about [kink].” Michael, the founder of Munch, too said, “Pretty much everyone who joins this club always thought they were alone.” 

An article in The Crimson written last semester explains that members of the group described the importance of having a kink community on campus and hoped that it could open up broader discussions of sex on campus. In doing so, “they say they hope to deconstruct the notion that sex has to proceed in a particular direction.” This sounds like a pretty Brown concept, if I do say so myself. I believe, and hope, that conversations are happening on this campus everyday!

While I don’t tend to want to jump on any bandwagon with Harvard, does a kink community have an important role to play on this campus? I’m sure other groups like Munches exist in the Providence area, but what about right on campus? Does a group like this already exist and I’m just hopelessly unaware?

So, kinky people! Let Harvard lead us by example. Why not munch on a falafel at the Ivy Room or a panini at the Gate at a real and proper munch?! And let our kinky flags fly.

Stay sexy everyone,

MonMon

 

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