Harvard provides official recognition to BDSM sex-club
Harvard University granted a controversial BDSM sex-club official school recognition on Wednesday, Campus Reform has confirmed.
The student club, Harvard College Munch, is a group of roughly 20 members that meets weekly to explicitly discuss matters related to BDSM and other forms of kinky sex.
School recognition will allow the club to apply for university funding and promote their group on school property, reports Harvard’s student newspaper, The Crimson.
A spokesperson from Harvard University was not immediately made available to Campus Reform for comment.
In an article published earlier this year, students in the group spoke freely about fantasies of rape, forced feeding, and impersonating animals during sex.
The founder of the group, who has been kept anonymous, told The Crimson that the chief advantage of being granted recognition “is the fact of legitimacy.”
He added that school recognition “shows we are being taken seriously.”
However, some students on the Ivy League campus are condemning the move by Harvard’s administration.
“It’s crazy,” James McGlone, Vice President of the pro-abstinence student group, the Harvard College Anscombe Society, told Campus Reform.
“I don’t think they are healthy or beneficial for any students and to legitimize this student group is irresponsible for the administration,” he added.
Harvard University was recently the site of controversy over an “incest-fest” party which a prominent hall hosts in the winter.
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