Harvard's New Kinky Sex Club Is '50 Shades' of Bizarre


Harvard sex clubA kinky sex club at Harvard University just received recognition by the school as an official club. The group, known as "Munch" for its meeting times (somewhere between dinner and lunch), is now officially part of the prestigious university's club community. 

It was made official the same day as the Harvard College Comics Club, the Harvard Undergraduate Mathematics Association, and the Harvard Undergraduate Maternal Health Initiative. Hilarious. Odd. Perfectly appropriate, right? It's a strange phenomenon.

I am pretty sure that our sexual proclivities are generally private. You wouldn't find a vanilla sex club, for instance, replete with those of us who prefer monogamy and straight-up missionary style. It would be a boring club, though. This kink club sounds way more fun.

As is typical of Harvard, it's all very intellectual, and hey, if this breaks the stereotype of people who are into kinky sex being freaks who aren't well educated and out of their minds, then fine. But didn't Fifty Shades of Grey already do that?

My guess is that Harvard -- and the BDSM community in general -- frowns upon Fifty Shades for many reasons, not the least of which is that it's not REAL BDSM.

The truth is, Fifty Shades is more female fantasy than pure BDSM. A rich man is perfect and has eyes only for one woman, save for his little kink fetish? Yeah. Not exactly realistic.

Still, all of these things combine to open up a larger discussion about sex. And while I generally think personal sexuality is a private matter, it's also good to be open about sex in general. The more we talk about these things and the more open we can be, the better. Maybe we will all learn something, judge less, and have better sex lives.

It may not be my thing, but good for them. Good for Harvard for respecting their students and good for students for being open enough to ask for what they want. It's a win all around.

Meanwhile, I'll just keep hoping for the vanilla sex club. Fingers crossed!

What do you think of the kinky sex club?


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nonmember avatar Jamie

Can we really stop it with the 50 shades thing? I attend a regular local munch. We wear street clothes. We talk about our jobs. We make jokes about how only masochists would read 50 shades of whatever.

Saying 'bdsm' 'fetish' 'kink' whatever is ok. That book is awful and it has nothing to do with safe sane and consensual stuff.

Frida266 Frida266

Arent there enough rapes of college campuses without promoting perversion?  Not that my daughter's grades would get her in, but I woudln't want her to go there if they did.

nonmember avatar Cass

Frida, would you be concerned about your daughter attending a school with a religious club other than your own? Maybe an atheist club? I think this is a fantastic way to bring kink into the light of day for people at an age where bad information about sex is prevalent. People are going to have sex. People are going to have kinky sex. Unfortunately, people are likely to encounter dangerous situations when seeking kink partners. This club should help members explore their kinky sides while staying safe. If your daughter isn't into that, it wouldn't make a difference if her school had 50 clubs like this. If she is, then munches are a SAFE way for her to explore that. I don't know how anybody could argue against them.

Austin Keenan

Intellectual my foot!     It's removing the layers of propriety that human civilization has created and taking us back to acting like the animals that we are.     It's just a matter of time before we'll be having sex with anyone at anytime that strikes our fancy because we've shed those distasteful "intellectual" constraints.   

Only time will tell if this is good or bad but the sexual revolution is one of the primary reasons why we have so many single moms living in poverty.    We need to recognize the cause and the effect so we're not always in reactive mode to the unintended consequences. 

Dianna Zerbe

with all of these crazy clubs when do they have any time for learning?

Carmela Machado

I'm a woman not afraid of my sexuality! If your not a Harvard student, u can still join www,secretsexsociety,com it's Free Membership, that is open to all adults 18yrs & over. Meet new people of various sexual backgrounds. It's open minded where everyone is looking for something different, find others who share your common sexual interests. Enjoy! :-)

lasombrs lasombrs

i find it an odd club for a school to back but not against what the club represents i just dont think it should be school sponsored

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