Yale Hosts ‘Sex Week’ to Explore ‘Sexual Culture,’ Including Incest and Prostitution

March 6, 2013 - 7:01 PM

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(CNSNews.com) – Yale University has come a long way from its founding by colonial clergymen in the 1640s. March 2013 was ushered in with “Sex Weekend,” featuring workshops and discussions, including one on “sexual fantasies about family members.”

“At Saturday’s workshop [on Mar. 2], multiple student-submitted discussions topics were about sexual fantasies involving family members,” reported a March 4 article in the student newspaper, the Yale Daily News. “When students shared their thoughts on incest, three responses were related to fantasies about fathers.”

The article also said 55 students attended a discussion “to learn about masochistic sexual practices such as those depicted in 50 Shades of Grey,” the best-selling “erotic romance” novel.

The event has a history on campus, with Sex Week traditionally held every other year at the school. The tradition gained national attention when student Nathan Harden wrote a book that was published in 2012, “Sex and God at Yale.”

Harden wrote about lessons in masturbation and oral sex and his disillusionment with the Ivy League school he had dreamed of attending.

The student newspaper article did not mention those kinds of lessons specifically, but did include the results of a survey taken by attendees to this year’s Sex Weekend where 9 percent of respondents said they had been paid to have sex.

The article said seven students organized Sex Week and have plans to make it an annual event.