Try getting university recognition, support, and the use of university facilities for your newly founded alternative conservative newspaper, a film society, or a polo team, and see how far you get. But ask Harvard to recognize a BDSM & kinky sex club, and Harvardâ€™s Committee on Student Life is on board, Man.
As the Crimson reports, things will be better for those a little bit different at Harvard now.
â€œIf you come to campus and you have the sexual interests we represent, you may not even suspect that such a group exists,â€ Michael said.
Munch is also now allowed to apply for DAPA food grants, making it easier to find a convenient time and location to meet, instead of gathering in small dining halls.
But for Michael, the biggest advantage to being recognized comes with â€œthe fact of legitimacy,â€ he said. â€œ[Our recognition] shows we are being taken seriously.â€
Britain’s Daily Mail described the club’s founding and membership.
The group, which goes by â€˜Harvard College Munch,â€™ first began its meetings in one of the universityâ€™s dining halls to discuss personal stories and broader issues related to BDSM and other forms of â€˜kinky sexâ€™. …
Munchâ€™s membership has grown to about 30 members from seven when it began more than a year ago and is one of 15 student organization that will be approved by Harvardâ€™s Committee on Student Life this Friday.
None of the groupâ€™s members quoted by the media have been willing to give their full names.
One group member, who goes by â€˜Marie,â€™ told the New York Observer that she enjoys â€˜Bondage, handcuffs and ice play.â€
â€˜Iâ€™ve been hit with a riding crop, a belt, a paddle, canes, a flogger,â€™ she said, â€˜Floggers are my favorite.’