More sex at Yale

Although Yale had planned on having its “sex week” every other year, it must have been too long to wait. Therefore, Yalies just experienced “sex weekend 2013” which, according to Yale Daily News is

A shortened, three-day version of Sex Week — a series of events on sex-related topics held every other year. Sex Weekend, which has been held sporadically in the past, marks the start of an effort to host sex-related events annually to make the program more institutionalized, organizers said.

The Free Dictionary defines an institution as:

A custom, practice, relationship, or behavioral pattern of importance in the life of a community or society: the institutions of marriage and the family.

Marriage and family? Hardly. Here is what Yale wants institutionalized:

Paris is Burning

Co-sponsored by the African-American Cultural Center

Come for a screening of Paris is Burning, the award-winning and ground-breaking documentary of the Harlem drag ball scene in the late ’80s. This film introduced vogue dancing, throwing shade, reading and realness to the wider queer community — come learn about the origins of this cultural vocabulary in the queer Black and Latino/a community of New York, and see the fabulous drag and poignant stories that has made Paris is Burning a queer classic!

In case you didn’t know, Yale is known as the “Gay Ivy.” Here’s another workshop:

Sex: Am I Normal with Dr. Jill McDevitt

As a sexologist, the #1 question Dr. Jill gets asked is, “Am I normal?” In this interactive college sensitivity training, students use their cell phones to anonymously ask and answer questions about their sexual attitudes and behaviors, and their responses come up in real time as bar charts. Topics include discussions on the difference between “normative” and “normal”, insecurities, STIs, sex work, sexual violence, sexual orientation and gender identity. The workshop centers around goals of sensitivity to sexual diversity, self-reflection, and compassion.

In an article on the website, campusreform.org, Katherine Timpf writes:

The session was hosted by “sexologist” Dr. Jill McDevitt, who owns a sex store called Feminique in West Chester, Pa…

Event director Giuliana Berry ’14 told Campus Reform in an interview on Monday that the workshop was brought to campus to teach students not to automatically judge people who may have engaged in these sorts of activities, but rather to respond with “understanding” and “compassion.”

“People do engage in some of these activities that we believe only for example perverts engage in,” she said. “What the goal is is to increase compassion for people who may engage in activities that are not what you would personally consider normal.”

McDevitt referred to the range of activities discussed in the workshop as “sexual diversity.”

“It tries to get people to be more sensitive … to sexual diversity,” McDevitt told Campus Reform in an interview on Monday. “We’re not all heterosexual, able-bodied folks who have standard missionary sex.”

Event director Giuliana Berry ’14 told Campus Reform in an interview on Monday that the workshop was brought to campus to teach students not to automatically judge people who may have engaged in these sorts of activities, but rather to respond with “understanding” and “compassion.”

“People do engage in some of these activities that we believe only for example perverts engage in,” she said. “What the goal is is to increase compassion for people who may engage in activities that are not what you would personally consider normal.”

McDevitt referred to the range of activities discussed in the workshop as “sexual diversity.”

“It tries to get people to be more sensitive … to sexual diversity,” McDevitt told Campus Reform in an interview on Monday. “We’re not all heterosexual, able-bodied folks who have standard missionary sex.”

Okay. Here’s another 2013 sex weekend workshop:

Demystifying Kink with Babeland’s Avital Isaacs

Get ready to dive into the world of BDSM and Fifty Shades of Christian Grey! Fifty Shades of Grey and its BDSM erotica have taken the world by storm. But what really is BDSM? How can we take the fantasy of these novels and turn them into reality? How does communication work in BDSM? What about sex toys and safety? Avital Isaacs of Babeland, a sex-toy company that promotes a sex-positive, caring environment is here to give a fun and feisty presentation on what YOU should know about BDSM!

I did a search for “BDSM” and my search engine reported:

No safe search results.

Nice. Is this what people think their kids are getting when they send them off to university?

For Saturday evening entertainment, Yale had this lovely offering:

Sphincter Troupe and Purple Crayon

9–11 PM
St. Anthony’s Crypt

Sex Week presents: Sphincter Troupe, an all-women comedy group, in a joint performance with Purple Crayon!

For all those favoring and/or engaging in “non-standard missionary sex,” I couldn’t care less – unless you’re harming children, animals, or non-consenting adults. However, don’t try to convince the rest of us that this is normal, because it isn’t.

Has evolution brought humanity to the point where humans prefer not to procreate?

What other answer is there? The God of the Bible had some answers, but humanity’s evolved beyond those too. Hasn’t it?

 

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