USA: When Sex Isn’t Sexy: My Bizarre Education at Yale University

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, USA by Nathan Harden of the Daily Beast (8/21/12) — What do Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Clarence Thomas, Sam Alito, and Sonya Sotomayor have in common? They were all educated at Yale. And what do porn stars Sasha Grey, Ron Jeremy, and Buck Angel have in common? They are just a few of the many sex industry personalities who have been invited to lecture or “educate” Yale students in the last few years.

When the average person thinks of Yale University, sex probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Nevertheless, in recent years Yale has positioned itself as a leader in a radical new form of sex education, complete with sex toy pageants, porn star lectures, sadomasochism seminars, and fellatio demonstrations. What does any of that have to do with the mission of Yale University? That’s the question I set out to answer in my new book, Sex & God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad. As a recent Yale grad, class of 2009, I can attest—it wasn’t as exciting as it sounds. And as Yale’s example proves—being obsessed with sex doesn’t necessarily make you sexy

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