(Crimson) It started last October with a meal in Currier dining hall with a handful of friends who shared something in common: an affinity for kinky sex. More than a year after the group first began informally meeting over meals to discuss issues and topics relating to kinky sex, Harvard College Munch has grown from seven to about 30 members and is one of 15 student organization that will be approved by the Committee on Student Life this Friday. Michael, who was granted anonymity by The Crimson to protect his privacy, is the founder of Munch, an informal lunch or dinner meeting for people across the kink community. For him, the recognition will provide a sense of ease for current and future members, knowing they are receiving institutional support. “If you come to campus and you have the sexual interests we represent, you may not even suspect that such a group exists,” Michael said. Mae, a member of the organization who asked to be identified by her middle name, said since its formation the group has provided her with a comfortable space to discuss her interests. “I didn’t think that anyone was even remotely interested [in kink] on campus,” Mae said. “It’s a community where you can feel safe, and you can feel comfortable talking about [kink].” “Pretty much everyone who joins this club always thought they were alone,” Michael said.

Could not be more of a classic Harvard move than the Harvard College Munch. Everyone thought this was a fuck group, right? Like a bunch of people who get together and have an orgy? Nope! Over in Cambridge it’s literally national news to form a group to fucking talk about sex. Not a group that signs sex contracts then whips each others’ ass with ball gags in their mouth and anal beads shoved in their small intestine. But a group that goes to lunch with a copy of 50 Shades of Grey that has the fuck scenes underlined. You know what every other college in the country calls that? What they call sitting around a table at lunch time and talking about sex? It’s called lunch. Don’t need to put a pretty ribbon on it by calling it the “munch” club. Don’t need to report it in the school paper and send out a press release to Tom Brokaw. Just call it going to lunch with your friends. But, as usual, the Crimson have to try and remind us that everything is fancier in Cambridge. They’re even better at talking about sex than us.

PS – but if anyone tells me when the next Harvard Munch meeting is I will be there in a fucking heartbeat. I’ll be able to hold my own. I’ve never had BDSM sex but I have jerked off to some shit that horrified me.