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Yale Teaches Students to be Sensitive Towards Bestiality, Incest, Accepting Money for Sex

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This past Saturday, Yale hosted a sensitivity training session where they asked students to consider their views on topics that are overwhelmingly taboo in our society. Included in the discussion were bestiality, incest and accepting money for sex.

The event was a part of Yale’s Sex Weekend that took place Feb. 28 through March 3, and included sponsors such as the Yale Women’s Center, Undergraduate Organizations Committee, the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Education Center at Yale and SELF: The Sexual Literacy Forum.

The workshop was hosted by “sexologist” Dr. Jill McDevitt and was entitled, “Sex: Am I Normal.” It allowed students to anonymously ask and answer questions about sex using their cell phone, with real-time responses being displayed in the form of a bar chart.

Yale Daily News published an article on Monday about the responses that were anonymously revealed during the workshop.

Nine percent of approximately 40 students in attendance had been paid for sex, three percent had admitted to engaging in bestiality, and 52 percent said they participated in “consensual pain” during sex.

Yale junior Giuliana Berry brought the event to campus and told Campus Reform that the reason for it wasn’t to expose the taboo sexual habits of Yale students, but instead to try to teach students not to automatically judge people who may have engaged in these sorts of activities.

“People do in engage in some of these activities that we believe only for example perverts engage in,” Berry 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.”

(Campus Reform)