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    Harvard to Get BDSM Sex Club

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19:  Domina whips a submissive man at a dungeon party during the DomConLA convention in the early morning hours of May 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. DomCon brings together enthusiasts of BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Submission and Dominance) and other sexual fetishes. The convention, started in 2003 by fetish professional, Mistress Cyan, is claimed to be the largest convention of its kind in the U.S. DomConLA will continue through May 20.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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    They may be socially awkward, but chains and whips excite them. Harvard University is expected to officially approve a student BDSM club, Harvard College Munch, on Friday. Approval by the Committee on Student Life will allow Munch to host and promote gatherings on campus and apply for grants from the Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisors organization. The group’s founder, known only as Michael, says that the group will now have “institutional support” to provide reassurance to its members. Perhaps a little too much reassurance—one member of the group said she had been hit with a riding crop, a belt, and canes at a private Munch function. A spokesman for Harvard said that the school does not endorse the views of student organizations.

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