Liberal Arts

It's sex week at Yale.

As explained by Sarah Matthes ’13, a large portion of this pattern can potentially be attributed to what is commonly referred to as “DFMO,” short for dance-floor makeout. Citing Safety Dance, fraternity parties and Modern Love as common hookup venues, she described kissing as “trivial” in the light of questions pertaining to intercourse and oral sex.  Even at Toad’s Place or a campus party, kissing someone is considered a dance move.
I've often wondered how young folks justify going into deep debt to cover the $200,000 tab for a 4 year diploma from a fine school like Yale. It's obviously hard for older people to understand just how much the curriculum has... matured.
“From a single guy’s point of view, I find few things more fun than going out at night and seeing what I can come home with,” Robby Wyper ’13 said. “It’s fun. It’s exciting. I’m not looking to fill my empty heart. Wednesday through Saturday you have a pretty decent shot at hooking up with somebody.”
Hey... how are you supposed to survive the other three days?
According to the poll, 31.2 percent of students have performed or received oral sex within the last week, and 28.5 percent of students have had intercourse within the last week. This surprised Matthes and several other students interviewed; Matthes said she believed many girls often refused to participate in oral sex but would consent to intercourse.
Is anyone old enough to remember those days that are rumored to have once existed in which getting through college required devoted, all consuming effort?
Ruck maintained that, when it comes to sex at Yale, “If you want it, it’s there. At the end of the day, you can get laid. … You’re not forced to see them on a daily basis so you can get away with it. People don’t care about the consequences and don’t think about it.”
In the old days, none of this behavior would have been considered Kosher.
Sex Week at Yale began as a Jewish event, a Kosher Sex Week, to get Jews involved in the Jewish community who would otherwise not be involved. After weeks of organizing this Jewish-centric event, the week's founder approached other student groups with the idea and they swiftly got involved.
Back when adults ran our society, women lived in dorms that protected them from the guys - they had to be in by curfew, the doors were locked... anyone live through that?
As mentioned in the Yale Herald in 2002, "Soon the Women's Center, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Co-op, and Student Health Education (which had always given sex talks around Valentine's Day) were on board to co-sponsor the project. As a result, the focus of the event widened to include not only "kosher sex," but also safe sex, great sex, college sex, and tantric sex. Thus was Campus-wide Sex Week, as the event has been re-titled, born."
Certainly, college life sounds more appealing all the time, and we understand why the kids think it's worthwhile. But one has to wonder why parents think they should be paying for 4 years of sex drugs and rock and roll.