USC Students That Are Into Kinky Sex Can Now Join The ‘BDSM Club’

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When I was in college I was in a fraternity, played a little intramural sports, and hung out at bars. There really weren’t any “clubs” that I wanted to join so that was pretty much it for me.

But now there’s a club at USC that if it had been in existence at my school I might have had to check out at least one meeting, you know, just to see who else was there: The BDSM Club, an official university organization.

I blame all this on that abomination Fifty Shades of Grey, but still, I am curious. What exactly do people who join USC’s BDSM Club do exactly? You know, besides hook up on Whiplr.

According to the Daily Trojan the club is “dedicated to helping “kinky” Trojans who want to learn about the BDSM alternative sexuality and encouraging them to practice safely.”

Other than special events such as the workshop, the club concentrates on bi-weekly meetings, known as “munches,” where students can discuss BDSM, kink and fetishes in a judgment-free safe space over snacks. Seven to 10 students currently attend the discussions regularly.

According to Hannah, a member of the club’s executive board who declined to share her last name because she has not yet told her family of her involvement in BDSM, one of the goals of the USC BDSM club is to overcome the stereotypes associated with the lifestyle.

“A lot of people who find out that I’m affiliated with the club say, ‘You don’t look like that kind of person,’” Hannah said. “But I say, ‘What did you expect?’ My experiences meeting people in the Los Angeles community is that these people are doctors and lawyers and they’re in Hollywood, and they’re normal. They’re not covered in tattoos and piercings and wearing leather. They’re normal people.”

Not sure using “Hollywood” is the best example for describing “normal people,” but with over 850 student-run clubs at USC, I suppose a BDSM club probably isn’t the weirdest thing the school supports.

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