'Sex and God at Yale': a Recent Alumnus Hopes His Memoir Provokes Some Soul-Searching

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David Bean

Nathan Harden, a 2009 graduate, indicts his alma mater as having lost its moral compass.

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David Bean

Nathan Harden, a 2009 graduate, indicts his alma mater as having lost its moral compass.

In the winter of 2010, during a popular tradition at Yale University known as Sex Week, a representative of a sex-toy company called Babeland gave a talk to an eager audience of more than a thousand Yale undergraduates. Before long, the students, who had packed a lecture hall in one of the university's stately Gothic buildings, were chanting popular slang for male and female genitalia, simulating oral sex techniques using their hands (and pieces of fruit), and absorbing the speaker's tips on