Magazine April 5, 2010, Issue

Bawd and Man at Yale

Students on the campus of Yale University in 2009. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)
Involving lux, veritas, and plenty of adult toys

It sounds like the opening of a pornographic movie: An attractive young teacher saunters up to the blackboard. Next, she ducks behind the podium to slip off her tights. Before you know it, she’s standing topless and bare-chested in front of the entire class, calling for a few student “volunteers.” But this story isn’t fiction.

The teacher, in this case, was a porn actress named Madison Young. Young was invited to speak at Yale University in February as part of a nine-day series of lectures, panels, and special events known as “Sex Week at Yale.”

Introduced in 2002, Sex Week at Yale

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