Sex magazine raises eyebrows at Columbia

March 17, 2009 2:12:38 PM PDT
Depending on your perspective, readers can find 101 lessons in the new magazine. Technically speaking there's information on anatomy, biology and sociology.

It's all in the form of strip club reviews, classmates in the buff and an article on the origins of the vibrator.

The debut issue of C-Spot hasn't quite made a splash but the word is making it's way around campus.

Most of the writers are anonymous.

One racy article describes in detail a student who has rough sex with Wall Street men.

In the first issue, C-Spot's editor says she's looking for students to write and model for the salacious magazine.

Keep in mind, the student-run erotic review is not sponsored, sanctioned or promoted by Columbia University in any way.

Columbia students are not the first to put out this type of magazine. The University of Chicago, Boston University, and Harvard students beat them to the punch.

Harvard University's student-produced sex magazine made national headlines when it debuted in the spring of 2004.

H-Bomb magazine contains articles about sex as art, sex advice and photographs of nude Harvard undergraduates.

Some Columbia University students say they're worried the magazine will give the wrong impression about their prestigious school, but for the most part students we talked to were indifferent.

Sophomore Lauren Lizewski said, "I think it's fine. I'm a big believer in free speech. If students want to write about that, then that's their prerogative."

"I don't really have a problem with a lot of things. Do what you want to do. Read it if you want to read it. People who don't want to read about it, don't," junior Casey Black said.

Graduate student Lindsay Barratt added, "Where better than a college campus to have that kind of forum to speak your opinions."

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