The New York Times Magazine published an article in January about a new phenomena called “naked parties” at Ivy League schools.
Following in that tradition, they published an article this Sunday about another new trend: campus porn magazines
Aaron Foster, a junior majoring in history at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, was browsing Craigslist one day in 2005 when he saw an ad for nude models. It had been posted by Boink, a glossy new sex magazine by and about college students founded by Alecia Oleyourryk, then a senior at nearby Boston University, and Christopher Anderson, a software consultant in his 30s moonlighting as a photographer. Ã¢â‚¬Å“YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to pay me $200, and all I have to do is pretend to be with a chick Ã¢â‚¬â€ youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to pay me to do that?Ã¢â‚¬Â was how Foster, now 24, a slim, dark-haired former marine with pierced nipples and tattoos of raking animal claws on his back, described his reaction.
As a recent college graduate, I don’t know how it would be possible to pose nude for a magazine and then walk into a classroom knowing several people in it have seen you nude. However, I can see how this kind of porn (if that’s what you want to call it, some magazines take a more artsy approach) would be very popular on college campuses. As the article indicates, seeing a porn star you’ll never meet is much less exciting than seeing porn with a person you might pass on the way to class.