Princeton University has become the latest Ivy League school to officially charter a student organization that embraces the unconventional sexual methods of bondage, domination, sadism, and masochism, also known as BDSM. And it's about to make its debut in the spring semester.

The new group, called “Princeton Plays,” is now officially recognized by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, as well as the Undergraduate Student Government, making the club eligible to apply for and receive university funding.

According to one member of the group who (unsurprisingly) wished to remain anonymous, a number of students decided they wanted to form an organization on campus to embrace this lifestyle.

“Through conversation, we kinda realized that we wanted a space for this on campus, more than what was out here, which was nothing,” the student told the Princetonian.

Despite popular perceptions of the BDSM lifestyle as a sexual revolution similar to whips and chains or a scene out of the popular book-movie series “50 Shades of Grey,” members insist that the purpose of the club is not to have sex.

“The focus of our group isn’t on sex,” another member group told the Princetonian. “Contrary to popular belief, many people in the kink community are asexual.”

Individuals involved with the organization have also stressed that members will be required to abide by campus rules and regulations concerning sexual activity, as any violation of these guidelines would constitute a Title IX violation and students would be reported to campus police.

“In the kink community, it's the norm to speak with partners and negotiate any activity that might occur,” one member said.

According to members of the organization, students finally decided to go through the process of gaining official recognition as a university organization so that the club could recruit more members, reserve places to meet on Princeton’s campus, and apply for funding from the university to use for student events and trips.

This university-sponsored focus on erotic behavior is shocking when considering Princeton was founded in 1746 by the New Light Presbyterians in order to train ministers.

“Princeton Play’s” follows the lead of a number of Ivy League schools who have allowed their students to form organizations embracing the BDSM lifestyle, including Columbia University’s “Conversio Virium,” Cornell University’s “Crunch,” and Harvard University’s “Munch.”

John Patrick (@john_pat_rick) is a graduate of Canisius College and Georgia Southern University. He interned for Red Alert Politics during the summer of 2012 and has continued to contribute regularly.