Tufts Stuff: No Visible Sex In Dorms
CNN reports: A new policy at Tufts University prohibits students in dorms from having sex while their roommate is in the room. The university's formal rule also bars so-called "sexiling" -- exiling a roommate from the room so the other roommate can engage in sexual activity.
(That’s nothing new. When I was in college, stud and studette just put a piece of paper in the room’s number plate, which meant “Keep out; procreation in progress.”)
Callie Morton, a freshman at Tufts, told WHDH-TV, "If someone is going to go and have sex while their roommate is in the room, I mean I think that's kind of gross.” The new guidelines for students hosting overnight guests say, "You may not engage in sexual activity while your roommate is present in the room.”
I always thought of that activity was kind of private. Not that near-strangers should be banging each other like rabbits, which they should not, but even if they think of sex as not much more than a recreational activity, it’s not supposed to be a spectator sport. As people often are heard to say: “Get a room.” And not your roommate’s.