Thursday, October 1, 2009

Just Say No To Nookie


Tufts University, in Medford, MA, just two days ago, added a rule to their student handbook banning students from engaging in "the sex act" in their dorm rooms while their roommate is present. Seems officials at the college have been fielding complaints about sexual promiscuity during "lights out" time from students for a while, so they decided to take action. The issue has been hotly contested and analyzed on every newpaper and talk radio station in Boston.

Opponents say it is a direct violation of a students constitutional rights of freedom, while proponents say, it's time has come. With my own undergraduate dorm days long behind me, I can't say I haven't dealt with this one before on a personal level. Without saying whether I was the violator or the victim, I'll just say that since the dormroom was invented, this issue has been played out in almost every scenario.

Let's take, for example, it's components; young, good looking (for the most part) hormonally fueled 18-21 year-olds, away from home for the first time in their lives, enjoying the fruits of their new found freedom. Can you say sex and drugs and rock and roll?? Hell yes!! And if the sex is free, it's good for the taking. Some believe they are not one's to starve at a banquet, so when the opportunity presents itself, they must dine as if the Apocalypse is fast approaching. Everything and everyone else is considered collateral damage. Others believe that some consideration is in order or possibly a mutually agreed upon sign, that things are gettin' jiggy up in here, and to check back later. *wink, wink*. I'd have to agree with the latter.

Really, how hard is it to find some privacy in college?? Not very. And if you want it bad enough and don't care who sees you, what's to stop you from going for it under some shady tree? And once you add drugs and alcohol into the mix, you usually end up with all bets off the table when it comes to dorm rooms. Then add one pompous and inconsiderate roommate and you've got a sticky situation, quite literally. Bravo to Tufts for giving the student body an option other than the favored f-bomb response from said roommate. I doubt that adding the rule to the handbook will halt the late night nookie in the bed next to you, but it's a start.

It gives the victim a voice when their voice is not being heard over the animalistic moaning and groaning going on over there in the dark.

12 comments:

Organic Meatbag said...

I would think that the room mate NEEDS to be present...you know, to work the video camera!

TROLL Y2K said...

I'm with you but...

Did the ancient freaks who run Tufts believe they couldn't act on the room-mate's complaints until they inserted a line in the Student Handbook about it?

Pop and Ice said...

Whatever happened to having sex in cars?!!!

Bill Stankus said...

Golly, just not enough hayrides, chaperoned dances, cookies n milk, patriotic sing alongs and 10 hour prayer sessions. Oh, wait, this isn't 1809.

I say, let'em play!

Heff said...

I knew I should have gone to college...

SkylersDad said...

I remember back then, all that kept me from having constant sex was my personality...

Scope said...

Either no sex while the roommate is there, or the roommate gets oral, for putting up with it.

Want to put an end to it?

- Get up, turn on the lights, nuke some popcorn, and start watching.
- Keep trying to start a conversation with them.
- Critique technique.
- Camera phone.

Scott Oglesby said...

What ever happened to the tie on the door handle? I rented an apartment in college so I didn’t have to deal with that in the same way, since I had my own lovepad er…..I mean bedroom. I’d imagine that I couldn’t be the perpetrator with out a lot of alcohol involved. And I’d imagine being the victim would be extremely uncomfortable, unless you’re into that voyeuristic shit. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, mind you. The worst I had to deal with was people constantly stealing my food.

The Dental Maven said...

Okay, "Scope" has my 100% endorsement for President of Tufts University. Face it, the man know's how to problem solve and deal with issues head-on.

Jim said...

So much for some doe-eyed young coed realizing her dream of a three-some . . . spoilsports.

Who has a "lights out time" in college, that's what I want to know. What is this, summer camp?

"Ok, kids, it's now 10 PM. Either write a letter home to your parents, start cranking out that 7 - 10 pager that's due tomorrow, or boink your girlfriend."

XO

~E said...

YOu know what...I had my boyfriend spend the night all the time when I was in a college dorm room with my roommate in the room but I definitely draw the line at having sex or even light groping when the roomie is present. That is just rude and disrespectful and doesn't say much about how much you respect yourself.

A friend of mine once had her roommate have sex with her boyfriend in the top bunk of a bunk bed while my friend was in the bottom bunk!

MommaKiss said...

Heard about this. Not sure I could converse w/ a "debate" but it's insane. Whatever happened to just the sock on the door?