Last month, some fellow seniors and I traded stories. I went over and shouted his name pretty close to his ear. There was no response.
So I turned to the guy I was with and it was like: But in September, our sex lives were caught in the glare of an awfully bright spotlight. Saying they had received complaints from students in the previous school year, staff members at the Office of Residential Life and Learning at Tufts University produced an amendment to the on-campus guide: Any sexual activity within your assigned room should not ever deprive your roommate s of privacy, study, or sleep time.
Among my circle of friends, the new rule has become the new joke. We all know we should treat our roommates as we would want to be treated.
If someone has misbehaved, we have confronted them ourselves. With so many people living so close together, social situations can present challenges that sometimes prove stressful. In The Tufts Daily, one sophomore recalled a freshman roommate who repeatedly had sex in their shared quarters during the day. Yes, these things can be uncomfortable to bring up, but many things in life are. I would argue that Tufts is probably one of the easiest places in which to voice concerns about this issue.
Here, sex is talked about openly. At least once or twice a year a speaker is brought to campus to discuss issues of sex and sexuality. Kelsey Marie Bell, a senior at Tufts University, is an aspiring journalist. Send comments to coupling globe.
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