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Written by Emma Grosskopf

When you put a bunch of 20-something year olds together on a small campus, you’re going to have some tension. Sexual tension.

This campus reeks of it.

There’s no point in pretending that the majority of RC’s student body isn’t sexually active, but it seems that out of this cloud of hookup culture has emerged a couple of unspoken rules.

One of them being, “don’t hook up with your neighbors.”

Some might see this as a no brainer. Some might question as to why hooking up with a neighbor is a bad thing! After all, it is convenient, isn’t it? It limits the need for an embarrassing walk of shame!

We’re all adults, right? We can handle it!

But can we? The people on this campus are legal adults, but sometimes we act like children emotionally.

If you don’t believe me, just look to our collective obsession with Tinder and our unfortunate campuswide reliance on Natural Light to forget our massive workload. 

Hooking up at college is a natural pattern, and there’s no real need to change that, as long as those who are sexually active are safe. 

But smart sex is just as important as safe sex. 

RC students have enough to worry about without concerning themselves with awkward run-ins and avoiding a neighbor who will inevitably pop up wherever you go.

If you must schtup a hallmate, make sure you can both act and communicate like adults afterward to alleviate any post-coital awkwardness. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck in a tiring cycle of avoidance and embarrassment until move-out day comes along.