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You crazy kids and your crazy campus sex. Keep it in your pants or take it to the dorms already.
Now, I can understand taking a mid-finals week study break in the library for a private study room handy — just a quick study tug to release some exam pressure and maybe some dutiful reciprocation by way of a little up-skirt, two-finger oil check with your partner. Full on intercourse in the library, though? It’s just a risky play. There’s just too much movement, clothes removal and noise going on there for a quiet, public place like a university library.
“I saw two big, fat, naked students having sex in non-fiction on the seventh floor. How am I supposed to study with that going on, Doug?” – Student McGavin
But according to The Daily Tar Heel, in an exposé posted in April of last year, a subculture of sexual activity was discovered at UNC’s Davis Library. Some nasty sexual activity too, like the nasty Craigslist kind where the lines between consent, rape and murder sometimes intersect. This was a public library, though, so felonious activities — aside from the occasional stimulant distribution — are not commonplace. Shit was still nasty, though.
A search for “Davis Library” on the personals section of the Raleigh Craigslist turns up a series of requests for sexual favors, posts that have caught the attention of some library employees.
Besides the posts, library employees cite graphic evidence, including semen-filled condoms draped over chairs and stuck to the walls.
Some Craigslist posts were subtle and discrete:
“On campus for a marathon study day,” reads one Craigslist post published April 1. “Would be interested in a study break at Davis Library if you’re interested.”
Some were blunt:
Others include post titles “UNC student seeks BJ” and “studying in library — help me relieve some stress.”
Whether this copious amount of dirty library sex culminated into a widespread on-campus sex problem that led to the decision to install condom dispensers in university bathrooms is unclear, but I believe it’s safe to say the study sex at least catalyzed it.
Ten condom dispensers will soon be installed in bathrooms in central locations like the Student Union, Rams Head Recreation Center and the Student Recreation Center to give students greater access to condoms — and the ability to take them in private.
“We know from research that the provision of affordable and accessible condoms is one way to reduce the burden of (sexually transmitted infections) and unintended pregnancy,” said Diana Sanchez, a Carolina Health Educator Counselor for Sexuality, in an email.
College kids are gonna hump each other. It’s what college kids do; they hump. I applaud the Tar Heel administration’s forward thinking here. Keep the students disease and baby free.
[via The Daily Tar Heel]