Boston-area college bans sex with roommate around

Good roommates employ good manners... and clean socks.

Good roommates employ good manners... and clean socks.

By: Thomas Ramsay

BOSTON (AP) — Sex in a dorm at Tufts University is fine. Sex in a Tufts dorm with your roommate there? That’s a no-no.

The Boston-area school has a new policy this semester banning sexual activity while a roommate is in the same room.

A school spokeswoman said Tuesday that Tufts issued the rule after a dozen or so complaints in the past three years.

The school maintains the new policy is about respect and consideration, not about regulating students’ behavior.

The policy is aimed at the school’s 5,000 undergraduates. Officials say they hope it’ll get roommates talking about how to best share space.

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