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Report: Students have more sex if in coed dorms

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College Student

A new study in the Journal of American College Health is announcing something that many of us have known for a long, long, long time: College students who are in coed housing have sex more than students in single-sex housing. As Homer Simpson would say, “Doh.” Portions of the study appeared in the USA today and revealed:  of the 510 students surveyed, 87% lived in coed dorms and

were more likely to say they’d had a sexual partner in the past year and more likely to think its all right ‘for two people to get together for sex and not necessarily expect anything further…

Can somebody say Friends With Benefits? This study also found that students were more likely to

say they drink alcohol at least weekly and far more likely to say they drink excessively on a regular basis – 41.5% reported weekly binge drinking

So here’s my question: Why are there co-ed dorms in the first place if it leads students to drink more and be more sexually active? Is that what colleges are going for?

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Yasmin Shiraz

Yasmin Shiraz

Yasmin Shiraz is the Award winning Author of Retaliation a novel about a community’s response to youth violence. In 2009, it was selected as one of the top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers by the American Library Association. She is the author of The Blueprint for My Girls: How To Build A Life Full of Courage, Determination & Self Love (Simon and Schuster) and five other books. Her best selling “Blueprint” empowerment series is utilized as a self esteem, motivational, and educational tool at middle and high schools, after school programs, non-profit youth centers, as well as Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the country. Yasmin Shiraz is the President of Still Eye Rise Media, an independent production company which films educational and thought provoking documentaries that chronicle the lives, traumas and experiences of youth. Her films include the award winning, Can She Be Saved? film, The Difference Film, as well as Sources: A Webseries on teen suicide.

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