In this Internet age, when everyone who isn't looking to get off is just searching for a reason to be pissed off, current Daily Californian sex columnist Nadia Cho has ruffled a few feathers with her recent account of that classic college pastime: sex in public.
Her piece, which seems perfectly harmless and safe in a way that more horny college kids should aspire to be, details an afternoon romp around a few of the more popular campus spots to bone: in the main library stacks, where up against "the shelves full of books on religion seemed like the best place to fuck." Or in the basement classrooms in Moffitt for "loud ass-slapping sex" and student-teacher roleplaying. Or in Wurster Hall where it turns out the classrooms actually lock.
The inspirational message from Cho, who is the latest in a tradition of tell-all college paper sex columnists, is this: "Just do it." The fun is in the possibility of getting caught, she says, and college should be a fun, open environment in which one can explore their sexuality. Far be it from us to begrudge anyone their discreet public sex romps (because slut-shaming is lame and ruining sex for everyone), but one unidentified Berkeley librarian had some equally compelling arguments for not getting down in one of the school's hallowed temples of knowledge where people are trying to do their homework. In the comments section on the Daily Cal, "Librarian" writes an earnest plea [emphasis ours]:
Please don't fuck in the library. I work here. My staff works here. I told my staff I'd do what I can to make sure theirs is a safe and happy workplace. Now, in addition to pedophiles, thieves, and people with poor bowel function, I've got kids using shitty liberal arts justifications to fuck in the library.
I don't want to rain on your liberating parade or interfere with your bucket list, but you don't have to deal with the complaints. I know you would like your sex life to be more exciting, but do you know what is also exciting? Getting to work and thinking, "there won't be people fucking in the library today" Now that is liberating.
Incidentally, thank you for advising people not to ejaculate in the library. After cleaning up garbage, graffiti, shit that is apparently dropped from 10 feet above the toilet, and a variety of bodily fluids, I hesitate to ask cleaning staff to add ejaculate to that list.
Unfortunately, the rest of the response to Cho's nakedly frank piece is much less well-spoken. With fellow students and more than a few onlookers (probably pissed that they never consummated college educations themselves) taking to the comments section to call her a "really ugly and unattractive" attention whore who uses the F-word too much to be taken seriously. Which: fuck that.