College Newspaper Editor Resigns After Campus Freaks Out About Mutual Masturbation Column

Is it just us, or are colleges getting kind of prudish? A week after Tufts banned having sex in your dorm when your roommate is present, Towson University is up in arms over a column that ran in the campus newspaper, The Towerlight. A student who goes by the pen name “Lux” writes a regular column called “The Bedpost,” and while most of her pieces went by unnoticed, one called, “How to Make the Feeling Mutual,” about mutual masturbation, has attracted a lot of attention. It features racy lines, like “Make a lot of eye contact during the act and there’s a good chance that you will both orgasm around the same time.” (Read the full column here to get more of the idea.) The big loser in the aftermath of this “scandal” is the Towerlight’s editor-in-chief, Carrie Wood. Administrators asked that she resign, and she’s given in. The whole attitude seems a little retro; I don’t know where you went to college, but in my experience, you’d be lucky if mutual masturbation is all that students are doing. It’s just about the safest sex there is. [ABC 2 News]