There's so much to consider when you're packing up all your belongings to move into your new college dorm room freshman year. First: Are you even going to be allowed on campus? If you are permitted to move in, will a COVID-19 outbreak mean you'll be moving back home before midterms? Then, if you make it to your dorm, there are more mundane questions: Which bedspread should you buy? Do you need both a microwave and a mini fridge? But the question you might not have asked yourself: How am I going to have sex?
If sex hasn't crossed your mind during all the planning, maybe it should. Lots of people have at least a few college hookups (some amazing, some not-so-much) during their first year, because being away at school offers them sexual freedom they've never had. But sometimes, your parents' prying eyes get replaced by your roommate's study schedule — or this year, concerns over having visitors in a shared space amid the pandemic — and it's not quite as easy to have sex as you thought.