Politely telling your roommate to GTFO: The DOs and DON’Ts of Sexiling


Living in a double has its ups and downs. The setup is ideal for the first week of freshman year when you would rather not go to the ice cream social by yourself. However, the lack of privacy can turn into a major issue later on—primarily in the being-naked-with-someone-else department.

Hook-ups come in all shapes and sizes. There are the sober post-date hookups, the afternoon-frolic-between-classes hookups, and the “Hey you’re that cute guy from my class and we’re both drunk and horny” hookups.

As a disclaimer, if you are too intoxicated to properly text your roommate to give them a heads up, you should not be hooking up in the first place. Besides, under those circumstances, there is a higher chance of encountering whisky dick, and no one wants that.

Though it may be awkward, it is important for you and your roommate lay out some preemptive ground rules. Open communication is essential in any relationship, especially if you don’t want to resent each other later on.

1) When it comes to making sure that your roommate doesn’t walk in at the wrong time, plan ahead. Nothing kills your rhythm like an impromptu game of peek-a-boo from behind your dorm room door. But remember, no one should ever be stuck in the hallway until 4 a.m., because that’s plain rude.

2) Establish whether or not you are comfortable with your roommate’s hook-up sleeping over, or if your hook-up should leave by a certain time. What happens if you’re doing work at your desk and your roommate brings someone back? Do you pack up and go to the library? Or, if it’s 2 a.m. on a Wednesday, can you tell your roommate that they should send their hook-up home? You will never know each other’s expectations for courtesy if you never talk about it.


Here are a few DOs and DON’Ts of Sexiling:

DO: Warn your roommate if you are planning on bringing someone back.

DON’T: Have sex with someone while your roommate is there.

DO: Hook up at a reasonable time.

DON’T: Get angry with your roommate for asking you and your hook-up to go elsewhere.

DO: Finish in a timely manner.

DON’T: Leave the evidence around.


Keep it sexy,



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