College students would give up sex to avoid carrying textbooks

Would you give up sex if it meant you had the chance to stop carrying that 2,000-page Shakespeare anthology back and forth across campus a few times week? A new survey says that some students might just do that. 

Most of those textbooks are pretty heavy, especially if students have to carry a lot of them around at one time. The survey found that almost a quarter of college kids are wielding around 20 pounds when they're heading to and from class.

But giving up sex? The findings about that particular topic must not have been too impressive, since they didn't make the list of other sacrifices (alcohol, spring break, taking 8 a.m. classes) students were willing to make.

It's likely that that's because only one or two percent of students actually said that they would prefer to go without knocking boots if that meant they didn't have to carry their books around – if that.

Especially considering findings from the University of Minnesota that showed that more than 70 percent of college students had been sexually active within the past two months. That means that sex is a widespread practice on campuses and no number of textbooks could deter most 18 to 23-year-olds from participating in the activity.

Of course, there's no reason that students should ever be deterred from taking measures to protect their sexual health. You can give up your textbooks if you want, but don't ever take the chance of going without a condom.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that young adults are particularly at risk for common STDs, so it's important to wear a condom each and every time you're getting down and dirty. College students should also make use of on-campus healthcare centers, many of which provide screenings for STDs. 

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