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School bans sex with roomie present

MEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Officials with a Massachusetts university said complaints led to a new policy banning students from having sex while their roommates are present.

Tufts University spokeswoman Kim Thurler said officials added the rule to the 2009-10 guest policy after receiving about a dozen complaints from students "who expressed concerns that they were experiencing uncomfortable situations with their roommates' sex-tracurricular activities," The Boston Herald reported Tuesday.

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"We really didn't have anything concrete in place for (them) to set clear boundaries," she said.

The policy informs students in dormitories that they "may not engage in sexual activity while your roommate is present in the room."

Thurler said the policy does not state any penalties for a violation, but she said officials hope the rule will "empower" students to "bring that issue up" if they have a problem with their roommate's sexual activities.

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