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This week, I wrote a cover story for the paper on the sex life at the Catholic University of America, the official U.S. university of the Catholic Church. The Washington, D.C. school bans all behavior that is “inconsistent with the teaching and moral values of the Catholic Church”—-including premarital sex, condom use, masturbation, and sexual assault.
Every year, Catholic’s coeds manage to successfully compromise the university policies—-and their own chastity—-within the school’s residence halls (and, according to one student, in the student center). The difficulty, for students and administrators, is acknowledging that sex happens. Consistent with Catholic tradition, sex isn’t sex at the Catholic University of America if nobody knows about it.
You can pick up the story on newsstands tomorrow.
Illustration by Doug Boehm