[quote="JSSebastianoP, post:1, topic:238915"]
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Please help! This is a bit of a weird question, but I'm scrupulous so I'm asking it. I'm a college student and I'm going to be choosing my dorm room for next year in a couple of hours. The rooms are not coed but I will probably have a choice between a coed floor (bathrooms shouldn't be shared, but the hallways will, I suppose) and a male-only floor. Provided that I have a choice, should I choose the male-only floor, or are they morally equivalent? I suppose that it probably doesn't matter but I wanted to ask to be sure...
Thanks in advance for answering such a weird question.
In the Peace of Christ,
I don't think this is a weird question at all. I think the choice would depend on how the floors are set up for the coed floors. If there are shared communal bathrooms - even if there is a separate bathroom for each gender, I don't think it is too much of a great idea. At least for me, I wouldn't want to be walking back to my dorm room either in a bathrobe or a towel wrapped around me with the chance of a guy in the hallway. That said, it really isn't as much of a difference when a person of the opposite sex is on the floor anyway. My freshman year of school, there was one girl on the floor who always had her boyfriend over in her room. Instead of using the men's room on the floors above and below us, we'd catch him coming out of the women's room. It got to the point some went to the RA to complain.
For most of my college years, I lived on female-only floors. Our university didn't have single-sex dormitories, which I think would have been the ideal. The buildings that had communal bathrooms only had single-sex floors. The dorms which had bathrooms within the dorm room had coed floors. When I lived in one such building, with the exception of security (only students with id's could enter and would only be permitted to bring in 3 guests at a time), those buildings were much like apartment buildings. The dorm room basically consisted of a suite with two bedrooms, a bathroom on one side with a toilette and sink and a bathroom on the other side with a shower and sink, then a little communal area where we could place our refrigerator, drying laundry and other things. Each room had two occupants. That situation was much better.
If you have the choice to stay in something like that, I don't see a problem with living on a coed floor. But, it does depend on the maturity level of a student.