College Warns Students Of The Dangers Of “Netflix and Chill”
It’s no secret that there are many dangers to your sex life in college. From frat dudes “forgetting” to wear a condom, to your new “BFF” sleeping with your boyfriend, there are many ups and downs to hook-ups during your four years at university. Many universities try to warn us (particularly freshmen) about these troubles before we encounter them. Apparently, the folks at UCF have taken it one step further and are currently worried about the new phenomenon of “Netflix and Chill,” so much that they feel the need to warn their students about it.
How kind of UCF to define “netflix and chill” for their students using Urban Dictionary, as if their students live under a rock…However, aside from the lameness of UCF emailing kids about sex while trying to use up-to-date terminology, some of their points are very valid, and college kids tend to forget about them.
First off, take number 4; you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to. It doesn’t matter if a dude bought you a drink, or walked you home, you don’t have to sleep with him. And number 5, talk about sex. It can definitely seem uncomfortable to talk about sex with a random drunk dude, but if you have a constant hook-up, don’t be afraid to lay down some ground rules (or at least tell him what you like).
Number 7 and 8 is where things get serious. While it can seem like common sense to not solely rely on birth control and to get tested, you’d be surprised at the amount of people that don’t. While millennials are quick to think that they’re special, that means that it’s easy for someone to assume that everyone else is getting tested, and that they don’t have to do it themselves. The scariest? That 1 in 4 college students are infected with an STD…If that’s not enough to get you tested, then I don’t know what to tell you.
It might seem funny that your university is trying to talk to you about Netflix and chill…but it’s not so funny if you wake up with a random hookup and a case of herpes. Don’t Netflix and chill without a condom…Or honestly, don’t Netflix and chill at all…Make that dude buy you Chipotle first.