Every year millions of females begin their college careers. Some travelled across the country to attend the school of their dreams, while others decide to stay close to home. Whatever the reason may be, freshman year of college is a unique experience that teaches you a lot about yourself. Being away from home, many women get drunk off of the freedom and go wild. College gives you a fresh, clean slate to start off as almost anyone you want to be. Any old personas you may have held in high school are unknown or long since forgotten. Simply put, college is a place to reinvent yourself. Many young women begin drinking alcohol and may engage in promiscuous sex during college. While casual sex does have many repercussions, the argument has been made that college is the time to sow your royal oats and go wild. Why is college seen as the time to go crazy and let your hair down? Amy Stewart, a student at Bossier Parrish Community College, says “I think in college, it’s the best time to go crazy and be free because you’re young and you can do that when you’re young. College is the time for experimenting and having fun and if you ain’t in a relationship, by all means, do your thing…I’m not saying go out and have sex with a bunch of different people but if you wanna do that, college is the best time for it.” So where does that leave women in college who aren’t young? Does that mean because they may not be the traditional college student, that binge drinking and promiscuity is absolutely unacceptable? Lisa, a mother of three and recent graduate of Louisiana State University in Shreveport says, “I went back to school when I was in my thirties and I got my degree. I wasn’t living on campus so I think the environment was completely different. If you’re on campus and living amongst young people, even if you aren’t young yourself, you may fall into their habits and lifestyle. I think a woman should respect herself enough not to go out there and have sex with the whole campus.” It’s kind of like in grade school during sex education when instructors tell you NOT to have sex but if you do they tell you the steps in order to stay protected. It is not advisable to be loose and by all means, you shouldn’t sleep with the campus, but one can deduce that if there were a right time to do that, college would be it. Many women feel that college is the perfect time to experiment sexually. Seth Brooks, a graduate student at Louisiana State University in Shreveport explained “I think most guys don’t want a girl that’s been around the block too many times. But I mean, we (guys) have our fun in college so I guess ladies should be able to too…sleeping with the whole campus will probably earn you a bad rep and you never know who you might run into in the future. I think girls should have their fun but at the same time, don’t go crazy.” Regardless of your stance on this issue, most can agree that college is a time for exploration and self discovery. If you have no qualms with being infamous on campus for your sexcapades, then by all means in college, sow your royal oats. But if you fear that what you did in college may come back to haunt you, you might want rethink that late night rendezvous with the cutie from your finance class.