The partying gets out of hand, signals are misconstrued, and sexual activity takes place - even if initially a joking manner.
There are two underlying issues which don't appear to be recognized by either side of the fence when trying to clamp down on this. 1. The use of alcohol and/or drugs, particularly by underage students. 2. The non-acceptance of masturbation.
Masturbation is still so frowned upon, viewed as a lame substitute for sexual release. That must change. Could someone tell me again why Joycelyn Elders was forced to resign her position within the Bill Clinton administration? We must alter the societal view - particularly among young men. They need to be taught about it - taught that it can be so much more than a quick stroking to cum; that it can be, and should be, a pleasurable thing.
The more open we are about it, the more acceptable it becomes,perhaps the problems of sexual assault will lessen because guys won't have the ridiculous belief that they can't stop, stuff the boner back into their pants (if indeed they even take it that far), go back to their own dorm room and jack off.
Yes, we know they're horny. We know their cocks are rock hard. We know their balls ache. But, if these guys were not ridiculed for jacking off, maybe - just maybe - they'd feel good enough about themselves to wrap a hand around the shaft and take care of business, instead of forcing themselves onto another person. Stroking off is a perfectly acceptable (and pleasurable) alternative.