Eckerd College president Donald Eastman III penned an open letter, published by The Current, urging students to cut back on alcohol and casual sex in order to stop sexual assault. He said by doing so, students will address the “nexus of problems” in regards to sexual assault.
Eastman wrote, “You know that these incidents are almost always preceded by consumption, often heavy consumption, of alcohol, often by everyone involved in them.
On the subject of casual sex, Eastman wrote, “No one’s culture or character or understanding is improved by casual sex, and the physical and psychological risks to both genders are profound.”
“Virtue in the area of sexuality is its own reward, and has been held in high esteem in Western Culture for millennia because those who are virtuous are happier as well as healthier,” Eastman said.