The glory hole. Photo credit: CSUB Runner.

Located in a stall in a fourth floor men’s bathroom of the Walter W. Stern Library on the California State University campus in Bakersfield is a hole approximately an inch and a half wide and, according to reporter Robin Gracia at the CSUB Runner “capable of accommodating a vegetable such as a carrot or small squash.”

But it is not there to accommodate any vegetables. It is a glory hole. And it’s causing quite a stir on campus.

According to Garcia, the bathroom has become a popular cruising destination for men who meet on Craigslist. “We uncovered three separate ads and they were each soliciting sex,” the student reporter writes.

“Studying late at CSUB” one of the ads read. “If anyone wants to stop by for a quickie let me know…looking to fuck or receive head.”

“Anybody want to play?” another ad said. “I’ll be on the fourth floor in the bathroom from now till 5ish.”

Some students say they are weirded out by the hole.

“The fact that it’s in public, I’m not ok with that,” student Nicolas Moreno told channel 23 News.

Others are downright offended.

“It’s quite disturbing,” another student, who did not want to be identified, said. “And I am disgusted knowing somebody is capable of doing that on campus.”

(We’re sure far worse things are done on college campuses across the country on an hourly basis, but whatever.)

The recently patched up glory hole. Photo credit: CSUB Runner.

And others say they don’t mind the glory hole. In fact, they kinda like it.

“There are gay people around you, so to me, this bathroom hook-up is similar in a way,” student Genesis Ayala said.

The university claims it was unaware of the hole until now.

A maintenance employee recently patched it up with a metal plate, but someone unscrewed the bolts on one side, prompting campus police to alert students that any sexual activity in the restroom is illegal.

“You don’t know who you are meeting up with on the other side of that stall, you don’t know if they have a clean bill of health, if they are HIV negative or if they have protection,” Gracia warned readers. “Having sex responsibly, as well as in a non-public place, is arguably the best way to engage with another individual, casual or otherwise. College isn’t like Vegas – what happens in college doesn’t stay in college.”

h/t: CSUB Runner

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Graham Gremore is a columnist and contributor for Queerty and Life of the Law. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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