Hooking Up Realities

When You’ve Hooked Up With a Close Friend

June 5, 2015
When You’ve Hooked Up With a Close Friend

What is the protocol when you find yourself locking lips with someone who’s been your best buddy for ages? You know them well, you trust them, they wouldn’t be initiating something physical casually, would they? Of course not! Let’s get naked and figure this out over pillow talk. In an era where people hang in groups and […]

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The Infidelity Gene

May 28, 2015
The Infidelity Gene

“It is important to acknowledge that we live our lives on a very uneven genetic playing field. For some, there is little innate temptation to cheat; for others, sexual monogamy is an uphill battle against their own biology.” Richard Friedman Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College The recent NYX’s article Infidelity Lurks in Your Genes describes […]

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Relationships Require Labels

May 4, 2015
Relationships Require Labels

This year’s winner of NYX’s Modern Love College Essay contest shares her heartbreaking account of a non-relationship with “that guy,” the one who remains for us in some netherworld between friend and boyfriend, often for years.” In No Labels, No Drama, Right? Jordana Narin, describes her history with Jeremy, whom she met at summer camp when she was […]

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Next HUS Movie Discussion: Before Sunrise

April 29, 2015
Next HUS Movie Discussion: Before Sunrise

The first HUS movie discussion about 500 Days of Summer was very successful! Next up is Before Sunrise:         We’ll discuss it next Wednesday, May 6, so try to watch it before then. Though it’s 20 years old, I think you’ll find it holds up really well.

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What Kind of a Guy Sends a Dick Pic?

April 14, 2015
What Kind of a Guy Sends a Dick Pic?

One evening when I had my focus group over for dinner, the woman on my left handed me a cell phone that had been making its way around the table. I hadn’t been paying much attention, so when I looked at the pic I couldn’t make out at first what I was seeing. It appeared […]

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