While reading A Little Life by Hanya Yanagahira recently, I came across a passage where Willem, a key character who is a very good looking film star, mentions in passing that although he is straight, he’s had sex over the years with men sometimes. He said it was true of most of the straight guys he […]
You think you know all about hookup culture? Maybe you do because you’re a regular HUS reader, ha. Maybe you think the dating market is worse – or better – than it really is (depending on your perspective). Maybe you’re a worried parent, or a guy who worries about not having enough sexual experience. Maybe […]
Here’s Helen Fisher talking about the three different hormonal systems that can trigger love. She makes the point that casual sex is never casual – amen to that. Her research also dovetails very well with Jonathan Haidt’s work on passionate vs. companionate love.
Here’s a chart that freaks out a lot of young people: From the book The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt, it depicts the two kinds of love married people enjoy throughout their lives together. Twenty-somethings see this as a sort of death knell – or even worse, a sexless, joyless life […]