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Good News Re Sex Trends for Millennials

July 23, 2015
Good News Re Sex Trends for Millennials

Lots of charty goodness for you today A new CDC study confirms that during the last 30 years, teen sex has dropped sharply, and birth control use has increased dramatically. (H/T: Marginal Revolution) One result is a massive 57% drop in the teen birth rate during that time, a very positive development. This is in keeping with […]

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Ghosting is OK Sometimes

July 7, 2015
Ghosting is OK Sometimes

Last week a bunch of readers emailed me the Ghosting story from the NYXs. It was prompted by the rumor that after years together, Charlize Theron dumped Sean Penn mercilessly by not responding to his calls or texts. Ghosting: Ending a romantic relationship by cutting off all contact and ignoring the former partner’s attempts to […]

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Casual Sex Is a Prevalent Long-Term Mating Strategy

December 15, 2014
Casual Sex Is a Prevalent Long-Term Mating Strategy

A recent article in Scientific American features the recent work of The Kinsey Institute’s Justin García, an evolutionary biologist and protege of Helen Fisher. Various surprising findings are discussed that rock the evo bio foundation of understanding casual sex as a mating strategy. Study I “Hook-up behavior: A biopsychosocial perspective:”, 2008, n = 507 1. 72% of […]

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“I Don’t Do Casual.”

January 16, 2014
“I Don’t Do Casual.”

In my experience, most young women want a boyfriend. And most feel sort of embarrassed about that, which leads to their going after what they want either indirectly, doing things they don’t feel good about, or just hoping for the best. All in the name of saving face. If things don’t work out, they take […]

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Casual Sex Bums Out Both Genders, New Research Shows

November 25, 2013
Casual Sex Bums Out Both Genders, New Research Shows

We’ve known for some time that casual sex is correlated to an elevated risk for negative psychological outcomes in women. Buss and Schmitt have theorized that this is gender specific, with men more frequently pursuing short-term mating strategies than women: “Evolutionary theory defines hookups, casual sex, and friends-with-benefits as short-term mating strategies, and suggests that attitudes and […]

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