Tag: casual sex

“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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Orgasm Inequality Cannot Be Solved by Feminism

November 12, 2013
Orgasm Inequality Cannot Be Solved by Feminism

An article in yesterday’s New York Times – In Hookups, Inequality Still Reigns – tells us something we already know. (H/T: Stuart Schneiderman) Most women don’t get off during casual sex. What’s interesting about the article is that it casts the dilemma as one of equal rights – a feminist’s conundrum. With significant evidence that women vastly prefer […]

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Susan Walsh on HuffPost Live Discussing One-Night Stands

August 7, 2013
Susan Walsh on HuffPost Live Discussing One-Night Stands

I just finished recording a segment about one-night stands on HuffPost Live, and I’m really delighted with it. There’s some great commentary from the panel here. One of these panelists is not like the others, can you tell which one? For those who want the Cliff notes, or just to see me in my lair, […]

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The Surprising News about College Sluts

July 1, 2013
The Surprising News about College Sluts

HUS: Busting the myths about casual sex one study at a time. Yet another study has found that casual sex is linked to anxiety and depression. For both sexes. A new study, Risky Business: Is There an Association between Casual Sex and Mental Health among Emerging Adults?, asked 3,900 college students from 30 colleges across the U.S. whether […]

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