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The #1 Secret to Great Sex

March 11, 2015
The #1 Secret to Great Sex

“The art of sensuality has largely been lost and replaced by its vulgar distant cousin twice removed- sexuality.” Theodora Conrad Sex sells. As a result, we’re constantly bombarded with explicit media. Yet we’re having less sex in relationships, and fewer orgasms with our partners. Men impatiently fast-forward to the money shot through even the most hard-core […]

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Sexual Assault Reforms Underway Across the U.S.

February 6, 2015
Sexual Assault Reforms Underway Across the U.S.

Blogging about hookup culture on college campuses requires looking directly at the dark underbelly of it: sexual assault. It is a difficult topic to write about because there are no winners when it takes place. It’s soul destroying for both assailant and victim, and the effects often last a lifetime. It is not always predatory, and both […]

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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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Duke Nurtures a Transition from Hookup Culture to Dating Culture

October 2, 2014
Duke Nurtures a Transition from Hookup Culture to Dating Culture

Duke University is a fascinating case study in the development, progression and now atrophying of hookup culture, as well as the media’s treatment of that culture. Full disclosure: my daughter graduated from Duke in 2011. As a Duke parent, the campus culture had a large influence on my writing at HUS, as I was privy to a […]

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Hookup Culture and the Golden Rule

September 10, 2014
Hookup Culture and the Golden Rule

Conor Friedersdorf’s article When ‘Do Unto Others’ Meets Hookup Culture in today’s Atlantic poses a refreshing and overdue question: Why are traditional conservatives hellbent on fighting contemporary sexual mores with doomsday predictions of the end of Western civilization as we know it? Smug predictions of eternal damnation for sexual sinners are the cherry on top of this Judgment […]

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