Tag: sexual double standard

What’s Your Ideal Number of Sexual Partners?

April 5, 2017
What’s Your Ideal Number of Sexual Partners?

One topic that comes up regularly here at HUS is the question of sexual history. Specifically, how many sexual partners have you had? Is it something you expect to be asked about? Are you willing to share that information? Do you expect it from someone you’re getting to know? Once you know “the number,” how do […]

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What To Do If You Had Sex Too Soon And It’s Got You Feeling Insecure

December 11, 2014
What To Do If You Had Sex Too Soon And It’s Got You Feeling Insecure

Today I’m pleased to offer a guest post by Duana C. Welch, PhD. Duana writes the blog Love Science: Research-Based Relationship Advice for Everyone. She’s a psych professor in Austin, TX and I’ve been a fan of her work for some time. She has a new book coming out next month: Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps […]

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Even Slutty College Women Reject Sluts For Friendship

June 4, 2013
Even Slutty College Women Reject Sluts For Friendship

A new study at Cornell University finds that college women judge promiscuous women peers harshly, and prefer friendships with less sexually active women. Surprisingly, this opinion is held even by fellow promiscuous women! Up until now, research has focused on the fact that many women express liberal attitudes towards promiscuity in others, and generally decline […]

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The Most Attractive Women Have the Least Casual Sex

February 12, 2013
The Most Attractive Women Have the Least Casual Sex

What I’ve always suspected now has some solid evidence behind it: Less attractive women seek casual sex as a compromise, and more attractive women avoid it.  The University of Notre Dame has issued a press release highlighting the research of sociologist Elizabeth McClintock (H/T: Stuart Schneiderman): Handsome Wants as Handsome Does: Physical Attractiveness and Gender Differences […]

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The Continued Emergence of a Sexual Single Standard

August 18, 2012
The Continued Emergence of a Sexual Single Standard

A new study of over 19,000 college students measures attitudes about casual sex, or hooking up. Views continue to shift, with sizable numbers of both sexes indicating disrespect for students who engage in casual sex. Measuring attitudes as a bellwether of shifting trends in the SMP is valuable because it reflects students’ willingness to judge fellow […]

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