Movies, TV shows and songs—essentially, all of popular culture—would have us believe that no-strings-attached, casual sex is something that men are more interested in than women. It's true that over the years, gender-based stereotypes have assigned to guys the role of sex-seeking and to ladies the search for something serious. A new study, however, challenges those assumptions—while showcasing how such behavior affects a person's perception of a woman.
To hook up. What does it mean? Turns out even though college students are the ones doing most of the hooking up, they don't quite know what it means. And a new study proves that there's a lot more talk about hooking up than people actually doing it. Surprised, anyone?
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Ladies, how do you prefer to be approached by a man? There is surely no single answer to such a question—unless, of course, you're talking about a one-night stand, according to a new study. It claims that when it comes to casual sex, women prefer straightforward and aggressive pick-up tactics, and men are more than willing to deliver them.
Teenage puppy love (like Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber's!) and its, uh, consummation may be keeping kids of trouble. That's if you don't consider teenage sex trouble already. A new study from the University of Texas at Austin reveals that adolescents in committed sexual relationships are less likely to be delinquents than their super-promiscuous or virginal classmates. That's right moms, sex can be good for teens!
All around the world, a concept called "sexual economics" is at play. The principle goes something like this: Women have something men want, and it's called sex. Women's sexuality has a price that men's does not, so men trade resources with women just to get some: money, promotions, marriage proposals. This is why, according to a recent study, in countries that rank higher in gender equality, people have more sex.
So ladies we have all gotten that 3 a.m or invite after the club to go home with a male interest before. Today’s topic is whether or not casual sex or one night stands are worth it. To be completely honest casual sex is such a widely accepted concept that this is most definitely not about judgment. This is about if sexual satisfaction can outweigh the lasting feeling of having a long term relationship. Lets keep it real! Does that orgasm you get provide comfort on those days that you wake up by your self?
You'd think that Comic-Con would be my Graceland, but alas I've never been. A handful of reasons include hating lines, cheapness and a mild shame at liking my stories full of lasers, muscles, spandex and swords (not necessarily in that order). But the reason many people go to Comic Con is, at its core, the main reason I do not: I am terrified of kinky group sex. And Ranker.com proves that a portion of the conventioneers are there for the sexy stuff.
Dr. Drew's opinion on the "friends with benefits" relationship.
Friends with Benefits. It's the elusive fling that has pals giving each other and their beds a second glance. There's been so much notoriety surrounding FWB lately that Hollywood capitalized on the relationship by releasing not just one, but two movies about the topic this year—No Strings Attached and the originally titled, Friends With Benefits.
Admit it, you've always wondered whether casual sex is really okay or not. Read and find out. This guest article from Psych Central was written by Rick Nauert, Ph.D. Researchers have discovered casual sex among young adults is not associated with harmful psychological outcomes as compared to sexually active young adults in more committed relationships. Naturally, the physical risks of casual sex should always be addressed.
When it comes to sex, modern American society may be quick to joke about it, flaunt it, and prioritize it, but the one thing we don’t often do is stop to really consider why it exists in the first place. It’s easy to jump to the obvious conclusion of procreation and call it a day, but doesn’t that explanation seem a bit lacking in the face of all the emotions and intimacy involved? In this day in age, with birth control, condoms, and surgeries, we’ve found ways around the logical reason for having sex, and simply have sex for the sake of it. But, what does that mean? What is the point of sex?