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Drunk Party Hookups Are Way Funnier With Commentary Track

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Comedy

We're sure at least some of you have experienced this before: you're at a bar, club or party, end up having too many drinks and hook up with someone y...

This Is the Place That 'Hurt' Created

Audrey Bellis | Posted 04.09.2014 | Divorce
Audrey Bellis

Picking up the pieces took more than a few tries. Starting over was part running away and part denial. A new life meant purging the one we built together.

Another Potential Consequence of Hook-Up Culture

Marc Barnett | Posted 04.04.2014 | College
Marc Barnett

Thinking to myself the other day, I unfortunately realized a sad truth in my life: I simply feel more comfortable, more at ease, more self-confident in bed with a girl than asking a girl out on a date.

5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Commitment

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 04.03.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

It makes sense that people in their 20s and 30s might hedge their bets and see relationships as risky if they watched their parents' marriage fail, or even relatives and friends parents' marriage collapse.

Happy Birthday, Grindr! Thanks for Taking the 'Fun' Out of Sex

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

I miss the days when gay men had to approach each other in-person and at least pretend to be interested in more than "Top or bottom?" and "Hung?" Now guys are less likely to talk to me when they spot me. Instead they'll find me on Grindr after getting home and then cut right to the crude chase: "NSA?" "Fun?"

Our Casual Relationship Is Ending; Just Be Cool

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women
Mindi Westhoff

Why, if conceivably every relationship we have is going to end (save for the one that lasts forever), are people (including me) so angry when it happens? Why are we so wrapped up in being everything to someone we likely don't want anything permanent from anyway?

Women Are More Likely To Orgasm During A Hookup If...

Posted 03.15.2014 | Divorce

Research has shown that the female orgasm is easier to achieve in committed sexual relationships -- there's a level of comfort and intimacy that allow...

Is There an App for Saying Hi?

Becca Atkinson | Posted 03.03.2014 | College
Becca Atkinson

People are always telling our generation that our main problem is that we grew up with technology and now don't know how to talk to each other. While I hate how holier-than-thou these statements are, these Gen-Y haters are on to something.

Here's That Scientific Definition Of 'Booty Call' You Never Asked For

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

By: By Stephanie Pappas, Senior Writer Published: 12/04/2013 09:35 AM EST on LiveScience At long last, science has defined "booty call." A...

The Risk In Sharing Your Sexual Experiences

Audrey Bellis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Audrey Bellis

So far so good. He makes you smile. He turns you on. The banter is flirty, playful and just enough to make you bite your lip in anticipation. Then he probes: "What do you like?" or "How do you like it?"

WATCH: This Woman Married Her One-Night Stand

Posted 08.07.2013 | Weddings

One-night stands can sometimes leave you feeling great (rebound sex, anyone?), and other times you might feel empty and unfulfilled. But one woman lef...

5 Hot Summer Dating Questions Answered

Jill Di Donato | Posted 10.07.2013 | Women
Jill Di Donato

If you feel the heat, it's hot. And I'm not talking temperature, people. Whether you're looking for a summer fling or something more, here are some dating and sex tips to get you through the season.

No, We Can't Play the Game

Ellen Meyers | Posted 09.21.2013 | College
Ellen Meyers

In this game, no matter what female college students do, we lose. Do you want a relationship? You don't care about your studies or career. You're only here for your Mrs. Degree. Do you want to hook up? You're a slut.

WATCH: Why I Regret Having A Boyfriend In College

Posted 07.17.2013 | Women

College is a time of self-discovery and experimentation, and for some students that includes exploring a serious relationship. But many young women ar...

A Penn Grad's Response to the NYT's 'Sex on Campus'

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 09.14.2013 | Women
Dr. Logan Levkoff

I am upset that yet another article about campus hookups suggests that women's empowerment is being achieved through merely "acting like stereotypical men."

5 Reasons Tinder Works For Women

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

It seems many people still falsely assume that women are not interested in casual sex -- an outdated notion that is painfully obvious in the world of ...

The Sex We Didn't Have

Matt Nestor | Posted 08.18.2013 | College
Matt Nestor

Now that I've graduated, I'm having oodles of sex. Oodles. There's just something so appealing to women about being young and underemployed... But the fact remains that I was once a pernicious exaggerator. This puts me in good company

Please Stop Hooking Up With My [Future] Husband

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 06.04.2013 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

"What if sleeping with some guy is squashing his motivation to go out and find the true love of his life because his immediate sexual needs are being met? Meanwhile, some other girl is doing the same with the guy you're supposed to be with."

The Way We Desire Now

Charles Stephens | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Stephens

Pictures are flashed, on profiles, when I'm out with friends, to show the sexy guy that's pursuing them. It's fun, initially. I laugh and participate in it too, while loathing my complicity in something I know we are all harmed by and baffled at our participation in a system that does not serve us.

The Top 10 Rules Of Hooking Up

Terrence Chappell | Posted 04.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Terrence Chappell

Hooking up is supposed to be a fun, safe way of exploring your sexuality, no matter whom or what you're into at the moment. But as with any exploration, there is a set of basic rules that can keep you safe and off the radar of the town's gossip queen, with your reputation in intact.

Can We Create a Safer Party Culture for All?

Danielle Paradis | Posted 03.30.2013 | College
Danielle Paradis

Young men and women are beginning to learn that "yes means yes," but what is still missing from the education young people need to avoid rape is the necessity of taking agency for ourselves.

The Worst Pick Up Lines. Ever.

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.29.2012 | Fifty

If you thought being middle aged meant the days of a stranger saddling up to you at the bar and delivering one of those awkward pick up lines were lon...

10 Ways To Know If You Should Break Up Before College

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 11.16.2012 | Teen

Dating in high school can turn your world upside down: One minute, you're nervously decoding every ounce of meaning from your crush's texts; the next,...

Down With "The Talk"!: "Where Did I Come From?" Is Not a Question About Sex (Part 3 of 4)

Deborah M. Roffman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Books
Deborah M. Roffman

What explains these teenagers' inability to think about sexuality at the same level of cognitive sophistication they so capably bring to practically every other subject matter?

How To Make Hookups More Fun

Salon | Posted 09.05.2012 | Women

As a scientist who studies sex, and as a sex educator (I teach college-level human sexuality classes at Indiana University and have written the Kinsey...