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Imagine If You Could Time Travel To Interrupt Your Last Hookup

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.14.2014 | Comedy

What if you could travel back in time to your latest and greatest hookup -- and barge in to warn yourself about the upcoming pitfalls? This -- and...

Why Saying 'No' Shouldn't Make You the Villain

Emma Davis | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Emma Davis

Creating a culture of consent for both genders means acknowledging that "no" means all kinds of things. But, if you're hearing it from someone who identifies as female, it should never be taken as "Yes, I'm a prude, and my goal here is to ruin your fun."

Herpes Shows Up Like a Missionary

Matthew Terrell | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

Herpes shows up like a missionary -- completely unexpected and completely inconvenient. Like said missionary, herpes stops by to warn how dangerously you lead your life. But, really, you know Goddess sent them here to punish you.

Virgin Homicides: The Matrix of Elliot Rodger's Mass Murder in Santa Barbara

Roger Friedland | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime
Roger Friedland

What's really going on behind closed doors in Isla Vista? Does Rodger's fantasy accord with reality? In 2012, I surveyed student's sex lives together with Paolo Gardinali of the university's survey research center. Some 1,500 students responded.

'The Casual Sex Project' Reveals The Truth About Hookup Culture

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women

Whether it was a business trip one-night stand or a "bisexual bonobo" birthday party, Zhana Vrangalova wants to know all about your latest hookup. ...

What It's REALLY Like to Date in N.Y.C. Spoiler: It's Terrible

Teresa Lee | Posted 06.09.2014 | New York
Teresa Lee

He gets up to go to the bathroom....and never returns, and you never hear from him ever again. Guess he fell into the toilet bowl and drowned to death?

Rethinking Casual Sex

Omar Sarwar | Posted 05.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Omar Sarwar

There's no reason to feel ashamed about hooking up. But for the subset of young gay men who desire traditional long-term commitment, is our culture's emphasis on the pursuit of sexual novelty and variety in any way harmful?

Is the Price of Admission to the Game of Love Too High?

Susan Winter | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

Women have an internal tabulation system that balances the scales of "risk versus reward." Is this man worth the price? Are we willing to place our intimacy chip on the line and gamble its outcome? And if we lose, how do we recover the price we've paid with our heart?

To All Those Guys Out There

Hannah Berkman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Hannah Berkman

You are but one amongst many roaming the streets, confusing women from LA to NY. The frat house, local bar and dorm hall are your playground. Oftentimes, you don't even know that what you're doing is wrong, but that doesn't make us feel any better. You're the Time Waster.

Racism Is So Gay

Omar Sarwar | Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Omar Sarwar

It is unreasonable to expect people to become attracted to every kind of look, but it is still better to try and fail than to defend brazenly racist attitudes in the name of "preference."

Why I've Given Up on Hooking Up

Lester Brathwaite | Posted 05.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Lester Brathwaite

This exaltation of all things manly forces those of us who don't necessarily fit within those rigid gender constructs to make one of two choices: rebel or conform. I've tried both and I can say from experience -- it takes a real man to be a queen.

Who's Having The Most Orgasms In America?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Women

Ever wonder why your fiery-maned co-worker always has that glow? It’s probably because she’s having more orgasms than you. And according to M...

Sex With an Ex: A Valentine's Day Fantasy or a Possible Start to Reuniting?

Sari Eckler Cooper | Posted 04.05.2014 | Divorce
Sari Eckler Cooper

What could feel more forbidden yet familiar, naughty and naïve, than getting back together with an ex for a potentially delicious night of sexual escapades?

A New Dictionary So Gay Men Can Hook Up Anywhere In The World?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay app SCRUFF has launched a new initiative that hopes to solve the pesky problem of facing a language barrier the next time you're traveling abroad ...

Asking Teens About Their Dream Dates

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I was just blown away. Teen after teen described the ideal date as one during which they would go to dinner,the beach, picnics and even European vacations! Secretly, our teens are still romantics at heart even though they are growing up in a hook-up culture.

The 18 Men You Will Most Certainly Meet in Miami

Lourdes Duarte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Lourdes Duarte

When it comes to men, Miami definitely has an interesting variety to choose from. I dare you to say that you don't know at least 10 of the guys on the list. Heck, you don't even have to be from the 305 to identify. It's never been harder out here for a lady pimp.

3 Things We're Tired Of Hearing About Millennial Sex

Posted 10.23.2013 | Women

A desperate plea to handwringing pundits everywhere: please, please stop generalizing about Millennials' sex lives. In an Oct. 22 Forbes article a...

Sasha Belenky

'Social Media Is Destroying Our Lives'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

1. 'Social Media Is Destroying Our Lives' Nancy Jo Sales, who wrote the Vanity Fair article that became the major motion picture "The Bling Rin...

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...

Sex, Lies and the New York Times

Stacey Gill | Posted 09.18.2013 | Women
Stacey Gill

I'm not saying women don't want sex or enjoy sex, but nobody wants bad sex, and sloppy hook-ups late at night after the bar closes generally qualifies as pretty bad sex.

The Shocking Number Of People Who Have Hooked Up At A Wedding

Posted 07.16.2013 | Weddings

The bride and groom aren't the only ones at a wedding thinking about getting frisky! A new study by dating website WhatsYourPrice.com found that 48...

To All My Daughters: A Response to 'She Can Play That Game Too'

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

Now with women pursuing the same achievements, casual sex has become gender-neutral, as the Times reminded us -- with more than a little worry in its tone.

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."

Surprise Insight Into Casual Sex In College

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.15.2013 | College

While most college students are not having casual sex, one-night stands are correlated with anxiety, a new study has found. The study, titled "Risk...

These Women Are More Likely To Hook Up In College

Posted 07.15.2013 | College

First-year female college students who smoke pot are more likely to hook up, especially if they engaged in casual sex before arriving on campus, a stu...