Posts tagged "casual sex"

The Soapbox: No, But Seriously, Sex Can Be Satisfying Without Orgasm

I have slept with a fair amount of people. But I've orgasmed with only one, the person I was in a long-term relationship with. All of my other sexual encounters have been varying degrees of fun, but have not resulted in the Big O. For me at least -- the men I've slept with alway…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 13, 2013

Is Casual Sex Right For You?

For all their emotional complications, "friends-with-benefits" relationships may offer one advantage: safer sex. The results of a new study show that people in friends-with-benefits relationships are more likely to use condoms during oral and vaginal sex compared to those in traditional romantic partnerships. So, what if you don't have a "friends-with-benefits" relationship but like the idea of casual…
By: YourTango.com / December 7, 2012

Momma Lochte Didn’t Mean “One-Night Stands” In That Way

"How innocent is that? All I wanted to say is that he's so sensitive about not wanting to hurt a girl dating, so he just goes and dates and takes out a girl for maybe one or two dates and doesn't have a relationship because he doesn't have (time) and it's not fair to the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 3, 2012

6 Rules To Follow For A Successful “Friends With Benefits” Relationship

Friends with benefits. F**k buddies. It's a concept I've never really been able to get behind, something I thought never really worked. Someone always develops feelings for the other, right? Someone always ends up getting hurt. But! I think I was wrong. Having the perfect f**k buddy relationship may be difficult, but it is not…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2012

Douchebags Can Be Explained By Science

Science can explain everything, including that bro in the Red Sox hat chugging Amstel Lights. A study of 363 college students published in the online edition of the journal Sex Roles found that men with sexist attitudes towards women think more favorably of casual sex and tend to pursue "aggressive courtship strategies." Lucky for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 6, 2011

Justin Timberlake And Mila Kunis Chew Gum While Bumpin’ Uglies In “Friends With Benefits”

A restricted clip/trailer for "Friends With Benefits" (above, opening July 22) has me curious about something -- have you ever f**ked and chewed gum at the same time? Excuse my French -- Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis drop the f-bomb a lot in the trailer above, so I'm just getting into the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 13, 2011

Friends With Benefits: Awesome When It Works, Even Though It Usually Doesn’t

Full Disclosure: I was asked by our sponsor to host a discussion where two bloggers provide the male – the uber masculine gentleman, ahem, cad behind The Superficial – and female perspectives – that would be moi – on having “friends with benefits.” (If you haven't figured out what the movie is yet, here's a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 27, 2011

Define Your Own Boundaries (Or Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About Casual Sex)

So there’s been a lot of talk lately about slut shaming, casual sex, and what exactly defines a girl as “whorey.” Instead of clearing all of that up for you with this post, I’m probably just going to create another grey area, but hey, that’s what life is all about, isn’t it? Right. Okay. So…
By: College Candy / May 8, 2011

Dear Wendy: “I’m Tired Of Always Feeling Used By Guys”

I am a 21-year-old female college senior who has been physically involved with a guy for about three months. In the beginning, he told me how he thought I was "girlfriend material" and made it seem like he wanted to pursue a relationship, but after a few weeks, it became clear to me that all…
By: Wendy Atterberry / March 9, 2011

Girl Talk: I’m Not Looking For Casual Sex

Right after Ex-Mr. Jessica and I broke up around New Year's, Tom*, a friend I've had for about four years asked if I wanted to go down to Washington, D.C., and visit him to get my mind off the breakup. I assumed there might be an ulterior motive there, but I was in pulling-my-hair-out, "Who…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 1, 2011

Girl Talk: I Am Going On A Sex/Dating/Drinking Sabbatical

After much thought and Advil, I have decided I am going on a sex/dating and drinking sabbatical. I went on a six-month sex sabbatical after my breakup from my fiance a few years ago -- or, rather, I announced I was going on a six-month sex sabbatical and then it lasted for, I think,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 12, 2011

Dater X: Shaking Off The Pressure To Kiss Someone On New Year’s Eve

Last night, while out to dinner with friends, my phone rang—a rare occurrence in a world where phones are amazing for organizing schedules and arranging text messages into adorable dialogue bubbles, but aren't so hot at providing a clear pathway for two people to talk. I recognized the area code immediately, though I had deleted…
By: Dater X / December 21, 2010

Are You More Willing To Have A One-Night Stand On New Year’s Eve?

I've had a few one-night stands in my life. Don't look so surprised! But I have never had a one-night stand on New Year's Eve, which, according to a study conducted by "intimacy" products manufacturer Wet (creative naming!), is the night the majority of women would have one. According to the study, 33…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 20, 2010

Dater X: Why Does Sex Change Everything?

As Scruffy Beard began unhooking my bra, a panic signal went off in my head. Uh oh, Dater X, I thought to myself. This is your third date and you are straddling him in a chair. Your shirt is across the room, and you can feel his hard-on through his pants. You are…
By: Dater X / December 14, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Repulses Me”

When I asked my current boyfriend out, I was very clear to explain that I wanted something casual and certainly not monogamous. But somehow, he now thinks that we are a monogamous couple and is planning our future together. He keeps planning for events I don't want to attend and talking as if we will…
By: Wendy Atterberry / November 30, 2010

Girl Talk: The Two-Night Stand

I met Elliot* at a restaurant. I was sitting at a table having dinner with a friend when I saw him sipping a bourbon at the bar. My palms got a little clammy, my jaw dropped slightly, and I may have even audibly gasped. "Hottest. Dude. Ever," I announced to my friend. My mouth started…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 17, 2010

According To Stephen Fry, Women Only Have Sex To Get A Relationship

British Actor Stephen Fry is the latest in a line of celebs to quit Twitter, but is the first to do so because he didn't like being called "sexist." The actor, who’s not such a big deal in the U.S. (though I loved him as Oscar Wilde in the 1997 film Wilde) is a…
By: Joanne Hinkel / November 1, 2010

The Official Map Of Non-Monogamy

Click here for the full image.This map of non-monogamy makes me understand why so many people subscribe to monogamy ... it's way less complicated. I am going to go study for my non-monogamy pop quiz now. Dan Savage would be proud of me. [Tacit]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 21, 2010

For One-Night Stands: Men Are Into A Hot Bod, Not A Pretty Face

Attraction is complicated – it’s about his personality, how he smiles, how he moves, and so much more. But in that first initial encounter it’s all about the face, right? Well, this may come as the no-duh news of the week, but for dudes it depends. A recent psychology study out of the…
By: Joanne Hinkel / August 27, 2010