Posts tagged "casual sex"

Can Casual Hookups Really Lead To Love?

A new study from the University of Iowa found that casual hookups are a perfectly acceptable way of stumbling into a happy relationship. Couples who became sexually involved as friends or acquaintances reported being just as happy in their relationships as people who waited until things were more serious to make the beast with two…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 25, 2010

Dear Wendy: “I Caught My Husband Perusing The Casual Encounters Ads On Craigslist”

The other day I got home and "caught" my husband perusing the casual encounters ads on Craigslist. He's done this in the past and tells me he does it when he feels rejected by me sexually. We have sex three to four times a week. He told me he hasn't contacted anybody. Since he's not…

By: Wendy Atterberry / August 25, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Booty Call Got Me Pregnant”

I have been (VERY) casually dating this guy since March. I met him at a bar and started to hang out every week or so — nothing too serious. I work all the damn time and I really don't want a relationship, so this has been fun, plus the sex is really amazing. Anyway, I…

By: Wendy Atterberry / August 2, 2010

10 Women Weigh In On Casual Sex With An Ex

We're back to that very interesting debate when it comes to our exes: Is it OK to have casual sex with an ex or is it better to not go there? After the jump, 10 women share their thoughts about ex-ing and sex-ing. What do you think about casual ex sex? Share your thoughts i…

By: Jalpi Sixbear / July 20, 2010

Girl Talk: I’m In The Market For A FWB

Here is a fact: I have never had a f**k buddy/friend with benefits. This is likely for the same reason it's become common knowledge that I am incapable of having a one-night stand without getting a case of the sadz -- I cannot stop myself from associating sex with love. The nature of a f**k…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 15, 2010

If You’ve Got One “Friend With Benefits,” You Probably Have Two

Another day, another wasteful scientific study about "hooking up." According to a new University of Iowa study on "“The Contexts of Sexual Involvement and Concurrent Sexual Partnerships,” people who are engaged in a "friends with benefits" relationship are more likely to have sex with other people outside that relationship. In other words, a bunch of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 10, 2010

Dealbreaker: The Guy Who Just Wants Sex

Have you ever scooped a red jellybean out of a bowl, expecting it to be sweet and cherry-flavored and instead you've shocked your tongue with a hot cinnamon surprise? Whenever this happens to me, I feel sort of betrayed – expecting something and getting something drastically different in its place. And sure, it’s one thing…

By: Natalie Krinsky / May 5, 2010

Girl Talk: My First Attempt At Casual Sex

I always change after I've slept with someone. It's a subtle metamorphosis, but one I can count on—after sex, I feel emotionally attached. Even if the sex was boring, or painful, or just plain eh, afterward I always start to picture myself in a relationship with the person—sitting on the couch watching a movie, walking…

By: Contessa Schexnayder / March 18, 2010

Is Casual Sex Experiencing A Backlash?

Earlier this week, blogger Jessica Grose at Slate wondered if there is "a new backlash against casual sex." Grose points out that pop culture seems to have toned it down a bit: love-song warbling Taylor Swift is at the top of the charts, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera are both mommies now, and we hear…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2010

GuySpeak/GirlSpeak: From Booty Call to Boyfriend?

We're back again for another edition of GuySpeak/GirlSpeak, where we take a close look at the advice given by guys to girls over at GuySpeak, throw in our own two vagina-possessing cents, and then have you weigh in. This week's scintillating question: Can you turn a booty call into a boyfriend? This guy uses me…

By: Lemondrop / December 29, 2009

Breaking News: Casual Sex Won’t Ruin Your Life!

Breaking news! Hooking up won't lead to ruination, death by AIDS, and a locust plague. A recent study by University of Minnesota School of Public Health found young adults who had casual sex were in a no worse emotional state than ones who had sex in committed relationships. Researchers spoke to 1,311 young adults betwee…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 10, 2009

First Time For Everything: The Gratifying One-Night Stand

As a single lady who has lived in a big city for years, and now moved to a new one, I've had my fare share of one-night stands. I'd never call myself someone who makes a romantic life out of having a lot of random sex. In fact, my heart stands more on the traditional…

By: Anonymous / September 8, 2009

Grindr: The Booty Call iPhone App

My hot friend/man slut, Eric, who gets more booty than a pirate, has made me swear to keep his big gay secret for months. But over the weekend, I got him to tell me everything he knows about the techie version of cruisin’. Or as he put it, “Fine, you can tell the breeders about…

By: Simcha / July 20, 2009

How To Have Casual Sex

I've never seen the do's and dont's of casual sex boiled down as succinctly as they are in this funny video from Current. Suggesting you to think of a friends-with-benefits relationship much the same way you would a temp job, the clip advises you to "make sure the person hiring you, knows they're hiring you…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 1, 2009

Does Hooking Up Make Us Lonely?

Yesterday, NPR show "Morning Edition" explored a new a cultural phenomenon you may have heard of called "the hookup." The hookup, the program explains to anyone living under a rock, is a social trend, born of the sexual revolution of the '60s and '70s, women's growing independence, and online social networking. It started among high…

By: Wendy Atterberry / June 9, 2009

Casual Sex Site Makes Us Sad

Craigslist's Casual Encounters is probably the best known place to go for casual sex. However, it's not the only site you can visit if you want to hook up without dating. OnlineBootyCall.com's sole purpose is to connect its 3 million users in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia for hookups. Not dates. Not love. Nothing…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 5, 2009

A Casual Encounter Can Lead To A Planned Murder

You can find anything on Craigslist -- a housekeeper, a used armoire, a new job. As easy as it is to find goods and services on Craigslist, it's even easier to set up a fling by perusing the Casual Encounters personal ads, which account for two percent of all postings on the site. Users of…

By: Annika Harris / April 20, 2009

Would You Give Up Casual Sex For 30 Days?

The ladies over at Lemondrop are talking about a 30-Day No Casual Sex Challenge. Suggested by sex and relationships writer Samantha Brett at The Sydney Morning Herald, this is a month of no casual sex that might help you distinguish whether any guy is worth your time when you're just starting to get to know…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 28, 2009

Are You Having Trophy Sex?

You’ve heard of the trophy wife, but now trophy sex is turning that convention on its head. According to Guardian U.K. advice columnist, Pamela Stephenson Connolly, the term “trophy sex” is defined as simply seducing a man for his sex candy and then tossing him out like a wrapper once you’ve had your way with…

By: Simcha / February 20, 2009

Does Erotica Encourage Casual Sex?

In an article in the Daily Mail U.K., Rowan Pelling, a former editor of the Erotic Review, writes that modern erotica being published by women encourages casual sex and is a betrayal to women and feminism. I'm not up on the latest in erotica themes and trends -- Pelling references books with titles like Loose

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 3, 2009