It seems that we’re still not done collectively discussing the fact that millennials are bad at relationships and obsessed with hooking up. Apparently, this issue is so baffling that the Aspen Ideas Festival hosted a panel to talk about it. This wouldn’t be much of a shocker, but on top of it, the hoopla over the topic has led to the addition of relationship classes on college campuses. As The Atlantic reports, the University of Illinois now holds dating workshops, and Duke University holds a counseling series about how to fall in love, as well as how to recognize your own romantic feelings. One Boston College professor even gives extra credit to students who will actually go on an old-fashion date during the semester, and gives suggestions for how to ask people out. Keep reading »
HO! HO! HO! Elfowicz here (that’s my Christmas persona) to deliver some good news. In honor of the impending, almost holiday season, Trojan condoms conducted a poll to find out what kind of cheer co-workers were spreading at their company Christmas parties. (Yes, cheer meaning SEX.) Since yours should be happening this week or next (unless your company is cheap and they are skipping the festivities this year –those jerks!), I thought you’d like to know that wearing an ugly Christmas sweater might not exclude you from getting some sugar under the mistletoe (or in the supply closet). Keep reading »
You know the whole hookup culture of casual sex that’s so prevalent on college campuses? Turns out, it’s not so prevalent. Or at least, no more prevalent than in an earlier generation, a new study suggests. The key stat: About one-third of college students have had more than one sexual partner in the last year—the same as those surveyed between 1988 and 1996, reports “Time.” “College students today are not having more sexual partners [after] age 18, more sexual partners over the last year, or more sex than their parents,” says a sociology professor at the University of Oregon that led the study. Read more at Newser…
In a recent study conducted by British car manufacturer, BBA Reman, 49% of people admitted to having sex in a car at some point in their lifetime. I thought that number was surprisingly low. Despite the complications the limited space presents, sex in cars is everywhere. Movies, TV shows, music videos — if there is a car, you can bet someone’s having sex in it at some point. It got me thinking about other completely overrated places to have sex. Here are a few. Read more at College Candy…
Just in time to shit on holiday hookup season, The Sun has a feature about the young, hot and hip, dressed in their Christmas best, who have a “dark secret.” “Although they look fresh and fabulous, each one of them [has had] a sexually transmitted infection,” the piece warns.
Womp womp. Just in case you were considering using the holiday season as an excuse to have a quick and dirty hookup, FORGET IT. As if the festivity of the Yuletide could make one forget that there were 427,000 new STI diagnosis in the UK last year. Not a chance, but thank you kindly for the reminder.
As long as you are an adult, which I’m presuming you are, you don’t need a reminder to use protection year-round. (Do you?) STIs are the least of your worries when it comes to hooking up this holiday season. After the jump, the actual reasons you might want to abstain from getting frisky at your next holiday party. Keep reading »
Halloween is an interesting night for hookups with its own peculiar array of pros and cons. One Hallow’s Eve back in my 20s, I remember having this realization as I made out with a guy at a party. He was dressed as Frankenstein. I’ve never gotten green greasepaint makeup all over myself while making out before … I wonder if it will make me break out? The thought distracted me while we sucked face. This is an example of a uniquely Halloween hookup issue. The makeup did not make me break out for the record. And he got back together with his ex-girlfriend the following week, so that’s that. But these types of things good things to know. After the jump, some more ways hooking up on Halloween is different. Keep reading »
Holiday parties are like the highlight of the work year. You get to wear a cocktail dress, drink on your company’s dime, and take advantage of your annual get-out-of-embarrassment free card. On a good night, that includes busting out some dance moves, eating your fill of mini quiche, and getting just sloshed enough to make out with someone by the light of the copy machine. On a bad night, this includes insulting the CEO (who you didn’t know was the CEO because you were just an intern) and hiding in the bathroom of the Four Seasons for the rest of the night. True story, but one for another time. For now, I just want to make sure that should you choose to hook up in work territory, that you do it carefully. Canoodling with co-workers can be very dangerous. But isn’t that half the fun? Here are the eight guys you should and shouldn’t get with at the holiday party.
First of all, I just have to say that I am not the kind of girl that makes out with strangers. Whatever kind of girl that is.
On a Tuesday morning in late February, I took this particular train to a job interview in Camden. And in black stilettos and a waistcoat that displayed my assets to best effect, I also took the train back home. While waiting on the platform a tall, dark, and exceptionally well-dressed man stands next to me.
“Excuse me? I want to go to Green Park. Is this the right train?” Keep reading »