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'Netflix and Chill' Is Today's 'Come Up for a Drink'

How the phrase went from innocent to innuendo

(Newser) - Hey, do you want to come over, watch some Netflix and chill? For those of you not in the know, "Netflix and chill" is today's euphemism for hooking up, the Guardian reports. (And if you weren't previously in the know, you are not the only one .)... More »

Hookup Culture Is a Myth

Students today having same amount of sex as earlier generation

(Newser) - 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... More »

There's No Such Thing as 'Hookup Culture'

College kids are having sex like they always have: Eliana Dockterman

(Newser) - Much is made these days about the "hookup culture" pervading college campuses , leading young women to eschew monogamous relationships in favor of 2am booty calls and one-night stands. But the truth is, most college students these days have a sex life not very different from what their parents or... More »

Hook-Up Culture Ruining Love Lives

That hook-up might not end the way you'd like...

(Newser) - The hook-up culture is hurting college kids in the long run, researcher Lisa Wade argues. The Society Pages has video of a recent lecture and sums up one of her points this way: "The problem isn't 'too much' sex," it's "too much bad sex.... More »

In College, More Virgins, —and More Casual Sex

Studies find less commitment all the way around

(Newser) - The college life is getting more chaste—and more randy—at the same time, according to recent studies. A Stanford sociologist who surveyed a whopping 17,000 college students since 2005 found that a hefty 24% of seniors said they were virgins. That's a percentage on the rise, reports USA ... More »

Hookups Can Lead to Love: Study

Casual sex? You can still have a serious relationship

(Newser) - Don’t worry, that one-night stand can still turn into a meaningful relationship—if you want it to. Despite widespread belief that “ hookup culture ” is ruining relationships, a new study discovers what Tracy Clark-Flory already knew : It actually isn’t. The survey of 642 adults initially found that... More »

Hooking Up Graduates From College

Casual sex replaces dating

(Newser) - Sex without commitment, also known as hooking up, has been common for years on college campuses. And now, as those college kids graduate and get jobs, hooking up is replacing dating in the real world, too, NPR reports. "Going out on a date is a sort of ironic, obsolete... More »

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