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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 »

You Know What's Good for You? Casual Sex*

*As long as you're doing it for the right reasons

(Newser) - In news you can be sure parents and clergy everywhere won't be throwing around the Facebooks, it turns out that sleeping around is good for you—and this from a Cornell Ph.D, not your more adventurous college roommate. In what Samantha Grossman at Time is cheekily calling "... 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 »

College Students, It's Time to End Hookup Culture

Donna Freitas says most are tired of it anway

(Newser) - The hookup culture that makes casual sex so common on college campuses these days might well disappear—if only the students themselves were honest with each other about it, writes Donna Freitas in the Washington Post . After eight years of research, she argues that most students either don't like... 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 »

UChicago Kids Fight Nerdy Image With Casual Sex Site

Site tries to fight perception of social ineptitude

(Newser) - The University of Chicago may be known as a bastion of sexless nerd-dom, but some undergrads are changing that with UChicago Hookups , a website that allows students to meet up for, well, whatever they might have in mind. Entries read more or less like the casual-encounters section of Craigslist: people... More »

Can't Stay Faithful? Blame Your DNA

Doctors link gene to uncommitted sex

(Newser) - Have a tendency to cheat or sleep around? It may not be your fault. A new study shows that people with a particular version of the dopamine receptor gene DRD4 are more likely to be unfaithful or have one-night stands, LiveScience reports. The same gene has already been linked to... 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 »

Brits Link Syphilis Surge to Facebook

Facebook rep urges 'precautions'

(Newser) - British health officials are linking a troubling surge in cases of syphilis to the large number of casual sexual encounters triggered by Facebook meetings. Syphilis cases have increased the most in regions with the highest use of Facebook, officials tell the Telegraph . "There has been a fourfold increase in... More »

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