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I'm A Virgin & An Adult Sex-Ed Class Helped Me See Sex & Religion In A New Light

By Bonnie Azoulay
At 24 years old, my life doesn’t revolve around the fact that I’ve never done the deed. Refraining from sex until my wedding night is mostly a given as a Jewish Modern Orthodox woman. I’ve never had to dispense any explanation to potential suitors…

Millennials Are Having Less Sex Than Older Generations & Here's Why

By Candice Jalili
You would think that at the height of the hookup culture and the absolute peak of the popularity of dating apps, millennials would be getting it on pretty frequently. And, you know, I'm not just talking about single millennials. I'm talking about…

3 Zodiac Signs That Prefer To Have Casual Hookups Over Serious Relationships

By Laura Moses
Some people are really good at being in relationships. They are comfortable with consistency, commitment, and monogamy and might even feel lost being single. On the flip side, there are others who shudder at the idea of waking up to the same person…

5 Reasons Dating In College Sucks, According To Women Who Are So Very Tired

By Jamie Kravitz
I'm over a year out of college, and some of my closest friends are girls I roomed with freshman year. My freshman year boyfriend, on the other hand, rarely even crosses my mind. We don't talk anymore and I've unfollowed him on all forms of social…

6 Red Flags You Can Spot From The Very First Date That They Only Want To Hook Up

By Korey Lane
When you're going out on a first date, there are probably a lot of thoughts running through your mind. No matter how you met, it's normal to be worried about how well the date will go, or whether or not it will turn into anything serious. Worry not,…

9 Women Who Prefer Hookups To Relationships Get Real About Why That's Right For Them

By Hannah Orenstein
One of the dumbest misconceptions that still lurks around the dating landscape is the idea that all women are desperately seeking serious relationships. But news flash — there are plenty of reasons we might not want to lock things down with the…

12 People Reveal Their Longest Dry Spells Without Sex & The Variety Is So Comforting

By Hannah Orenstein
For the uninitiated, a dry spell is when you go through a stretch of time without hooking up or having sex. There are plenty of reasons you might want to abstain for awhile: Maybe you're hyper-focused on school or work, maybe you're healing after a…

Should You Play It Chill When Dating To Make People Want You More? Here's The Truth

By Cosmo Luce
To chill or not to chill is really the question of our time when it comes to modern dating. Toeing the line between demonstrating you are interested and coming off as overbearing, obsessive, or just the dreaded (and very general) "too much" can be…

I Asked My Grandma About Her Dating History & This Is What I Learned About Love

By Veronica Lopez
Type “relationship goals” into Google and you get hundreds of cheesy quotes about love that make it seem effortless. Just scroll through any celeb couple’s Instagram accounts (there are still some left, believe it or not), and you’ll see what I…

21 Tweets About Hooking Up Will Make You Say, "Damn, That's Me"

By Candice Jalili
Anyone who's ever been even remotely involved with hookup culture can attest to the fact that the experience of hooking up with people comes with its own unique trials and tribulations. Some experiences within hookup culture are so weird and so…

Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Difference Between STDs & STIs

By Rachel Shatto
We live in an era of hookup culture, which can be really fun. There is real power in owning your sexuality and living it, whatever that means for you. But with all that hooking up, there are also increased risks — both emotional and physical. Your…

6 Epic Texts To Send Your BF Or GF On April Fools' Day To Prank Them So Hard

By Annie Foskett
Love it or hate it, April Fools' Day is almost here. People will inevitably pull elaborate pranks on people they genuinely like that will go either medium-well or terribly. (I'm not an April Fools' enthusiast. Can you tell?) A successful prank…

5 Red Flags To Look For When Your Relationship Is Casual, But You Want Something Serious

By Veronica Lopez
Situationships: They’re a thing. If you’ve been talking to someone consistently for several months, you’ve hooked up, you've gone on dates, but you haven’t had “the talk,” you’re probably in a situationship. Situationships are basically casual…

What Does It Mean If You're Exclusive But Not Using The "Girlfriend" Label Yet? 

By Rachel Shatto
When my partner and I first got together, I was not ready to lock it down right away. I was looking for someone to hang out with and, if I’m totally honest, someone to hook up with more exclusively — like a regular friend with benefits, but none of…

Your Relationship Can Still Last Even If You Disagree On These 3 Things

By Cosmo Luce
Relationships can last despite all kinds of differences. I have seen queer friends who have continued to date people who have transphobic viewpoints. I have seen communists date Hillary Clinton supporters. I'm sure Democrats betray their party…

You'll Fall More In Love Once You Get Brutally Honest With Your Partner About These 5 Things

By Cosmo Luce
I'm not a fan of the phrase “brutally honest.” It always sounds to me like someone is violently punching you with their thoughts. Really, you shouldn't be brutal about anything in your relationship unless the act is consensual and involves a safe…

How To Make Dating Easier When You Have A Condition That Makes Sex Painful

By Cosmo Luce
While you might hear a lot about various sexual dysfunctions in men, erectile dysfunction isn't the only problem out there. In fact, there's a whole other half of the population who can be — and are being — impacted by disorders that affect their…

How Does Alcohol Affect Someone’s Ability To Consent To Sexual Activity?

By Anjali Sareen Nowakowski
Bachelor in Paradise, ABC's competition-oriented spinoff, has just found itself in some hot water. TMZ is reporting that filming for the show has been shut down due to an instance of alleged sexual misconduct between DeMario Jackson and Corinne…

5 Breakup Texts To Send The Person You're Casually Seeing

By Cosmo Luce
When your Tinder flame flickers out, it's unlikely that you and your hookup will have much to hash out in person. But that's not to say there wasn't real emotion behind even the most casual of encounters. Healthy relationships of all kinds require…

Selena Gomez Can't Stop Listening To 'Starboy' Since Going Public With The Weeknd

By Anna Menta
It seems Selena Gomez has been listening to and very much enjoying The Weeknd's music ever since the two were caught making out last week. How could I possibly know that Selena was listening to The Weeknd?  The answer is complicated, and a little…

Being Cheated On Is The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

By Samantha Short
Saying my ex-boyfriend cheated on me is a bit of an understatement. It wasn't a one-time mistake, a drunken lapse in judgment or a way out of the relationship. It was continuous, conscious choices that he went above and beyond to hide. I have to…

5 Reasons We're Terrified Of Commitment, But Desperately Searching For Love

By Zoya Gervis
Let's face it, commitment is a very scary concept for most of us. With apps like Tinder and reality dating shows making the centuries-old practice of courtship obsolete, our society has encouraged a one-night stand hookup culture, where we're all in…

If He Won't Be Seen In Public With You, You Are Not Really Dating Him

By Jamie LeeLo
Whatever happened to romance and chivalry, huh? Wearing someones pin? "Going steady"? Today, we live in the increasingly murky and overwhelming vague "hookup" culture, where you might be exclusively seeing only one person's genitals for multiple…

How Our Obsession With Getting Laid In College Blurs The Lines Of Sexual Assault

By Alexandra Svokos
I was in my senior year at Columbia University when the conversation about sexual assault burst open on campus. I spent the first three years of undergrad hearing everyone's tales of casual sexual exploits, fueled by alcohol, and figured that was…

Waiting To Have Sex Is Stupid, But I Need To Do It Anyway

By Arielle Lana LeJarde
If I could just have sex with guys I like on the first date without having to worry if they'll text me back, I would. But at my age and in our hookup culture, you never know if someone's only looking to have sex or if they want an actual…

Why He Doesn’t Want To Hook Up Right Away, As Told By A Nice Guy And A F*ckboy

By Adam Shadows
Hi Nice Guy and Fuckboy, My name is Renee, I'm 21 and have been single basically my whole life. My most puzzling situation happened at the end of the summer when I started talking to a guy who really had his shit together, unlike guys I have "dated"…

How To Have Those Uncomfortable Money Convos If You're Moving In Together

By Zara Barrie
I don't know how it happened. I don't really know when it happened, either. But baby, it's happened. Yes, us gorgeously wild, fabulously single, free-wheeling, hookup-culture obsessed, madly selfish Millennials are starting to fall in love and move…

7 Reasons Why Lesbians Crush Fall Better Than Straight Girls

By Zara Barrie
There is no subset of people who thrive in the fall quite like us lesbians. One night, I was walking around the West Village. (For those of you who don't live inside the New York City lesbian bubble, the West Village is a gay mecca.) I'm so used to…

8 Empowering Ways To Answer 'Why Are You Still Single?'

By Sheena Sharma
It's Unmarried and Single Americans Week! I had no idea this was a thing that exists — or that it runs from September 18 to 24 — until today (go figure). Started by The Buckeye Singles Council in Ohio in 1980, this national acknowledgment pays…

Being 'Girlfriend Material' In The Age of The Hook-Up Culture Sucks

By Danielle Williams
I'm at a family barbecue, enjoying my summer shandy when my aunt asks if I'm seeing anyone. It's every Millennial's worst nightmare. Can we get through one family gathering without talking about our love lives? I'm reminded weekly that my love life…

11 Dating Mistakes Only Millennials Make

By Laura Wigodner
When it comes to dating, people of all ages make mistakes, but Millennials seem to make the most mistakes, due to lack of experience, along with the influences of their age group. While some of these mistakes may be seen as a negative thing, they…

Ringling Bros Let Me Join The Circus And It Was A Disaster

By Eitan Levine
The circus isn't messing around. I would know... I tried to join it, and it nearly killed me. A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. They offered me the chance to visit their training center and write an article…

This Is The Hook-Up Culture Anthem Lesbians Have Been Waiting For

By Zara Barrie
Babes, it's been a super rough week, I know (it's almost over, THANK GOD). Everyone I know has had at least three to six identity crises in the last 24 hours. It's also three million degrees in Manhattan and New Yorkers are just emotionally…

This Female Salamander Is More Pissed At The Hookup Culture Than You Are

By Candice Jalili
So you and the guy you've been hooking up with have been following the usual charade of "what are you up to tonight?" texts every Friday with casual flirty chit chat in between for a month or so. You waited a while to have sex because you were so…

Lessons From Major Religions That Even Nonreligious People Can Believe In

By Molly Falco
When I was little, I attended church with my family. It's so far back in my memory that I couldn't even tell you what denomination we followed. It's just a vague memory of singing "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" to a large-ish congregation…

This Is Why You Should Stop Calling Every Guy Who Doesn't Like You A F*ckboy

By Alyssa Lynn
The hookup culture we live in today, surrounded by the f*ckboy generation, can be frustrating, to say the least. Everyone is having sex with everyone. It's awesome and it's horrible all at the same time. Hooking up isn't necessarily gated by…

This Airbnb Wants To Seriously Step Up Your 'Netflix And Chill' Game

By Taylor Ortega
Tired of sexing in your own boring bed? A new West Village f*ck dungeon listed on Airbnb as a “Netflix & Chill Room” now allows local New Yorkers and travelers alike to fully immerse themselves in modern hookup culture. The listing reads, The…

5 Lessons I Learned In The Bathroom Of A Hells Angels Biker Bar In Oakland (Photos)

By Kate Ryan
Recently, I paid a visit to the Ruby Room, the one-and-only Hells Angels biker bar in Oakland, California. Would you expect dim, red lighting, heaps of cigarette butts and increasingly sloppy games of pool? If so, you'd be correct. But a few things…

My Boyfriend Came Out As Gay, But I Couldn't Stop Loving Him

By Lindsay MacMillan
As a society, we have a lot to celebrate about the increasing acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community. It seems like just about every day, we hear of another inspirational coming-out story. But, less attention is given to those on the other side of the…

There’s An Actual Type Of Person You Have One-Night Stands With

By Lauren Martin
I have this friend -- Hannah*. Hannah doesn’t like to go to bed alone, at least that’s what she said after kicking out the guy with the Adidas flip-flops we all told her not to hook up with. Sometimes, depending on where we are and who she’s talking…

One Good Date Is All We Need To Forget About The Stupid Hook-Up Culture

By Candice Jalili
I was satisfied with my love life. Sure, it wasn’t quite "The Notebook," but it wasn’t awful, either. I was juggling several hot, young men, and nobody was grabbing my heart and slashing it into a million pieces. I felt like I was doing something…

11 Things All Recent Grads Are Really Jealous Of Current Seniors For

By Alexia LaFata
Right now, thousands of recent college graduates are taking the giant leap into real adulthood. We're working, traveling, volunteering, going to graduate school or, if we're unlucky, unemployed. Our social media channels, once covered with group…

Penetration Is Not Dedication: Girls, Stop Mistaking Sex For Affection

By Zara Barrie
I was sitting in her apartment at 2:30 pm in the afternoon of a lazy Sunday. We were shooting the sh*t as per usual, gossiping about people we didn't particularly care for. I was lamenting about how the underwire of my bra was poking into my skin. I…

You're Not The Only One In A Rut: How Much Sex Is Gen-Y Actually Having?

By Gigi Engle
We're a generation of dating apps, casual sex and hard-hitting sexual empowerment. We're all about getting pleasure and leaving out drama. We're all about forgetting the stigma of one-night stands. We act on our desires. But despite this apparent…

Paw Right: There Is Now Tinder For Dogs And It's Called 'TinDog'

By Eitan Levine
TinDog wants you to know your dog could turn into man's best... wingman. For years, dogs had to go to parks, chase cars and become star basketball players in order to help their owners overcome grief from their fathers' deaths and to impress their…

Tinder Instead Of Dinner: Why We're Not Dating Anymore

By Gigi Engle
What ever happened to dating? When did meeting up for a vodka shot and pork fest become a date? When did hooking up with nothing more than a first name and a Facebook friend request become a thing we do? We’re not going out like we used to; that’s…

Science Says Sex Too Early In A Relationship Can F*ck Up Your Marriage

By John Haltiwanger
Over the past several years, there's been a lot of debate surrounding the "hookup culture" of Generation-Y. If you're unfamiliar with this concept, it's the notion that this generation has overwhelmingly replaced traditional dating with casual…

7 Proven Reasons Why It's Perfectly Okay To Have Sex On The First Date

By Laura Argintar
Nobody likes first dates. They’re awkward, they usually involve some kind of drink or meal that you’d rather not share with a stranger, and there’s always that hesitant question at the forefront of both your minds: Are we going to have sex…

How This Generation Is Unpredictable, As Told By Our Parents' Terrible Predictions

By John Haltiwanger
Millennials are the largest and most diverse generation in American history. Born roughly between the years of 1981 and 2004, some Millennials are old enough to remember the collapse of the Soviet Union, and a small portion might even recall the…

The Pros And Cons Of A Friends With Benefits Relationship

By Anonymous
It’s 11:30 pm. The sun has set and hormones are flying. What some may refer to as the witching hour, others refer to as the perfect time to start thinking about a booty call. And, like clockwork, your cellphone vibrates with a text saying something…