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Young people eager to have sex, but will post-pandemic hookups bring happiness or despair?

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By Nicole K. McNichols

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Studies also suggest that for women in particular casual sex can be emotionally risky and is correlated with increased alcohol and drug abuse.

No kidding.

Women by nature seek a long-term emotional bond with their partner.

Casual sex with random strangers is not meaningful or emotionally fulfilling.

Hookup culture just allows men to use women for sexual gratification and then it becomes socially acceptable for men to ignore women after sleeping with them.

It's not romance when the people having sex don't even bother to ask each other their names.

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Casual sex can be very enjoyable for both people.

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weird article

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Of course happiness. What a dumb question.

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Plenty of women enjoy casual sex just as plenty of men enjoy having an emotional bond with their lovers.

Silly comment.

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The asymmetry of this last point is likely due to gender norms, since women are often shamed for engaging in casual sex whereas men are typically encouraged.

Totally accurate.

If a man sleeps around he is a player, if a woman does so she is labeled something unprintable.

Misogyny is alive and flourishing!!!!

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Dumb article.

‘older people too btw

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When did it end??? Did we miss something?

- “Young people eager to have sex, but will post-pandemic hookups bring happiness or despair?

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When did it end??? Did we miss something?

I was just about to say the same thing.

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I dont like this article. I think its bad advice.

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Happiness or despair. There is only one way to find out and it would require a large study group.

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Studies also suggest that for women in particular casual sex can be emotionally risky and is correlated with increased alcohol and drug abuse. The asymmetry of this last point is likely due to gender norms, since women are often shamed for engaging in casual sex whereas men are typically encouraged.

There are logical reasons for this, for women getting sex is super easy, for men it takes a lot of time & effort to have a chance, women just have to show up & say yes. So a man & a woman with an equal higher partner count are not even remotely comparable.

You also need to remember that just because men always think about sex does NOT mean they are getting any, in fact for most men sex is a rare event, only the top 20% are getting it regular, its been like this since forever

Also there is the 80\20 rule where 80% of women sleep with 20% of the men. Lots of studies have shown women think the vast majority of men are unattractive. So women end up sharing men for the most part.

Also note that 80% of men & 20% of women left out of the hookups never get a mention.......

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This is great news!

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@GW

Feelz good knowing I am in the top 20%!

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How best to leverage these research findings to advise my students? My message will be clear.

Somebody did an online poll in a class, sample size not stated except that is “large,” and is ready to give advice based on “research findings.”

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The message I got from this article is the students are saying EXPECT ANOTHER PANDEMIC STD's will be on the rise. It will be drip drip drip, or burn baby burn, every turn. Will this create a condom shortage?

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