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The hook-up culture: fact or fiction? In Sunday’s Perspective section of the Tampa Bay Times, a couple columns competed for reader allegiance: one called “Empty college sex” by Donna Freitas, who writes about the damage done by the hook-up culture and another called “Hooking up isn’t hot or bothering” by Amanda Hess, who posits college kids “aren’t hooking up that much.” If I have to pick a side, I pick Freitas’s. And here’s my favorite quote from what she wrote: Today, sexual experimentation might be getting to know someone before having sex, holding out for dates, and courtship focused on romance rather than sex. From where I sit, meeting a student confident enough to say she’s not hooking up and is proud about that is as experimental as it gets.
And if you missed it last week, what does a clinical sexologist and sex therapist say about saving sex for marriage? “It is difficult in this day and age, with the pressures and the feeling that everyone’s doing it. You are holding yourself to a higher standard and that is to be commended.” For more of my interview with sex therapist Dr. Dae Sheridan, click here.
And THIS (perhaps the best premarital advice you’ll get all day):
Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.
— Peter Klesken (@PeterKlesken) April 6, 2013