• Hostels And Hookups: How Common Is It, And Why?

    Research shows that tourist destinations are frequent places for casual sex. Guest blogger Allison Yates discusses key factors for hostel hookups.

  • Predicting Orgasm and Sexual Enjoyment for College-Age Women

    In a recently published study, women reported more orgasm and sexual enjoyment in committed relationships than in hookups.

  • Hooking Up With Alcohol: Initiative Or Excuse

    KC Guest Blogger Aliza Saraco-Polner discusses the complex ways that alcohol can inform sexual decision-making.

  • Oral Sex During Hookups? Unfortunately, Not So Much For Women

    A new study highlights that the ambiguity of hookups means women usually do not receive cunnilingus, even if they have performed oral sex for their partner.

  • Deal Breakers of Singles in America

    Kinsey Institute Research Fellow Dr. Justin Garcia discusses his Match.com study on singles and relationships.

  • What They’re Reading: Dr. Ken Haslam

    Weekly feature on book recommendations by people interested in sex and sexual health.

  • Friends With Benefits: The Ideal, The Reality

    Aliza Saraco-Polner talks to relationship researcher Justin Garcia to discover the knotted reality among 'No-Strings-Attached' relationships

  • So, What Does It Mean To “Hook Up”?

    Across college campuses, more students are hooking up, a vaguely defined set of sexual practices that typically occur outside of dating or a relationship.

  • Casual Sex: Can It Lead To Long Term?

    Casual sex hasn't traditionally been tied to leading to long term relationships. A recent study shows that this may be changing...

  • Friends Don’t Let Friends Hook up Drunk…Or Do They?

    Is hooking up a "risky behavior" that needs to be avoided? Findings from a recent study seem to imply friends shouldn't let their friends hook up drunk...

  • Hookups Aren’t Bad For Your (Mental) Health, But Grades May Suffer

    In a study of teen sexual behavior and relationships, two researchers have found that teens who engage in casual sex face a few negative academic consequences.

  • Casual Sex And Hooking Up Do Not Cause Psychological Harm

    Researchers have finally answered the question, "does casual sex and hooking up cause psychological harm?" No, it doesn't!