• 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.

  • Q&A: I Had Quickie Sex, Now I’m Bleeding

    When a woman feels sexually aroused or has sex, it typically takes some time for sufficient vaginal lubrication to kick in.

  • Q&A: What’s Up With Online Dating Sites?

    For-profit sites are businesses and so they certainly exist to turn a profit just like any other for-profit business.

  • Deal Breakers of Singles in America

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

  • Sex Research Considerations: Collecting Data From Couples

    Some sex research benefits from collecting data from couples rather than individuals. However, doing this takes some methodological considerations.

  • 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.

  • What Exactly Is A “Booty Call” Anyway?

    The "booty call": an elusive form of casual sex that researchers have now begun to untangle the meaning of.