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Tag Archive | "Casual Sex"

Dear Em & Lo: Oops! I Forgot to Use Condoms

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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photo by trec_lit Dear Em & Lo, I’ve been sleeping with this guy for about three weeks, and our semi-non-relationship began the night after he broke up with his girlfriend of 8 months. We used a condom the first couple times, but then we stopped. I’m on the Pill and while I’m not worried about [...]

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Women Have Casual Sex for…Pleasure?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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photo by e.esders It may not be news to any of you ladies out there who’ve enjoyed the thrill of a no-strings-attached hook-up, but for those who buy into the evo-psych pop notion that women are only interested in high-status resource providers rather than hotties (i.e. the opposite of men’s supposed eternal motivations) there’s a [...]

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Social Networking Leads to Oscar Nominations, Casual Sex

Monday, January 31, 2011

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The movie The Social Network scored eight Oscar nominations last week, but that’s not the only way in which social networking, lower case, is scoring. According to a poll conducted by¬†Men’s Fitness and Shape magazines (not exactly the ivory towers, we know, but the sex and dating research coming out of there is often just [...]

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Wise Guys – Would You Accept a Free Pass for a One-Night Stand?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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photo by balinto Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: “If a guy’s partner told him that he could have a one-night stand with a stranger, no questions asked, and it was guaranteed that his partner wouldn’t freak out about it later — would most guys take their partner [...]

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Wise Guys – When Can I Expect (or Make) the Post-Sex Call?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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photo by SYD_Rahim Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “If I sleep with a new guy and everything went great — long talk beforehand, great chemistry, lots in common, orgasms all around — when can I reasonably expect a call from him? And will the number of days [...]

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Dear Em & Lo, Did I Put Out Prematurely?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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photo by Frank H Dear Em and Lo, OK, here’s a complicated question, but I’m not fond of roadside psychics, so you guys are my best bet. I’ve been carrying on a flirtation with a local bartender for about a month now. The other night, the flirtation led to drinks at a neighboring bar, and [...]

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One-Night Stands Can So Lead to Beautiful Relationships

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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photo by e.esders Before we started writing about sex, we had no idea that so many scientists and researchers spent time so much time studying our sexual proclivities. These days we have trouble thinking of anything sexual that hasn’t been qualified and quantified and written up in a science journal. Take the age-old issue of [...]

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Comment of the Week: You, Em & Lo, Owe Us All an Apology

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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photo by Lara64 We received the following in response to our Metro article on negotiating a night of casual sex. Sometimes, it’s the hate mail that brings us the most joy: I read your “article” in Metro this morning. Ironically I NEVER read that rag but for some reason I did this morning and I’m [...]

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The Power of Teenage Love

Monday, August 23, 2010

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photo by Pink Sherbet Photography A study by Bill McCarthy of the University of California and Eric Grodsky of the University of Minnesota found that teens in romantic sexual relationships have similar school experiences to virgins. Meanwhile, students who engage in NON-romantic sexual activity (hook-ups, friends with benefits, etc) were found to be more likely [...]

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Dear Em & Lo, Is Physical Attraction in Friendship a Gift or a Curse?

Friday, August 20, 2010

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photo by Vivian Chen Dear Em & Lo, Is physical attraction a gift or a curse?¬†I’m writing this because a friend and I have been friends for a year. Let’s just say we’ve had our share of up and downs. From us being friends with benefits to helping him deal with his crazy ex-girlfriend. I [...]

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