Promoting Sex or Prompting Sexuality?

Posted: April 7, 2011 by lexx45 in Uncategorized

In an age where 1 in 5 new relationships begin on an online dating site and the average age of sexual activity has dropped to around 16 has the idea of traditional dating well…died? In USA Todays Article “Is Dating Dead” they found that 72% of young adults “hook up”. What is hooking up? 35% say it’s kissing and touching, 12% say it’s hand-to-genital stimulation, 12% say it’s oral sex and 40% say it’s intercourse. What the study concluded is that dating has taken a back seat and casual sex or, “friends with benefits” has taken the driver’s seat. The study states that because there are fewer men than women, young women are competing with each other for access to men, and often, that leads to sex sooner, says Regnerus; author of How Young Americans Meet, Mate and Think about Marrying. But where do these ideas set in? My opinion lies with college. It comes as no surprise that college campuses are feeding grounds for sexual experimentation. Don’t believe me? Well look at lasts month Generator. For those of you whose media diets do not consist of reading allow me to fill you in. The Generator is Marist’s student run magazine. Each month they create a top ten list of the topic of their choosing. March’s issue consisted of the top ten places on campus to “Get Some Secretive Lovin’”. The tag line reads:

We’ve all been in the situation where you have met a slammin’ hotty or dialed up your favorite late night booty call, the only problem is, you need somewhere to go that’s both spontaneous and secluded.  The Generator is your friend at this juncture, so relax for a few minutes, give your lips a rest and choose the most viable option for you and your fellow emergency pleasure seeker.

As if it were any surprise #1 was awarded to the Riverfront. But my question is this. Are we boasting said promiscuity as a form of sexual empowerment, or is Marist just validating its stereotype as the school with the “highest number of STD’s?

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