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Saucy young college girls in the States are indulging in "casual, no-strings-attached sexual encounters" at such a rate that one needs a little lie down just after thinking about it, according to bona-fide scientific research done for totally high-minded reasons.

A smoking hot press release from the Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island has all the salacious details:

Miriam Hospital study focuses on sexual behavior of first-year female college students.

“Hooking up” is a loosely defined term characterized by sexual intimacy, ranging from kissing to sexual intercourse, between partners who are not dating or in a romantic relationship and do not expect commitment.

Researchers surveyed 483 first-year female college students about their sexual behavior ...

The average number of sexual hookups per month ranged from one to three ... Specifically, the highest rate of sexual hookups took place at the beginning of the academic year (October) and the lowest rate was during the summer (June).

Apparently the frisky college vixen of today also likes to have a regular chap or boyf, as we also hear that "romantic sex with a boyfriend or relationship partner was found to be twice as common as hookup sex", meaning presumably that it happens from two to six times a month.

"While hooking up gets more attention in the media, college students continue to develop romantic relationships," insists Robyn Fielder, a psychology research student and intern at the Miriam Hospital, who took part in the research.

There was more, but quite frankly our glasses fogged up and we couldn't follow it - let alone the actual research paper, which presumably requires a heart checkup before reading. We did wonder, though, just why the keen interest in young sorority girls (yet again) on the part of the investigating psychologists. We've previously learned from the "science" wires of their heavy drinking, ways to control the weight gain they suffer in the first year, and their habit of roughing up their boyfriends (perhaps for objecting to their habit of sleeping with one or more other men every month).

“These findings support what we know about the first year of college: That it is a time when we see increases in sexual behavior and substance use,” said Fielder. “It’s important that we gain a better understanding of students’ sexual behavior, since it can potentially affect both their physical and mental health as well as their academic success.”

So that's all right then. The paper is published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, and the press release is here. ®

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