Feeds

Sorority girls gone WILD: '1 to 3' casual sex 'hookups' every MONTH

Totally bona-fide scientific research

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

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. ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
MEN: For pity's sake SLEEP with LOTS of WOMEN - and avoid Prostate Cancer
And, um, don't sleep with other men. If that's what worries you
Voyager 1 now EIGHTEEN LIGHT HOURS from home
Almost 20 BEEELION kilometres from Sol
Jim Beam me up, Scotty! WHISKY from SPAAACE returns to Earth
They're insured for $1m, before you thirsty folks make plans
ROGUE SAIL BOAT blocks SPACE STATION PODULE blastoff
Er, we think our ISS launch beats your fishing expedition
Comet Siding Spring revealed as flying molehill
Hiding from this space pimple isn't going to do humanity's reputation any good
BAE points electromagnetic projectile at US Army
Railguns for 'Future fighting vehicle'
OK Google, do I have CANCER?
Company talks up pill that would spot developing tumors
LONG ARM of the SAUR: Brachially gifted dino bone conundrum solved
Deinocheirus mirificus was a bit of a knuckle dragger
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
How to simplify SSL certificate management
Simple steps to take control of SSL certificates across the enterprise, and recommendations centralizing certificate management throughout their lifecycle.