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(Salon)   "Fewer than 15 percent of college students are hooking up - whether that means a kiss or actual intercourse - more than twice a year" according to the Institute of What Mom and Dad Want to Believe   (salon.com) divider line 80
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2013-11-14 11:05:11 AM
Sounds about right.

/Nobody is getting laid as much as everyone thinks they are in college.
 
2013-11-14 11:06:13 AM
I got laid a lot in college.  And if I did, I pretty much suspect everyone did.  And all the GenX/Millenial joking aside, I don't see the kids of today being a whole lot interested in sex than the Xers.

/$0.02
 
2013-11-14 11:07:00 AM
... reports the study of computer science majors.
 
2013-11-14 11:08:44 AM

fredbox: ... reports the study of computer science majors.


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You left out the engineering and math majors.
 
2013-11-14 11:09:34 AM
If *I* could get action in college, ANYBODY can.
 
2013-11-14 11:10:05 AM
Sex, drugs and who gives a fark what music's on - isn't that what college is FOR?
 
2013-11-14 11:11:19 AM
Dear Prudence,

As a dudebro i've looking to score some primo tricksy tang. But all my moves were mastered slapping my Wang to buttsex on redtube. How can I convince the Bettie's I'm worthy of more than two hookups in a year?
 
2013-11-14 11:11:29 AM
They are all too tired from sexting and jacking it to porn.
 
2013-11-14 11:11:39 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Sounds about right.

/Nobody is getting laid as much as everyone thinks they are in college.


You're joking, right?
 
2013-11-14 11:11:53 AM

Fissile: fredbox: ... reports the study of computer science majors.

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You left out the engineering and math majors.


So did everyone else.
 
2013-11-14 11:11:58 AM
I only slept with 40 or 50 girls in college.

Best 10 years of my life.
 
2013-11-14 11:12:03 AM
Yeah that makes sense if you divide the numbers for males by 10 and multiply the numbers for females by 3.
 
2013-11-14 11:12:30 AM
I was in university only a few years ago, as a mature student.

15% sounds about right. Hell, the only place there was a really fair gender mix of students was the business department, and 85% of those guys and girls were foreign students from all over Asia, with their strict social mores and the whole nine yards.

/ okay, and maybe the biology department
// some federal lab or something at the university, they were far too serious about fish biology to think about performing human experiments
 
2013-11-14 11:13:12 AM
It only focused on stright sex. Most gay guys are hooking up 3-4 times a week sometimes all at the same time and it does not stop at college
 
2013-11-14 11:13:27 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Sounds about right.

/Nobody is getting laid as much as everyone thinks they are in college.


This. College is a bunch of kids who all think that everyone but them is getting laid.
 
2013-11-14 11:13:42 AM
My friends and I were into sex drugs and rock n roll in college like anyone else.  Crazy parties, crazy happenings, but the vast majority of us were monogamous.   I think of those times and would guess that about 15% of the time we had hooked up, but most of the time we were in a relationship.
 
2013-11-14 11:14:30 AM

starsrift: I was in university only a few years ago, as a mature student.

15% sounds about right. Hell, the only place there was a really fair gender mix of students was the business department, and 85% of those guys and girls were foreign students from all over Asia, with their strict social mores and the whole nine yards.

/ okay, and maybe the biology department
// some federal lab or something at the university, they were far too serious about fish biology to think about performing human experiments


Asians with strict social mores? As one chick I banged told me Gaijin don't count, but maybe that is just for the Japs.

Millennials are really special snowflakes aren't they? Apparently they can fark up a wet dream.
 
2013-11-14 11:15:29 AM
15% is correct because 30% of the men are hooking up with 5% of the women.
 
2013-11-14 11:16:16 AM

starsrift: I was in university only a few years ago, as a mature student.

15% sounds about right. Hell, the only place there was a really fair gender mix of students was the business department, and 85% of those guys and girls were foreign students from all over Asia, with their strict social mores and the whole nine yards.

/ okay, and maybe the biology department
// some federal lab or something at the university, they were far too serious about fish biology to think about performing human experiments


Art department FTW! A sexual powder keg it was. A bunch of awkward weirdos who spent their high school years writing awful poetry and (yes, giving away my age here) drawing pictures of Morrissey alone in their bedrooms. Suddenly they get to college and get to reinvent themselves, and are surrounded by a bunch of often hot people with similar psychological issues. KABLOOEY!!! Hell, even I got some.
 
2013-11-14 11:16:37 AM

Cybernetic: HotIgneous Intruder: Sounds about right.

/Nobody is getting laid as much as everyone thinks they are in college.

This. College is a bunch of kids who all think that everyone but them is getting laid.


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2013-11-14 11:17:22 AM
The guys are just being prepped for married life.
 
2013-11-14 11:19:33 AM
None of my friends had girlfriends or got laid in college, but we were all IT, CS, and Engineering majors.
 
2013-11-14 11:20:04 AM

Girl Sailor: Art department FTW! A sexual powder keg it was. A bunch of awkward weirdos who spent their high school years writing awful poetry and (yes, giving away my age here) drawing pictures of Morrissey alone in their bedrooms. Suddenly they get to college and get to reinvent themselves, and are surrounded by a bunch of often hot people with similar psychological issues. KABLOOEY!!! Hell, even I got some.


Oh, maybe.
They were far too serious and dramatic for me. I preferred the lighter subjects, like math and science, though I did score well on my ventures over to the BA side of campus.
 
2013-11-14 11:21:17 AM
All the goths/metallers/other alt crowd types were at it like rabbits, and somewhat indiscriminately. We probably drank and did more drugs than the average student but I'm pretty sure the sex was just what people did when away from home and full of hormones around a whole bunch of other randy, young, pretty things...
 
2013-11-14 11:21:35 AM
They consider kissing "Hooking up"? That's stupid.
 
2013-11-14 11:23:48 AM

fireclown: I got laid a lot in college.  And if I did, I pretty much suspect everyone did.  And all the GenX/Millenial joking aside, I don't see the kids of today being a whole lot interested in sex than the Xers.

/$0.02


You suspect wrong.  Neither I, nor any of my friends, got laid in college.  :(
 
2013-11-14 11:23:48 AM
That could be because the casual hook-up became a relationship.
However I also would not discount the "liar, liar, pants on fire" factor.
 
2013-11-14 11:24:48 AM
Lets assume for the sake of argument that girls actually are getting drunk and having sex with random guys on a regular basis. Do you think giving them a survey once they've sobered up is going to produce honest results?

The fact remains, the younger generations attitudes towards sex are changing from what they were previously, one only has to look at the porn industry to to witness this. 20 years ago "teen porn" consisted of 30 year old women dressed up in pigtails and a schoolgirl outfit, now it's filled with actual 18/19 year olds. Go to any porn site and you can spend years looking at teen porn and never see the same girl twice, an that's not even taking into account the home made stuff or the girls getting on their webcams putting on a show for whoever's watching.

What I found most curious is that while the article claims no significant change, it never actually gave any numbers for comparison. I'm not saying that young women have all become raging sluts, but there is definitely a change in attitudes towards sex in today's youth and you would have to be a moron not to notice it.
 
2013-11-14 11:25:08 AM
More possible than you might think. Sure, you might think everyone you see is getting laid 24/7, but that's only the students you see. Think of all the mature students, grad students, students living off campus, distance/e-learners, etc - the students you might not even be counting.

There are a large portion of a college's population that isn't the cliche frat sex hounds.

That said, it's probably not THAT low.
 
2013-11-14 11:26:31 AM
Slaves2Darkness:

Asians with strict social mores? As one chick I banged told me Gaijin don't count, but maybe that is just for the Japs.

Tell me more...?  For instance, am I still considered a Gaijin if they're in my country?  Or do I need to buy a plane ticket to Japan?
 
2013-11-14 11:26:44 AM
Wait, how do you not get laid in college? Nest your going to tell me binge drinking isn't a thing and only music majors do drugs. What the hell is wrong with kids today, it's like they study or something.
 
2013-11-14 11:27:11 AM
actual intercourse - more than twice a year

So clearly we're not talking about married people here.

/prefer annual intercourse myself
 
2013-11-14 11:28:36 AM

Gothnet: All the goths/metallers/other alt crowd types were at it like rabbits, and somewhat indiscriminately. We probably drank and did more drugs than the average student but I'm pretty sure the sex was just what people did when away from home and full of hormones around a whole bunch of other randy, young, pretty things...


Being part of a social group where drugs and alcohol are accepted helps.  A lot.

It also doesn't hurt those folks are more accepting of risk in general instead of being worrisome ninnies.

IT'S COLLEGE.  Have fun.
 
2013-11-14 11:30:37 AM

Girl Pants: More possible than you might think. Sure, you might think everyone you see is getting laid 24/7, but that's only the students you see. Think of all the mature students, grad students, students living off campus, distance/e-learners, etc - the students you might not even be counting.

There are a large portion of a college's population that isn't the cliche frat sex hounds.

That said, it's probably not THAT low.


Sure, everyone isn't getting laid constantly. But the vast majority not even making out with 2 people per year seems off.
 
2013-11-14 11:34:19 AM

dywed88: Sure, everyone isn't getting laid constantly. But the vast majority not even making out with 2 people per year seems off.


You have to remember that this is a generation raised by TV and video games, not human contact.
They're all terrified of each other, there. It was hilarious when I went in 2006.
 
2013-11-14 11:37:36 AM

starsrift: dywed88: Sure, everyone isn't getting laid constantly. But the vast majority not even making out with 2 people per year seems off.

You have to remember that this is a generation raised by TV and video games, not human contact.
They're all terrified of each other, there. It was hilarious when I went in 2006.


This.
 
2013-11-14 11:38:00 AM
I went to a very liberal--in all senses of the word--college, and I believe it. While people were definitely having sex, the vast majority of it was in relationships, not hooking up. Then again, as with anything, we did have some superusers.
 
2013-11-14 11:40:07 AM

starsrift: Girl Sailor: Art department FTW! A sexual powder keg it was. A bunch of awkward weirdos who spent their high school years writing awful poetry and (yes, giving away my age here) drawing pictures of Morrissey alone in their bedrooms. Suddenly they get to college and get to reinvent themselves, and are surrounded by a bunch of often hot people with similar psychological issues. KABLOOEY!!! Hell, even I got some.

Oh, maybe.
They were far too serious and dramatic for me. I preferred the lighter subjects, like math and science, though I did score well on my ventures over to the BA side of campus.


We're all peas in search of our own comfy pods I suppose. Viva le difference!
 
2013-11-14 11:42:09 AM

fredbox: ... reports the study of computer science majors.


Probably true. I was in CS, we graduated about 30 each year, my two friends were the only other guys I knew that had an active sex life other than myself.

The rest looked and acted like eternal virgins (not by choice) and probably couldn't believe that anyone in CS was having sex with a girl.

Now that I think of it, there *was* this other (believe it or not) hot girl in CS that was a friend of mine from high school. She got pregnant her Junior year... so all we're missing here is .5 to get to 15%...
 
2013-11-14 11:46:54 AM
15% sounds about right for "hooking up". That doesn't mean the rest aren't f*cking like rabbits- most of them are- they're just in relationships (ranging from serious to "why so serious") rather than what I'd describe as "hooking up."

The 15% who are hooking up are probably having most of the sex, though. A major state university might have 50,000 students. 7,500 is a good pool of random strangers to bang.

Basically, college dorms are overflowing with jizz. The hallways need to be hosed out at night.
 
2013-11-14 11:48:12 AM
I feel really bad for some of you and your college experience.

I knew what I was leaving when I got out of college...I didn't like it and still don't.  I  will never again have that much willing poon ripe for the picking.  It really was a beautiful thing and I think of it often.

I just fish alot now.
 
2013-11-14 11:52:29 AM

dywed88: Sure, everyone isn't getting laid constantly. But the vast majority not even making out with 2 people per year seems off.


True, I forgot how low they set the bar.

I wonder what percentage of the general population makes out (or more) at least twice a year. I'd like to think it's higher than 15%.
 
2013-11-14 11:53:13 AM

Girl Sailor: starsrift: I was in university only a few years ago, as a mature student.

15% sounds about right. Hell, the only place there was a really fair gender mix of students was the business department, and 85% of those guys and girls were foreign students from all over Asia, with their strict social mores and the whole nine yards.

/ okay, and maybe the biology department
// some federal lab or something at the university, they were far too serious about fish biology to think about performing human experiments

Art department FTW! A sexual powder keg it was. A bunch of awkward weirdos who spent their high school years writing awful poetry and (yes, giving away my age here) drawing pictures of Morrissey alone in their bedrooms. Suddenly they get to college and get to reinvent themselves, and are surrounded by a bunch of often hot people with similar psychological issues. KABLOOEY!!! Hell, even I got some.


This.

I minored in studio art, just cuz. It wasn't til later in life I realized how fortuitous that decision was; how all of the truly epic events in my college life were centered around those friends.
 
2013-11-14 12:00:15 PM

starsrift: I preferred the lighter subjects, like math and science, though I did score well on my ventures over to the BA side of campus.


one of the advantages of most physics/math majors: any non-core class seems 'easy'. the business classes were especially fun. can you do a: swot analysis - fancy name for a pro/cons list white paper - you mean like an abstract? yeah, i think i can figure it out.

/not demeaning BA people, just sharing a common experience

GodComplex: Wait, how do you not get laid in college? Nest your going to tell me binge drinking isn't a thing and only music majors do drugs. What the hell is wrong with kids today, it's like they study or something.


it has gotten all mixed up. not only do they study, they do drugs to help them study harder!
 
2013-11-14 12:01:40 PM
My first couple years in college I just put my face in books and studied. But I was wound too tight, after I relaxed and had some fun I wasnt as stressed out. Sex  helped too, with a girl even!
 
2013-11-14 12:04:09 PM

GRCooper: Girl Sailor: starsrift: I was in university only a few years ago, as a mature student.

15% sounds about right. Hell, the only place there was a really fair gender mix of students was the business department, and 85% of those guys and girls were foreign students from all over Asia, with their strict social mores and the whole nine yards.

/ okay, and maybe the biology department
// some federal lab or something at the university, they were far too serious about fish biology to think about performing human experiments

Art department FTW! A sexual powder keg it was. A bunch of awkward weirdos who spent their high school years writing awful poetry and (yes, giving away my age here) drawing pictures of Morrissey alone in their bedrooms. Suddenly they get to college and get to reinvent themselves, and are surrounded by a bunch of often hot people with similar psychological issues. KABLOOEY!!! Hell, even I got some.

This.

I minored in studio art, just cuz. It wasn't til later in life I realized how fortuitous that decision was; how all of the truly epic events in my college life were centered around those friends.


Right? It's not like we thought we were going to get jobs as artists.
 
2013-11-14 12:07:03 PM
I had a whole thing typed about how this was literally statistically impossible, but then I realized they were talking solely about having sex with a  stranger that you've only just met at a  party specifically.

That narrows it down far past what I would colloquially think of as hooking up and puts it into the realm of an absurd caricature of unsafe sexual habits.  As someone that's done it (hey, we were all stupid once... or into a lot of drugs, which is the same thing as stupid but more intentional) I would definitely predict that a lot of kids would avoid it, it's not really most people's speed.  I'm not ashamed of sleeping around as such, but in retrospect I didn't really get anything out of it and I think of it as another way I wasted time when I was a stupid kid more than anything.

If anything, in that context the number seems high, most people in undergrad get steady SOs/friends with benefits or date potential partners individually before sleeping with 'em, just like everywhere else.  Young people are just normal people with some of the rough edges not quite polished off, they're not a different species or something.  They have roughly the same distribution of tendencies and behaviors as full adults and the same intelligence.

// That said, when you stick a bunch of guys that probably like sex in a shared environment with a bunch of girls that probably like sex (and the analogous pairings for other orientations), place under the pressure of academic expectations, and mix up the social groups regularly with classes and majors and so on, you're going to have a pretty high occurrence of the conditions being right for random sex.
 
2013-11-14 12:10:01 PM
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2013-11-14 12:17:35 PM

divgradcurl: GodComplex: Wait, how do you not get laid in college? Nest your going to tell me binge drinking isn't a thing and only music majors do drugs. What the hell is wrong with kids today, it's like they study or something.

it has gotten all mixed up. not only do they study, they do drugs to help them study harder!


Good GOD! It's worse than I thought. I'm gonna have to send the kid off to school with some quality dime bags and a keg of microbrew if that's true. See, this is what happens when they stop making college party movies. Kids forget that the point of higher education is to get blitzed and have orgies. Get it out of their systems so they can hold a job without repressed emotions.
 
2013-11-14 12:20:33 PM
I went to an engineering school (RIT) and I managed to get laid pretty regularly.

RIT is home to the National Technical School for the Deaf.
Fun fact: Deaf girls make a LOT of noise in bed.
 
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