Kelsi Krandel_online

Back to his place

(In)secure

Friday night found me, as it often does, at a fraternity house. The room smelled like sweat and cheap alcohol, and the floors were sticky with Keystone Light. Across the room from a table littered with empty Solo cups, the two of us swayed our hips next to each other
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clog.straus.tinder

50 thoughts we have before a Tinder date

As often as we say we’ll never stoop to using Tinder, chances are, many of us will end up going on a Tinder date (or, let’s be honest, many Tinder dates). Here are some of the thoughts that go through our heads right before our dates. Don’t worry, it isn’t as scary
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Jason.Willick

The politics of hookups

The Devil's Advocate

In her provocatively titled new book “The End of Sex,” noted religion and sexuality scholar Donna Freitas does something rather unusual — she attacks the notorious college “hookup culture” from the feminist left. Commentators sometimes nostalgically lament the supposed collapse of courtship among young people. But as of late, feminists
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05.21.hookup.VIGNET

Hookup: The ambiguity of collegiate intimacy

This is the first installment in a four-part series exploring UC Berkeley’s “hookup culture.” Students’ names have been changed or withheld in order to protect their privacy and foster honest conversation. It is a typical Friday night party. The musty combination of sweat, hormones and repressed desires are undercut by
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