College is a time of discovery for students — to expand their intellectual horizons as they pursue postsecondary education. For many students, there is an extracurricular focus on intimacy in the pursuit of carnal knowledge. We conducted a survey of 2, current and former college students to take a snapshot of activity between the sheets on U.
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It's as if sexual freedom has become a burden as well as a gift," note journalists Lauren Kern and Noreen Malone. It made me feel good, I guess. People message you and ask you to do things or customize something for them. You can say yes or no," she said about stripping in front of a web came. It's hard because I feel that I am highly experienced — but obviously without the physical part. When it does get down to me actually possibly having this kind of encounter with someone, I get really scared. Another surprising insight? Overall, 73 percent of students reported having been in love at least once. Yet despite the pall cast by this, college students also share a sense of optimism about the many ways for young people to explore their own identities and sexuality, to figure out who they are and whom they want to love.
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It would seem to be a pretty confusing time to be a college student, at least as far as sex is concerned. The sexual revolution has been won, and many campuses resemble great drunken bacchanals in which men and women can choose to participate in no-strings-attached, or at least few-strings-attached, experimentations in lust — sex without stigma or shame. And yet, at the same time, news about the high incidence of rape has reached a fever pitch — leaving students, not to mention their parents, worried about their safety. College sex as both playland and minefield.