Let’s talk about sex, baby – casual sex, that is. New York University instructor Dr. Zhana Vrangalova is on the hunt for tales of f*ck buddies, friends with benefits, bar romp regrets and everything else in between for The Casual Sex Project. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Vrangalova explained that most elements of hook up culture are from a collegiate point of view (umm…and she may have a point). The Casual Sex Project functions to change that stigma. She welcomes stories from all, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation
Some think that hooking up is the demise of love as we know it. In an April 2014 Elite Daily feature, author Allie Bukatman said that the “problem is that we, as a generation, have become so reliant on ‘hooking up’ that we rarely make a more intimate and emotional connection with one another. It has become all about sex. It’s the lack of actual courtship — giving out your phone number, making plans, dinner and a movie, meeting the parents, etc. — that will be our downfall.”
Vrangalova sees things differently.
“Hookups are so often presented as black or white, good or bad, but it isn’t this homogenous thing,” Vrangalova said in her Huffington Post feature. “There is such a plethora of activities, feelings, hopes and expectations, partner configurations and behaviors, outcomes, circumstances… I hope this project will help people see these nuances.”
So…do you want to share your story? Do so here.