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Apr 10, 2016

6 Reasons To Sleep With Whoever You Want Without Regret

4. There are major health benefits to having sex.

Mar 25, 2016

What It’s Really Like To Date Multiple Guys At Once

There's nothing wrong with weighing your options.

Mar 13, 2016

What To Have On Hand For A One-Night Stand

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Mar 11, 2016

How To Get Rid Of A One-Night Stand Without Being An Asshole

Don't use the "my friend needs me" excuse.

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Feb 26, 2016

Why Sarcastic Women Are Better At Flirting & Dating

It takes a lot of balls, figuratively speaking, to be sarcastic.

How to Hook Up When You Live in a Tiny Dorm Room with Roommates

Because nothing could be more romantic than doggy style in a bunk bed.

Sep 24, 2013

12 Things You Should Stop Doing Once You Hit Your 20s

Ah your 20s. The time for leaving college, joining the workforce and, if you believe Lena Dunham's Girls, eating cupcakes in bathtubs.

Mar 20, 2013

In Defense of Naked Makeout Sessions [Sexy Time]

Recently, I was reading through an advice forum that's usually frequented by fairly open-minded people. These people bashed the idea of getting naked with someone repeatedly while having zero intention of boning them. They called it irresponsible and labelled it a "tease" move.

Jan 3, 2013

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Nov 15, 2012

On Having Sex With and Without Strings Attached [Dear DBN]

It’s just sex, right? Ha, wrong! Sex is an emotional minefield. You can cross it successfully, but you better be careful. This week, I tackle some of the complications of getting laid outside of an agreed upon arrangement.

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Oct 26, 2012

3 Rules for Sex When You’re Single or Dating

In a relationship, there's often an open and honest communication between partners, whereas single sex can come with some mixed signals or varying expectations.

Oct 10, 2012

Reasons Girls Turn Down No Strings Attached Hook Ups [He Said/She Said]

Turns out there are a lot of reasons, ranging from the superficial to protecting your heart.

Sep 14, 2012

The 8 Traits of a Great Wingwoman [Friday Faves]

In a college world where (shocker!) people drink and hook-up on a regular basis, it's always a lovely gift in disguise to have a wingwoman by your side who supports you, sets you up for success, and is your personal cheerleader.

Aug 23, 2012

The 5-Step Process to Getting Over Post-Sex Regret [Sexy Time]

In the moment, we can all make choices that don't ultimately sit well, so let's delve into the process of getting over the gnawing feeling in your gut that you've done something terribly wrong

Aug 22, 2012

8 Reasons to Have a One-Night Stand

One-night stands have kind of a bad rep. Sure, there's a risk of embarrassing moments, walks of shame, and STDs, but there are still some really great things about them! They're basically a naughty treat - have them in moderation, be safe, and they're awesome.

Jul 22, 2012

How-To Love Yourself in 6 Simple Steps

Here on CollegeCandy, we write a lot of how-to posts. But for this particular how-to, I wanted to go a little less glam, and a little bit more gushy.

May 29, 2012

How To Tell If You’re One Night Stand Material

What is it exactly that makes a guy want to bring you home? The answer may not be what you think, ladies, and to be honest, it might not be one you like very much at all.

May 16, 2012

Why’d He Ask To Get Serious And Then Disappear? [Ask A Dude]

Fast forward one week and I don't hear from him at all. I text him a few times and don't hear back. I asked him to talk and when he called me he got very defensive.

May 11, 2012

Why Every Woman Should Be Having One-Night Stands [Friday Faves]

Being in a relationship is great, but getting there totally sucks. You meet someone, start to like that someone and then go crazy trying to figure out if they like you, why they aren’t calling, if you should text them, if you should have kissed them, if telling them you love The Hills was too much information…

May 9, 2012

What Are The Rules To An Open Relationship? [Ask A Dude]

So I’ve heard about people having “open” relationships, but I don’t hear about a lot of them that ever end up well. So I guess my question is: what are the rules to an open relationship?

Apr 5, 2012

Sexy Time: It Takes Two to Tango

There was an oh-so-charming piece published in Esquire last week written by a gentleman who is fed up with all the mediocre sex he's having. Despite the fact that sex requires (at least) two participants, he put the onus of his inadequate sex life on his partners. Because there's nothing sexier than a dude who refuses to take any responsibility. Am I right, ladies?

Mar 29, 2012

Stop Having Bad Casual Sex [Sexy Time]

Hookup culture dictates if you're single, at least moderately attractive and you're in your 20s, it is a rite of passage that you make bad decisions, usually fueled by alcohol, low self esteem, loneliness or low-key peer pressure. If, every so often you find yourself entwined with someone and engaging in activities that bore you, disgust you, or leave you feel awkward, degraded, or anxious...please stop.

Jan 23, 2012

The Weekly Ten: Summer Fever

As a New Englander you would think I would be one of the many supporters of winter. After all, I used to figure skate and bring my inner tube to the Seven Hills, but somewhere (I blame junior year of college; not sure why) I turned. Maybe it was when I fell in love with all the wonderful things summer had to offer, maybe it was when winter started taking over half of the year.

Jan 14, 2012

A Guide To Dormcest

"Dormcest" can be risky business. Getting intimate with someone who lives nearby and who you see just about every day can become awkward, annoying, hurtful or even dangerous. Tread carefully with this, and use this guide to eliminate as many risks as possible.

Dec 16, 2011

The Sexy Sleepover Checklist Every Girl Needs to Use

It's a big deal when the guy you've only been casually hooking up with every so often texts you and tells you to come spend the night. It's an even bigger deal when you're trying to plan what to pack. Sorry, but the overnight knapsack that you got from Santa nine years ago ain't cuttin' it here.

Dec 15, 2011

People Will Say Anything For A Hook-Up

“So…are we gonna hook-up or what?” Ah, another poor soul lost to the epidemic I refer to as “The Death of Subtlety.” It was a fabulous time (read: three days) we spent together. He was good-looking, kinda funny, not too much of a d-bag...in other words, a total catch. And then, as we lay in each other’s arms on the musty couch, he uttered that fateful question. Sigh.

Nov 16, 2011

He Said/She Said: Should You Hook Up With Your High School Crush Over Thanksgiving Break?

Midterms are over and it’s nearly that lovely time of year when we return to our hometowns and prepare to stuff ourselves silly with homemade pumpkin pie and green bean casserole. But between eating, spending time with the family, eating some more and hibernating in your old twin bed, you’ve got a predicament on your hands.

Nov 11, 2011

Single Girl Society: Don’t Beat Yourself Up Over A One-Night Stand

Whether it’s a guy you know, or a total stranger in True Religion jeans, the awkwardness of the morning after a one-night does not discriminate. Do yourself a favor and get out of there fast. However, while you attempt your hasty escape, make it a point to keep your cool, i.e.: don’t frantically tear through his room to find your keys (or underwear).

Sep 26, 2011

Guys, This Is Why We’re Not Dating You

Let me introduce you to the sheer brilliance of BootyDrop.com, founded "to develop a culture where users can have fun with the site, while still respecting people in the stories and other Booty Droppers." I'm sorry, but you can't seriously expect users on this site to respect each other or those in the stories when the whole purpose is to basically degrade and embarrass said people in said stories.

Sep 13, 2011

He Said/She Said: Defining “Hooking up”

So what exactly is your definition of hooking up? Could it mean a little bumpin’ and grindin’ followed by a sloppy make-out sesh? Does it mean crawling into a cab with a guy, knowing good and well that you’re going to “get your kicks” (thanks Rizzo from Grease for that one) later that night? Or does it mean bypassing first and getting right to second base?

Sep 2, 2011

Friday Faves: Confessions of an Online Dater

I, Courtney, am an online dater. Many of you probably find this weird considering I'm in college, a place filled with more available men than a single woman could ever dream of, but I'm finding it's more common than you think. The truth is, people just don't want to admit it.

Aug 30, 2011

Tuffy Luv Sez: Forget It

I find myself between a rock and a hard place. My ex-boyfriend and I have turned friends with benefits. Me and my ex had dated for a year and a half, about half of the time we were at college in different towns. We started dating right after I came out of a long-term relationship that ended badly. In hindsight it was too soon for me to date again, but I was just glad to be moving on.

Aug 21, 2011

The Top 6 College Hook-Up Blunders

If you're a single college girl, chances are you have had a "what was I thinking" hook-up. Thanks to liquor, hormones, and the bad decisions of myself and my friends, I've been witness to more than a few. Here's a list of the most common...and awkward.

Aug 16, 2011

He Said/She Said: Ranking the Opposite Sex

A guy can be the most gorgeous thing around, but a pretty face alone won't cut it. In other words, my ranking criteria is a lot longer and more complex when I'm looking for someone to get serious with, as opposed to someone I'm just going to kick out of my bed in the morning.

Aug 9, 2011

Tuffy Luv Is Ice Cold

To give you some background, besides a relationship I was in for 3 yrs which ended my sophomore yr of college, I have a terrible habit of wanting to be with someone until they 'show too much interest'. That being said, I also am usually pretty good about going with the flow in any dating situation or just life in general. But that's changed.