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Sex, College, and Social Media
A Commonsense Guide to Navigating the Hookup Culture

ISBN 9781629561714
Published October 6, 2016 by Routledge
252 Pages

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Book Description

Sex in college has never been simple. And with modern technology, the rising rates of sexual assault and STDs, and an increasingly ambiguous hookup culture, it is getting ever more complex.  Sex, College, and Social Media: A Commonsense Guide to Navigating the Hookup Culture is a compassionate, funny, and well-researched primer for the modern college student, both male and female. It covers a range of topics, including:  * How improved communication can make sex better for everyone * Ways that porn and the media have warped our expectations * Trustworthy information about STDs and contraception * How to have a healthy relationship with alcohol and drugs * What terminology is appropriate and respectful to use for all things LGBTQ * The facts about sexual assault on campus, and what to do if you or someone you know is assaulted * Consent * and much more  Based on author Cindy Pierce's experience talking to college students and on extensive social and medical research, Sex, College, and Social Media provides trustworthy answers for pressing questions about all aspects of the college social scene. It will prepare entering freshmen for their new environment and continue to provide helpful and supportive guidance through senior year and beyond.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Misinformation Age: How the Media Warps Expectations 2. Connecting: Navigating the World of Texting, Twitter, and Tinder 3. Unplugging: Relating to Something Other Than Your Phone 4. Porn: How Pornography Impacts Your (Real-Life) Sexual Relationships 5. Better Sex: How to Find Pleasure and Connection 6. Alcohol: How to Have a Smarter Relationship with Substances in College 7. Sexual Assault: Knowing the FActs and Advocating for Change 8. LGBTQ: Getting Informed and Showing Respect  9. Safer Sex: What You Need to Know About STIs and Contraception A Final Word

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