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Inside Sexual Relationships

Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker

in Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199743285
eISBN:
9780199894741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743285.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the dynamics of young adults’ sexual relationships, offering a clearer picture of how young Americans pick their sexual partners, how long those relationships ... More


The Hookup Culture: Cultural, Social, and Gender Influences on Casual Sex

Elaine Hatfield, Richard L. Rapson, and Jeanette Purvis

in What's Next in Love and Sex: Psychological and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190647162
eISBN:
9780190647193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190647162.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews current theorizing regarding the impact of cultural, social, and gender factors on young people’s attitudes toward casual sex, one-night stands, hookups, and the like. The ... More


B-Girls: Soliciting Drinks and Negotiating Sex in Mid-Century Bars

Amanda H. Littauer

in Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores the history of the “B-girls”—young women employed by bars or nightclubs to act as a companion to male customers and to induce them to buy drinks, and usually paid a percentage ... More


Desire: Uncommitted Relationships and Augustine

Jana Marguerite Bennett

in Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190462628
eISBN:
9780190462659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462628.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Casual uncommitted relationships are those that never admit even the possibility of long-term commitment, are frequently short-term, and tend to focus on sexual activity as an important aspect ... More


Casual Sexual Relationships and Experiences

Varda Konstam

in The Romantic Lives of Emerging Adults: Getting from I to We

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190639778
eISBN:
9780190639792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190639778.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Casual sexual relationship and experiences (CSREs) are defined by sexual encounters that take place outside of formal romantic relationships. These relationships are associated with sexual identity ... More


Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life

Jana Marguerite Bennett

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190462628
eISBN:
9780190462659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462628.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Christians ought to be the people who most support singleness, given what scripture and tradition suggests—but they do not. Despite the fact that almost half of all Americans are single, singleness ... More


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