College students nationwide are heading back to school, books in hand, dorm supplies packed, ready to study. And have sex. At least that's the reputation of college -- the place to go not just for an advanced education, but also for a carnal education. To experience a lot of hooking up. Maybe a little experimentation before settling down after graduation.
When I arrived on campus as a first-year-student, I knew very little about sex. Sure, I understood that condoms helped prevent STIs and pregnancy, but that was pretty much the extent of my sexual expertise. The only other things I was certain about when it came to sex were that everyone already knew everything there was to know about it and everyone was having it …except for me. Many of the students I work with today hold the same anxieties I did at their age. They often come from high schools whose sex education programs leave much to be desired—no pun intended—and have often been subjected to the idea that college campuses are hotbeds for wild sexual escapades and one-night-stands.
11 Things That Happen When You Start Having Sex in College
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. We learned about the frequency of intercourse, the most sexually active campuses, the average number of partners, and the use of protection. Read on to see what sex really looks like on college campuses.
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