I have had these stories bookmarked, some for a while now, and I have to share the headlines (and sub-headlines, if applicable) with you, dear readers, so you can experience the full range of "advice" going on here.
Debate at Harvard University Asks if Hooking Up is Degrading or Liberating" (ABC)
"You Like That, Baby? You Like That?
Do adult films really ruin men in bed?" (Nerve)
"Why You Shouldn't Have Sex" (MomLogic)
"Is your date a 'stud or dud?' Ask your phone" (CNN)
"Casual sex – and no emotional wreckage?" (Star Tribune)
I know, I know ... sex has been, is and will be discussed ad nauseum for all of time, and these articles are like, a molecule's worth of the commentary out there on the topic. What kills me is all the contradiction out there. It's fine to do it, don't do it, it's degrading, no it's not, porn is bad, no it's not, no really, it is, oh and by the way, do a background check everyone you date, because everyone lies, except for those who don't.
One thing that is crystal clear: Figure out what you are comfortable with, and forget the rest of this crap.