Study provides new insights on why college students engage in hookups

first_imgShare on Facebook LinkedIn Pinterest Share on Twitter Sharecenter_img New research published in the Journal of American College Health has investigated the sexual motivations underlying college hookups.The study found that motives related to pleasure and excitement, along with frequent alcohol consumption, predicted more frequent oral and vaginal sex when hooking up.“There has been a major shift in how young adults date,” said study author Jessica Blayney, a psychology resident on clinical rotation at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Email “Instead of dinner and a movie, dating has become a sexual hookup. In our earlier work, we found that hooking up means different things to different people. For some young adults, hooking up means kissing, and for others it means sex.” “Generally, researchers agree that hooking up is a casual sexual encounter (anything from kissing to sex) with someone who you are not in a relationship with and don’t expect to be in the future. Many young adults have hooked up and so my interest in this topic was to learn more about this shift in dating.”The researchers surveyed 396 college students who had hooked up at least once in their lifetime regarding their sexual motivations, alcohol use, and sexual behaviors. In the study, hooking up was defined as “an event where you were physically intimate (any of the following: kissing, sexual touching, oral sex, vaginal sex, anal sex) with someone whom you were not dating or in a romantic relationship with at the time and in which you understood there was no mutual expectation of a romantic commitment.”Blayney and her colleagues found that students who were more motivated to have sex “for the thrill of it” were more likely to engage in sexual hookups.“There are different reasons why college students have sex during a hook up – the most common is that it’s exciting. Alcohol also plays a role – college students who drink regularly are more likely to have sex when hooking up,” she told PsyPost. The researchers also found that male students who had sex to deal with negative emotions were more likely to have hookups.“We found one difference between men and women. Having sex to cope — whether that’s with stress or a bad mood — means having sex during a hook up more often. This was true for college men, but not college women,” Blayney explained.The study — like all research — includes some limitations. The sample consisted of heterosexual students who were heavy drinkers. Future research could include a more diverse range of participants.“This study helped us understand some of the reasons why college students have sex during a hookup, but there is still a lot we don’t know. People can experience good and bad outcomes from a hookup,” Blayney said.“The reasons for having sex when hooking up might help us understand other things that happen in the moment – like whether a dental dam or condom is used or not. By looking at motivation and behavior, we can then figure out ways that young adults can increase the good things about hooking up (i.e., sexual agency, sexual experience) and decrease the bad (i.e., regret, sexually transmitted infections, unwanted sexual experiences).”The study, “Examining the influence of gender and sexual motivation in college hookups“, was authored by Jessica A. Blayney, Melissa A. Lewis, Debra Kaysen, and Jennifer P. Read.last_img read more

Read more

Crown Estate appoints independent valuers

first_imgIt has appointed DTZ and Jones Lang LaSalle as independent valuers for the urban estate worth £3.7bn, which comprises 62% of its £6bn portfolio. DTZ will value the Crown Estate’s core holdings in Regent Street and St James’s, valued at around £2.2bn. Jones Lang Lasalle will value other commercial properties across the UK valued at around £1.5bn, including some London assets. Both appointments are for five years. Cluttons will continue to be the external valuer for the Crown’s £1bn heritage portfolio. This includes mixed commercial, residential and institutional holdings at Regent’s Park, Kensington and around Pall Mall that are linked to the Crown Estate’s role managing the hereditary assets of the Sovereign.Alan Meakin, investment strategy manager at the Crown Estate, said: ‘The shift to independent valuation places transparency at the heart of what we do. With stronger financial management we are in a better position to enhance the value of The Crown Estate and the revenue obtained from it. ‘The appointment of Jones Lang LaSalle and DTZ also marks a fundamental shift in the way we do business and a move away from using managing agents to value our properties. We are aligning their work with our key investment portfolios.’last_img read more

Read more

Tesco buys back stores in bid to restore financial strength

first_imgWould you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week.last_img

Read more

EH Ordinance Officer Charged With Sexual Abuse Of A Minor

first_imgAn East Hampton Town ordinance enforcement officer was charged on Friday, July 20, by East Hampton Town police with sexually abusing a child under the age of 13. Maximilliano “Max” Fabian Amaya, 25, of Springs, was arraigned Saturday morning on two counts, sexually abusing a child under 13, a felony, as well as a misdemeanor charge of acting in a manner injurious to a child. “He adamantly denies that this happened,” Carl Irace, who represented Amaya for the arraignment, told Justice Steven Tekulsky. Bail was set at $7500.According to the police, Amaya was acquainted with the victim, whose name is being withheld because of the nature of the charges. A couple of days after the incident, Amaya allegedly again approached the victim to request that nobody be told about what happened. Police said the child told the mother, who then told them about the incident.The youth was interviewed by police late Friday afternoon. Less than three hours later, Amaya was taken into custody. According to the police, Amaya admitted to inappropriately touching the youth.Irace told the court, in arguing for a lower bail amount Saturday morning, that Amaya has lived in East Hampton almost his entire life, is a graduate of East Hampton High School, and a former East Hampton Village traffic control officer who has been employed by the town’s ordinance department since 2016. “His risk of flight is low,” Irace said.Justice Tekulsky agreed that Amaya has strong ties to the community, and has never been arrested, but pointed to “the serious nature of the charges” as a major factor in setting the $7500 bail. He also issued an order of protection for the youth. Amaya’s mother and stepfather were in court for the arraignment, and said they would be posting bail.t.e@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Read more

HIE Applauds Study Findings on UK Renewable Energy

first_imgHighlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) welcomes the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s finding of economic impact study of the offshore renewable energy industry in the UK.Calum Davidson, Director of Energy and Low Carbon at HIE, said: “There are significant opportunities presented by offshore renewables and the Highlands and Islands is well placed to capitalise on these. We look forward to continuing to work with the ORE Catapult in advancing innovation and technology development.”According to the report, the UK economy could gain £6.7bn per year and 150,000 jobs by 2020 from the development of offshore renewable energy resources. Press release, March 14, 2014; Image: hielast_img

Read more

Transocean and Qualitair on the boil

first_imgThe boilers – two of which weighed 48 tonnes, and two of which weighed 13 tonnes – were transported from their manufacturing site in Kaunas, Lithuania to Klaipeda port using a low bed trailer with a special chassis.The boilers, each measuring 5 m high and 5 m wide, were transported over 250 km by road to the port, which required the removal of road signs and lifting of electricity cables en route.On arrival at the Lithuanian port, the fastening loops on each boiler had to be adjusted before being loaded and lashed onboard a breakbulk vessel for shipment to Montoir port.Qualitair & Sea arranged stevedoring services at the French port, as well as delivery to the final destination in Nantes.  www.wcaprojects.comwww.transocean.ltwww.qualitairsea.comlast_img

Read more

Southeastern rehearses Olympic shuttle

first_imgUK: Former Olympic athlete Daley Thompson took the controls of a Class 395 EMU on July 27 for a special ‘time trial’ to rehearse the intensive ‘Javelin’ service that will operate between London St Pancras and Stratford International during the 2012 London Olympics. The shuttle is intended to complete the 9∙6 km journey on High Speed 1 in 7 min; the 12-car special train arrived at its destination in 6 min 49 sec.Stratford International station is expected to open to the public in December 2009 when operator Southeastern launches its full domestic high speed service. Located at the heart of the Olympic Park, it will provide interchange with the Docklands Light Railway extension from Canning Town, which is due to open in June 2010.Charles Horton, Managing Director of Southeastern, confirmed that a revised timetable would be required in August 2012 to accommodate the Javelin shuttles, suggesting that disruption to the operator’s other services would be limited because ‘nobody will be doing their usual routine’ in that period. Jonathan Fox, DLR Director at Transport for London, explained that as many as 30 trains each hour could reach the Olympic Park via the extension to cater to peak demand during the Games. The Olympic Delivery Authority, the government agency responsible for delivering the Games’ infrastructure, has contributed towards the cost of purchasing 22 of a batch of 55 LRVs from Bombardier. Fox added that 15 of the articulated cars are already in service, with the whole fleet expected to be in traffic by the end of the year.Paul Chapman, Managing Director of High Speed 1, said that while Eurostar services would continue to provide ‘a reasonably normal service’ to and from St Pancras during the Games, there is still no firm timescale for international trains to serve Stratford itself.last_img read more

Read more

Deadly Premonition 2 and gaming’s enduring love of all things horror

first_imgDeveloped by Access Games, the survival horror title Deadly Premonition proved to be a reasonable success with both critics and fans alike when it launched on platforms including the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 back in 2010. Now, a long-awaited second title in the series has been launched and looks set to follow in the scary footsteps of the original.A Blessing in DisguiseReleased earlier this month, Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise has been described by its publisher Rising Star Games as both a sequel and prequel to the events of the first title.Set in present-day Boston, it follows the adventures of two FBI agents as they look to undertake a historic investigation into serial murders in the town of Le Carre. In addition, players have the chance to step back into the shoes of the original’s lead character Special Agent York, as the investigation gives them the opportunity to go back in time as they look to solve the mystery.Rising Star explains how the title, which has been developed by Toybox, is available on Nintendo Switch and is open-ended so that players can travel around Le Carre both on foot and on skateboard. A handful of mini-games are also included, such as a skateboard challenge and bowling.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Go-to gaming genreOf course, while Deadly Premonition 2 is a much-anticipated sequel to the original game, it is also another reminder of how horror continues to be a vital, go-to genre for the video gaming scene.Gaming has a long relationship with horror, as many notable franchises have emerged through the years to offer both compelling gameplay and a fair few scares along the way. Notable mentions have to go to the likes of Silent Hill and Resident Evil, while Alien: Isolation also successfully replicated the fear factor seen in that famous movie series.Horror has also found a home in the ever-growing world of mobile gaming, with Google Play highlighting the likes of Into the Dead 2 and I Am Innocent as titles to look out for earlier this year. The genre has even had a major influence in the world of online slots too, with the Mr Vegas Online Casino offering titles like Haunted Hospital. The developer behind the game, Wazdan, describes it on its official website as a “spine-chilling experience”, with the symbols on its three reels including dismembered body parts, surgical instruments and a mad doctor.The relationship continuesSo while A Blessing in Disguise may be the latest chapter in the Deadly Premonition series, it is also a new milestone in horror’s long and enduring relationship with the world of gaming. The genre has inspired a whole host of different gaming experiences, with some of the very best undoubtedly providing more than their fair share of thrills and scares. It will be interesting to see how the new Deadly Premonition game fares and what might come next as horror continues to influence the gaming world.last_img read more

Read more

Three Tanzanian students win international genius competition

first_imgThree Tanzanian students have won this year’s Olympiad competition in the United States, the Citizen reports.Among the winners was the country’s former President Jakaya Kikwete’s son, Rashid Jakaya Kikwete. The other two were Abdulrazak Makamia who is the son of the former deputy minister, Juma Nkamia and lastly Abdallah Rubeya.Participants from 63 countries across the world took part in the competition.The competition involved various categories, including robotics, ecology, and biodiversity, and resource, and energy, innovation in science entrepreneurship and social responsibility in business.last_img

Read more

Rotaract Club of Roseau installs new executive

first_img Share Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews Rotaract Club of Roseau installs new executive by: – July 8, 2013 56 Views   3 comments Rotaract Club of Roseau installed its new executive at its 28th annual investiture ceremony on July 5th at the Fort Young HotelTyishia Williams was awarded the Club’s presidential medallion for the 2013-2014 Rotaract year as the Rotaract Club of Roseau installed its new executive at its 28th annual investiture ceremony on July 5th at the Fort Young Hotel. The ceremony was held under the theme “Renew, Innovate, Evolve – As We Take Pride In the Service We Provide”.Ms Williams indicated that one of her focus this year would be to ensure that all rotaractors should seize all opportunities to make a difference in the community. She said that acting speedily on the challenges brought forward can bring extreme gratification when the service rendered lights up the faces of recipients.The other members of the 2013-2014 Executive are Bianca Payne – immediate past president, Ezra Peter – vice president and finance director, Kadisha Jno Baptiste – secretary, Clivonne Jno Baptiste – treasurer, Lisa Latouche – assistant secretary / treasurer and club service director, Rodman Lewis – community service director and sergeant at arms, Austin Lazarus – professional service director and district editor, Eamy Nelson – international service director, Shanda Carbon – public relations officer and Ishmael Joseph – club webmaster, assistant district webmaster and district liaison officer.The ceremony was attended by Rotary president Robert Tonge, featured speaker – Father Herman Sharplis, 2013 Carnival Princess Cherise Linton, Rotarians, Rotaractors, family and friends.Mr Tonge, in his brief remarks, reminded Rotaractors that what they think and feel is what will happen. Therefore, a positive outlook should be adopted to achieve as much as possible. “Many hands make light work,” said Mr Tonge as he pledged Rotary’s support and involvement with the Rotaract Club for the new year.Outgoing Rotaract president Bianca Payne outlined the club’s achievements over the 2012-2013 period. These included the successful staging of the 2013 Carnival Princess Show and the Roseau Street Cleanup in collaboration with the Fire Services Department and the Roseau City Council – a project that won the Best Community Service Project Award on the district level. She furthermore mentioned the bestowing of the Rotaract-partnered A GANAR Project with the District Project of the Year Award. This is an ongoing project sponsored by the Youth Development Division of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports in collaboration with partners of the Americas and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Ms Payne also urged the new executive to work together as a team, and urged the general membership to give support to the executive. In his feature address, Roman Catholic Priest Fr Herman Sharplis told club members that Jesus’ life was one of service, one of the hardest which may seem unfulfilling at times. He told Rotaractors that a life of service is to work for the glory of God and asked them not to look for earthly rewards. Fr Sharplis encouraged the club to fully employ its theme – to renew themselves first in the Lord, create innovative projects, and to evolve into better citizens of Dominica while understanding that every little action brings about change.Rotarian Clyde Edwards will serve as the Rotary / Rotaract liaison officer.One new member, Vernice Thomas, was inducted to the club at the ceremony, after bearing prospective status for over 6 months.The Rotaract Club of Roseau is a non-profit community service organization for young professionals within the ages of 18-30.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Read more