Hello! My name is Heather Corinna, and I've been working in human sexuality for around 15 years. I am the founder and executive director for Scarleteen.com, I do sex education outreach at youth shelters and women's clinics in Seattle, and I have been a sex columnist and writer online for sites like The Guardian and RH Reality Check. I have also been published in a handful of anthologies and am the author of S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know-Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You Through High School and College
This is a follow-up survey for this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S97WR6H
If you have not done the previous survey you can still take this one, though I'd be very grateful if you could do both. The previous survey is a longer one, and includes several essay questions; it takes around a half an hour to complete and is a much more reflective experience. This follow-up survey should take around 5-10 minutes.
There's a lot of buzz right now about "hooking up," the newest term for casual sex, though casual sex isn't new at all -- nor does it only belong to the current generation, despite often being presented that way. Unlike a lot of the buzz out there, I'm not interested in telling anyone how to have sex or in presenting any one kind of sex as the one " best way." I'm just looking for what's real, both in sexual attitudes and personal experiences.
I'm doing this study to try and gather data on multigenerational experiences and attitudes with/about casual sex so as to discover and present a more diverse, realistic and non-prescriptive picture of people's sex lives and ideas about sex. The data will ideally be used for publication (and likely not be released for a while), but your answers are completely anonymous and will only be used anonymously.
The only requirements for participating in this study are being over the age of 16, and having had some kind of sexual partnership before, even if none has been casual.
If you are under 16 and/or have NEVER had sexual partners of any kind, please do not take this survey.
Please be as honest as possible. I very much appreciate your time and your help with my project!