I’d say go for it.” At first, I dismissed his claim that her suggestion was ‘more than what most’ were bringing to the table.Surely an offer of exclusivity was not that rare of an occurrence as to warrant such a vague and casual offer so appealing?According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), young people between the ages of 15 and 24 contract half of all new cases of STDs in the U.S., even though they account for only a fourth of the population that is having sex.The weeks leading up to that particular conversation had consisted of daily Facebook messages in which we had expressed a mutual liking for one another, coupled (oh the irony of that word) with hours spent hanging out. Initially, I viewed her response as a massive red flag.After all, I quite liked this girl and wasn’t too keen on the idea of some airy fairy ‘relationship lite’ scenario that could leave me open to getting hurt.If you and your friends use apps like Tinder or Grindr, Craigslist’s Casual Encounters, or simply meet someone and ask if they want to “Netflix and chill,” you are all part of the casual hookup culture… We get it– They’re super convenient, quick and, for the most part, they avoid the formalities of actually having to get to know someone before sleeping with them.With more than 50 million people using these app and sites, meeting up with someone for the sole purpose of a quick hook up is obviously appealing to a lot of people.
Young people are not only the most likely to use apps and technology to find a fast fling, they are also the most likely to contract an STD.
It started out as somewhat deceiving, but it’s now common millennial knowledge that it is a very forward way to ask someone if they want to come over and mess around, no strings attached.
Craigslist’s Casual Encounters section (see our post here for stats) is full of more than just scammers and creeps, there actually are people using it to try to find someone to hook up with.
The more time teens spend with a love interest, the more likely they are to use drugs.
Those most at risk for substance abuse are girls who date boys two or more years older than them.