Title

Friends With Benefits: A New Sexual Phenomenon

Abstract

With the ever increasing rates of sexual violence and sexually transmitted diseases, many people wishing to continue an active and healthy sexual lifestyle are forced to avoid bars, clubs, and other places that "pick-ups" or casual sex might occur. It has been noted that an alternative to this has arisen among college age students in Orlando, Florida. As yet with no official term it is colloquially know as "Friends With Benefits." Research through professional and scholarly journals makes no mention of this phenomenon. The bulk of this study attempts to document the prevalence of this phenomenon in college age student in Orlando, Florida. Through the development of surveys accurate statistics can be obtained and possible contributing factors regarding its instigation can be found. Further discussion should predict what overall and long-term affects "Friends With Benefits'' will have on society and its views on acceptable dating practices.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2006

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Fisher, Randy

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Program

Psychology

Subjects

Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0021972

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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