Friends With Benefits: A New Sexual Phenomenon
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.
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Albers, John, "Friends With Benefits: A New Sexual Phenomenon" (2006). HIM 1990-2015. 525.