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Casual encounters: Tapping into a secret sex space

BY A UNIVERSITY SENIOR

Published November 30, 2012

As soon as his shirt comes off, he's not anxious anymore.

But as we’re driving back to his dorm, he's silent again.

Then he asks: “Are you in a frat? You look familiar. I think I saw you at a rushing event.”

I laugh. “No. Not me.”

I can't tell you how many of these hookups I've had. I can tell you there are many more to come. One day I'll settle down, probably with a woman. But that day won't be anytime soon.

For the moment, it's more strangers. More Michigan Football T-shirts. More bad whiskey and Old Spice. There's a whole sexual space on campus that you now know a little about. If it's up your alley, go for it. Log on, peruse. Throw caution to the wind. What are you into?

Clarification: This article was updated to reflect the final version of the article that will run in the Dec. 5 edition of The Statement