The Science of Booty Calls

Since I am currently writing a paper on the different definitions of “date” and “hookup”, I am always interested in new research that comes out which talks about the definition and practice of various sexual situations.  That’s why I was intrigued when I found two articles referencing the same scientific study about “booty calls.”

Kinsey Confidential’s own Kristen Mark talks about it here.

Salon.com has an interview with the author here.

However, shouldn’t there be more technical names for these important sexual issues?  Talking about “the booty call” and “one night stand” seems weird.  What about a “Telephone-Initiated Long term but Mostly Sexual relationship?”  (TILMS)  Or perhaps a “Brief One-Time Sexual Encounter” (BOTSE).  Because, let’s face it, there’s very little standing involved.

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About Craig VanKempen

Craig VanKempen

Craig VanKempen, LLMSW/MPH, is a sex educator and therapist practicing in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area. His professional interests include HIV, polyamory, compulsive sexual behavior, religion and sexuality, and GLBT issues.