Hirsch and Shamus Khan contend. Colleges and universities are social institutions. Students see this social life -- friendships, extracurriculars and networking, and also sex -- as fundamental to the college experience. Our book, Sexual Citizens , draws on three semesters of research spending time with and interviewing undergraduates on the Columbia University and Barnard College campuses.
Research suggests that American college-aged females talk about sex way more than they think. The study, conducted by Katrina L. Pariera and Brianna Abraham , had 96 US college students who identify as women keeping a sexual communication diary for seven days. The students tracked factors like conversation length, tone, and who they talked to.