The Casual Sex Project is a collaborative effort to share our true stories of casual sex experiences or hookups of all kinds: one-night stands, friends-with-benefits, short flings, fuck buddies, booty calls, sex with an ex…as long as it’s sex (however you want to define sex) with someone you are not in a serious dating romantic relationship with, we want to hear it! The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Most research on casual sex is done with college students. As a consequence, we know very little about hookup experiences of non-college students: those who never went to college, those who just finished college, and those who can barely remember their college years. At The Casual Sex Project, everyone is welcome, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religious affiliation. The more stories – and the more diverse stories – the better! As long as they are real sex stories.

To share your story, click here. Stories will be posted online as they come in.

The Casual Sex Project is the brainchild of Dr. Zhana, a NYC-based sex researcher, educator, and NYU professor. Among other things, she studies, writes, and teaches about casual sex, and this is one way to learn more about it. For more info about Dr. Zhana, check out her website, sign up for her newsletter, or follow her on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram. You can also watch her live video broadcasts on sex ed, sexual health and sex science on Periscope: @DrZhana.


Dr. Zhana also worked with sex hacker, Kenneth Play, to redesign The Casual Sex Project website into the educational tool that it is today. Kenneth added the “Editor” section, using data gathered from stories shared on CSP combined with #legitsexscience from Dr. Zhana to offer educational content and practical sex tips to help people make better decisions about hookups. Dr. Zhana and Kenneth collaborate to create a curriculum to help people decide if casual sex is right for them and and design unique and personalized healthier hookup practices.

Thank you for your support and your contribution to sex science.