Terri Conley is a professor of psychology and women's studies, whose Stigmatized Sexualities Lab at Univerity of Michigan has been challenging misassumptions and stereotypes that bias
conceptions of sex, sexuality, and gender. In this interview, she discusses her scientific research that argues against the theory of the hookup culure and differing sexual desires between men and women. She provides support that these biases surrounding causual sex bear no weight if a researcher control for two factors: pleausure and stigma. Pleasure is the doubt that a one-night stand would be pleasurable and stigma is the fear of being judged as promiscuous. It seems that women aren't the victims anymore. She is even moving on to research the stigmas that surround polyamory and consenual non-monogamy.
Be sure to check up the interview with New York Magazine here!