Friends with Benefits

Every generation of teenagers seems to find a way to alarm its elders about sex. But what if anything has changed since you were dating? Ever heard of a "friend with benefits?" And when teenagers say they "hooked up" — does it mean they met a friend at a club, "fooled around," or actually had sex? Join NPR's Neal Conan and his guests for the latest dispatches from the frontlines of courtship

Guests:

Benoit Denizet-Lewis
*Contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine
*Wrote the recent article, "Friends, Friends with Benefits and the Benefits of the Local Mall"

Jane Brown
*Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of North Carolina
*Co-editor of Sexual Teens, Sexual Media

Beth Bailey
*Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico
*Author of the book From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in 20th Century America

Carrie Lukas
*Director of policy, Independent Women's Forum
*Organized "Take Back the Date," a campaign that promotes dating on college campuses

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