Is Casual Sex on the Rise in America? . Psychology Today

The Answer to America's Hookup Culture!

Like most Gen X mental health professionals, my exposure to youth culture has waned over the years. A hookup includes some form of sexual intimacy, anything from kissing to oral, vaginal, or anal sex, and everything in between. A hookup is briefit can last from a few minutes to as long as several hours over a single night. A hookup is intended to be purely physical in nature and involves both parties shutting down any communication or connection that might lead to emotional attachment. Of course, not every student participates in hookup culture.

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Financial help and benefits for single parents - Family Lives

Single parent moving into work - what to consider

According to official statistics, over a quarter of households with dependent children are single parent families and there are two million single parents in Britain today. Sadly, children from single parent families are twice as likely to live in poverty as children from families with two parents. The following guide explains the financial support that could be available to single parents and how they can access it. The first thing parents can do to see if they can maximise their income is to check which welfare benefits and tax credits they might be entitled to. Whether you are working or not, if you are on a low income you might be eligible to claim Child Tax Credit which helps with the costs of bringing up a child. The amount you could receive is made up of different elements based on your personal circumstances including how many children you have, and whether or not they have any disabilities.

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