We have pretty interesting news. No, we aren’t opening a campus in Shanghai. Casual sex website eduHookups is expanding to Brown! Started at UChicago a few weeks ago, the “no strings attached” hookup site has already expanded to Northwestern, Columbia College Chicago, DePaul, SAIC, Yale, Washington University in St. Louis and Loyola University Chicago and will be opening up to Brown students on April 4th (you will need a brown.edu email address to register… sounds a little bit like another instant web-phenom that started up seven years ago).
The purpose of the site is simple: to give college students an easy (no pun intended) place to seek out sexual encounters. For both the cripplingly shy and the passionately deviant, eduHookups should represent a welcome addition to the college student’s casual sex utility belt (apparently the old-fashioned kind of social lubricant just doesn’t do it anymore). The site has been a relative success so far, with 800 registered members and features in the Huffington Post and a local Chicago television station. Oh yeah, and there was this little quip on Leno a few weeks ago:
So why is Brown next? Originally, the site planned to roll out access to Brown students on March 28 but postponed the launch because Brunonia was
too busy getting laid on spring break. BlogDailyHerald caught up with one of the spokespeople for eduHookups, who preferred to remain anonymous, and got the inside word on the site’s expansion to Brown. “Brown certainly has a reputation of being a bit more liberal, social, and open-minded than the University of Chicago, and we wanted to capitalize on the opportunity to hit multiple demographic groups,” he said. In other words, Brown students get a lot of ass. We’ll take the reputation, eduHookups. In addition, there was demand from Brown students to bring the site eastward. “We had multiple requests from students on the Brown University campus that encouraged our expansion,” he said.
Anonymity, however, is key. Since its inception, privacy has been one of the site’s cornerstones. The only pieces of information that users are required to make public to other browsers are their usernames, their genders, and their sexual preferences. The spokesperson guesses, however, that “graduating seniors with a little more free time on their hands might self-select to use the site more.” Seniors: if you weren’t scrambling before, it’s time to start.
We’re still not sure whether the site will be a success at Brown, but we can assume that it will at least accomplish a few things. First, we suspect that it’ll expand the “Bill O’Reilly factor”: the view that Brown is no more than a hotbed of sex-crazed liberal hedonism. Second, and perhaps more importantly, it will decrease the number of incredibly creepy Spotted at Brown posts, like this one: