Lindsay-style sex lists leaving trail of blushes – and angry lovers
When actress Lindsay Lohan drew up a list detailing all 36 of her past conquests early last year, she could hardly have expected to have set off a craze of "sex lists" in campuses and consulting rooms across America.
Lohan's "sex dossier", as she is said to have called it, contained rather more famous names like actors Zac Efron and Ashton Kutcher, and singer Justin Timberlake.
Lohan-style dossiers of past lovers, famous or not, are now being drawn up not just for therapy but for the amusement of the subject's social circle.
But like the actress (right), many of the 20- and 30-somethings are finding out that their passion for light-heartedly sharing the intimate details of their private lives is backfiring.
The blushes from starring on a sex list penned by a one-night-stand apparently extend far beyond red faces of the eligible bachelors of the Hollywood hills.
Karen Owen, a young graduate who in 2010 decided to write a mock "unofficial senior thesis" for three friends in which she provided, in glorious detail on a powerpoint presentation, information on all of the 16 men she had "hooked up" with during her four years at North Carolina's Duke University.
At least one of her friends forwarded the document by email, and within days the entire student body and soon much of America had seen and enjoyed the work, entitled: "An education beyond the classroom: excelling in the realm of horizontal academics."
While Ms Owen was mortified, her "subjects", many of them student athletes on the lacrosse team, were furious. Despite the example offered by Ms Owen, sex lists, also known as "F*** lists" have become increasingly popular. (© Daily Telegraph, London)