Across the West we are seeing once again seeing a free love or hookup culture emerging. A culture where casual sexual encounters are not only normalized, but encouraged. In a world where casual sex is just a swipe away, casual sex is thriving. The media and pop culture are all embracing this as an act of empowerment. Probably most people you know have either had or are having one night stands frequently. But what are the consequences of the Hookup culture for our people?
Is Hookup Culture Real? And Does It Matter?
The Real Problem With Hooking Up: Bad Sex - The Atlantic
Hookup culture dominates the social scene of American college campuses today, including Duke. Here at Duke, I have overheard complaints about this culture and how to prevent it, but the reality is that it is a widespread instilled mindset in adolescents around the nation that physical intimacy no longer necessitates emotional intimacy. And though hookup culture, for Duke students, may conjure up memories of questionable nights at Shooters and late-night walks back to dorm rooms, the reality of this culture may represent something more important than we initially think. While the traditional perception of hookup culture may dictate shame, this culture may actually have deeper roots in a widespread movement of progressive and changing sexual norms in our society.
The Rise of Hookup Sexual Culture on American College Campuses
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By Dennis Prager - April 30, It is well known that most college students engage at one time or another in what is known as a "hookup" -- an emotionless, commitment-less sexual encounter. In our dialogue, we agreed that her book subtitle was accurate, but we disagreed as to the cause. Freitas, who holds a Ph. I blamed three other culprits: feminism, careerism and secularism.