Dangers of hookup culture
Is hookup culture ruining our relationships?
The following is the first of a six-part series studying the effects of Americas hookup culture on women, men, and their relationships with one another. As our society wrestles with the fallout of the #MeToo movement, research is mounting that the no-strings attached foundation of many relationships today is emotionally and relationally harmful.
How many hook-ups actually happen?
“Hooking up” has more to do with the casual nature of the relationship than how far things go. A study of Northeastern University students found similar results: 78% of students reported hook-ups, but only about a third of encounters included intercourse. These figures remind me of what I recall from my own casual relationships four decades ago.
What are some good books about hook-up culture?
“The Casualties of Casual Sex: A Qualitative Exploration of the Phenomenology of College Students’ Hook-Ups,” (2002) 19:639. (2000) 37:76. Reiber, C. & J.R. Garcia. “Hooking Up: Gender Differences, Evolution, and Pluralistic Ignorance,” (2010) 8:390. , September 2015. (2015) 44:935.
How do girls feel about the hookup scene?
The majority of both genders say they feel pretty good about the hookup scene, and many enthusiastically endorse it. “Hooking up relieves stress, and it gives you some thrill to escape the hours of studying,” said one girl, while another said, “Now, you can just have lovers to fulfill your needs!”