The Unspoken Problem With College Hookup Culture

Katie Klabusich
Mar 24, 2017 · 8 min read
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In our quest for sexual liberation, have we sacrificed healthy relationship dynamics?

CConsidering the premium that has long been placed on restrictive sexual propriety, American college hookup culture — defined by string-free liaisons and one-night stands—seems in many ways worth celebrating. Goodbye antiquated notions about marriage and monogamy and how to be a “good girl”; hello sexual empowerment.

We didn’t arrive at a destructive hookup culture out of nowhere.

Hookups have become a form of social capital — a way to gain respect from peers.

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