The College Hookup
May 14, 2020
The scene is so common it’s almost cliche: two beautiful young people meet at a rowdy college party and drunkenly fall into bed together. American pop culture is fascinated by college hookups, but is casual sex really as widespread as it seems? Professor Lisa Wade breaks down who participates in hookup culture, what they get out of it, and as more students speak up about the problem of on-campus sexual assault, what role universities have to play in shaping their sexual cultures.
For more on this topic
- Check out Wade’s book, American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus
- Read her opinion pieces in The Guardian, Time, and The Conversation