Modern society is plagued with an unnatural and confusing paradigm in romantic relationships: hook-up culture. This new relationship status is prevalent from high schools to office buildings, but is especially popular among university students. Replacing a traditional intimate relationship with one of the various forms a hook-up relationship may take has become the norm, and traditionally defined relationships the exception. The problems with hook-up culture come from the fact that these ill-defined relationships have no clear set of rules guiding us on how to act — the logic behind deciding to engage in a hook-up relationship as opposed to a traditional relationship is often faulty.
Hookup Culture: The Unspoken Rules Of Sex On College Campuses
Christianity and the Hookup Culture – Biblical Viewpoint
The guy may be noncommittal, or worse, in another no-strings relationship. These letters worry me. They hook up first and ask later. They repress their needs and feelings in order to maintain the connection.
It was a sentiment echoed by many conservative commentators whose books and articles I eagerly read, feeling that they affirmed my own feelings and experiences. Looking back on it, though, I can understand why I believed that: I thought that casual sex was degrading because I had felt degraded every time I had it. It was because my hookup partners had treated me like an object, like a means to an end.