Demystifying the college hookup culture
It shouldn’t be shocking to hear that college students are sexually active. What might come as a surprise is the attitude many of today’s students are bringing to their sexual lives. What’s changed is that what people tend to think of the preferred order of things, getting to know someone well and for a long time before sex, maybe even marriage before sex, seems to be shifting. For some now, the sex comes first, and on a casual basis.Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Stephanie Amada about her research into this topic. She’s an assistant professor of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures at MSU and author of “Hooking Up: A Sexy Encounter With Choice”. She says the phrase “hooking up” has taken on an entirely new meaning for college students.