But if you look at the students who enjoy hookup culture the most, those students are disproportionately going to be heterosexual, white, come from an upper middle class or wealthy background. Everyone just seemed to be doing everything with each other. So, Lisa, does hookup culture have anything to do with what some people would call rape culture? Ambivalent, they told her. Most Read Life Stories Ted Bundy's ghost still haunts the Northwest If cozy, homestyle Korean food is your thing, you should try Hanok in Madison Park A plant-based diet could be better for your health — and the planet How growing up on the road expanded my definition of travel Going skiing? Yes, I would argue that hookup culture is a rape culture in that it facilitates and excuses behaviors that translate into sexual assault. However, it is also perfectly acceptable to be a little bit more reserved in your sexual acquisitions and avoid this cultural phenomenon.
And the sex that happens in those kinds of relationships is very committed.
Why It’s Okay to Hate the Idea of Hookup Culture
And so men tend to assume that all women are interested in having a relationship with them, whether they are or not, which makes men even more sort of standoffish after a hookup than they otherwise would be 'cause they're assuming the girl just wants to get with them. For her new book, American Hookup: Alan's a regular listener to this podcast and until recently, was a member of NPR's marketing team. It's fleeting, it's pointless, and it has nothing to do with the actuality of relational dynamics…It doesn't make logical sense from any standpoint other than you are only trying to fulfill your own need, lustful need, whatever. So African-American men and Asian women are usually considered hot and exotic, whereas Asian men and African-American women are considered less so. Whether you have had zero or thirty hookups this year, your hookups do not define you.