The Hookup Culture

THE YOUNG INTERNATIONALIST ~ Seeing the World with a Global Perspective

It’s all around us, everywhere we go and in everything we see. TV shows and movies, books and magazines, clothes stores and ads. Sex is being thrown at us from every angle, so much so that we have become desensitized to it.

the hookupIn almost every movie and series, there is a scene where two people meet and the sexual tension is suffocating. They have a few drinks, and then a few more, and eventually they head off to one of their houses to ‘get their freak on’. In the morning, it’s either awkward, or one person left during the night, and that’s the end of it . . . on to the next one. This is the hookup culture that permeates society today, specifically in universities. It is also rampant in high schools.

“Hooking up” has become the norm today. Solid, long lasting relationships are rare to find nowadays. Phrases…

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