Research + News | Topic: Hooking Up

Sex On Campus Isn’t What You Think

A study by author and speaker Lisa Wade provides an eye-opening glimpse into “hookup culture” on college campuses. *language warning*

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Rape Culture and Hookup Culture Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

The ideology of the hookup culture sets everyone up to be a victim by luring students into the vast expanse of sexual gray area, then telling them it’s black and white.

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The Sex Lives of College Students: Heirs To The Sexual Revolution

Feminists and frat boys, asexuals, groupies, and that quiet kid who sits in the front row. A weeklong survey of what it means to be young and in lust (or asexual or aromantic) in 2015.

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Why Aren’t Millennials Having Sex Anymore?

The number of college students claiming they’ve never had sex is nearly 40 percent. Only five years ago, a 25-year, “exhaustive” study found that college students who say they’re virgins made up only 13 percent. What has changed? Read the take from Relevant Magazine here.

Tinder and the Dawn of the “Dating Apocalypse”

As romance gets swiped from the screen, some twentysomethings aren’t liking what they see. Read the article here.

How Do We Teach a Generation How to Love?

LoveActuallyThe New York Times op-ed by college professor Andrew Reiner raises important questions concerning how to teach Generation Y the basics of a strong relationship. From the article Love, Actually:

“So, the question that has never needed asking before now looms large: How do we teach a generation how to love?…

Perhaps this is where college classrooms can step in. For this résumé-driven generation, schools would do well to add a grade-based seminar about love. The course could cross many academic disciplines: the biology of intimacy; the multicultural history of courtship; the psychology and sociology of vulnerability.

Such a proposal may sound far-fetched. But this is an opportunity for colleges to walk the talk of their marketing messages, which tout developing not just the minds of students but the whole person. It’s time for students to feel the love.”

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Download related CTI resource “Sex on Campus” (.pdf) here.