Is this really the end of sex..?


Hookup culture dominates the lives of college students today. Some people spend hours agonizing over the evenings’ successes or failures. What’s cool about the End of Sex is that author Donna Freitas draws on her own extensive research to reveal what men and women really want when it comes to sex and romance.  I’m big on research. It’s nice to know somebody asked someone else a question and actually recorded the response. Freitas surveyed thousands of college students, conducting extensive one-on-one interviews at religious, secular public and secular private schools. What she discovered surprised her; many students are unhappy with hookup culture. Meaningless hookups have led them to associate sexuality with ambivalence, isolation and loneliness yet they tend to accept hooking up as an unavoidable part of college life. In the book Freitas argues that until students realize that there are many avenues that lead to sex and long-term relationships, the vast majority will continue to miss out on the romance, intimacy and satisfying sex they deserve.  Which I am not cool with. But I think there’s something else to consider – if we don’t know what we want, how will we know where or how to find it?

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