A Culture of "Hook-Ups": Rethinking our Sexual Encounters on a More Positive Note

Here’s your fun weekend reading, y’all:

In their article and fraternities and rape culture, Boswell and Spade discuss the term “hooking up,” which may seem exciting and freeing for some students, though many interviewed grew tired of it rather quickly. But are these the only alternatives for sexual relationship: casual hook-ups with someone we may or may not care about or even know vs. committed relationships with a boyfriend or girlfriend? Maybe not.

This article on good sex from the Crunk Feminist Collective blog (despite its title, it has nothing to do with sex on your birthday) provides an interesting new perspective on sexual encounters based on an ethic of care that’s not always long-term, committed love.

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