Given the great conversations that resulted--and are still going on--from my last column, "The Sexual Devolution," about the epidemic of bad sex on college campuses I thought people would be interested in this recent article in the NY Times: "Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too"?
Here's a brief excerpt:
It is by now pretty well understood that traditional dating in college has mostly gone the way of the landline, replaced by “hooking up” — an ambiguous term that can signify anything from making out to oral sex to intercourse — without the emotional entanglement of a relationship.
Until recently, those who studied the rise of hookup culture had generally assumed that it was driven by men, and that women were reluctant participants, more interested in romance than in casual sexual encounters. But there is an increasing realization that young women are propelling it, too.
You can check out more here.
It's an interesting exploration about a topic that I've been hearing about anecdotally from others on campuses, namely that it is women who are often driving the hook up culture on campus.