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  • Sarah 

    October 7, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Hookup culture is not necessarily the problem its the scripts/norms around the culture itself, such as alcohol consumption. The emphasis on intoxication take away from our own authenticity and autonomy in our sexual encounters disempowering an individual who is engaging in hookup culture to essentially fill a void. However, hookup culture can be viewed positively, like in Latin America where there is enthusiastic consent from both parties and is typically in participation without severe intoxication. Here both partners want to pleasure each other and do not walk away with feelings of being taken advantage of. This highlights how important it is not to blame hookup culture itself, but rather the toxic scripts that surround it.