Episode 51: American Hookup – Inside College Hookup Culture
September 10, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller
When did college “hookup culture” actually begin? Who is it helping, and who is it hurting? And what can people today do to navigate hookup culture and casual sex in healthy ways?
For the answers to these questions, I spoke with Dr. Lisa Wade, an associate professor of sociology and gender and sexuality studies at Tulane University. She is also the author of the book, American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus.
Some of the topics we explore in this episode include:
- What does the term “hookup culture” actually mean?
- When did college hookup culture first begin?
- Who is hookup culture helping? Who is it hurting?
- What does hookup culture look like for the LGBTQ+ community?
- How can young adults more successfully navigate hookup culture?
- How do you have good and healthy casual sex?
- How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed hookup culture?
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Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.Read full bio >