Q: So you’re saying that the default mode for relationships for young people has become casual sex? Casual sex is not necessarily what happens in a hookup. The hookup has become the most common way of being sexually intimate on a college campus, and relationships are formed through serial hookups. A: It’s only problematic if people don’t like it, and if they’re not finding it fun or liberating.
But a lot of the young men I talked to complained just as much as the women.There is a skill involved when it comes to developing relationships, and students are aware when they’re missing that.Q: But if they’re missing that skill set, will this generation struggle more with intimacy?But I think they also experience the hookup as something they need to prove, that they can be sexually intimate with someone and then walk away not caring about that person or what they did.It’s a very callous attitude toward sexual experiences.