We can’t listen to a secular pop song or watch a TV show without subjecting ourselves to double entendre, unambiguous sex-related lyrics, or racy one-liners.
Nowadays, there are even websites and smartphone apps dedicated solely to helping its users “hook up.”“Hookup.” This seemingly innocuous noun was first used to mean “connection” in 1903.
Offering invaluable insights for parents, educators, and students, Wade situates hookup culture within the history of sexuality, the evolution of higher education, and the unfinished feminist revolution.
Using new research, she maps out a punishing emotional landscape marked by unequal pleasures, competition for status, and sexual violence.
It is a sad truth, but no one can deny that the culture we live in today is obsessed with sex.
Since then, it’s possible that hookup culture has become more dominant and devious.
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In the 1920s, it began to refer to the connection of radio sets and later to television broadcasts.
In the early 2000s, it became synonymous with “a meeting for sex,” or, according to dictionary.com, a “sex act.” Not so innocuous anymore.