Penny For Your Thoughts: Hook-Up Culture

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Fun fact: Millennials (and Gen-Z to an extent) are known as the “promiscuous generation.” Hook up culture seems to permeate our daily lives via Tinder, Bumble, and other dating apps. However, studies show that we’re having less sex than our parents did.

Chances are that you (or a friend) have participated in a hook up. Although hook ups come with the risk of unintended pregnancies, and sexually transmitted diseases, there seems to be a generally favorable view.

I think as long as people are safe and it’s consensual, it’s fine. But personally, it’s not for me. However, it’s none of my business to judge someone else’s choices with their body.

As long as [the hook up] is consensual on both ends, any form should be accepted and not shamed.

Even as a person who was raised Catholic, I have no problems with it as long as people keep safe from unwanted pregnancies and STDs.

However, hook up culture isn’t necessarily for everyone.

Personally, I low-key think it’s a scam because it works in the favor of men because society’s views [on female promiscuity] hasn’t changed.

I don’t really care if my friends participate in hook ups, but it’s not for me. I’d rather invest my energy in someone I truly care about.

What are your thoughts on the 21st century hook up culture? Start a conversation in the comments.

Note: responses have been edited for clarity and length, but not opinion or message.