Hookup Community: Overthrowing the Patriarchy

Hookup Community: Overthrowing the Patriarchy

As an element of PAPER’s month-long “Sexpress” series, New York-based sexologist Shelby Sells should be writing regular columns that investigate contemporary sexuality. Dive into her sexpertise, below.

Hookups are brief NSA (no strings attached) intimate encounters between those who are maybe not romantically included, and often (i am generalizing here) do not have fascination with dating one another. Hookup tradition is actually a extensive occurrence (some specialists also label it a revolution). Dating is difficult sufficient without integrating hookups that are casual. How can we navigate through this tradition while keeping our integrity and emotions intact?

We reside in a patriarchal culture. Continue reading