I spoke to a woman who works at the Center for Women and Gender at Dartmouth (where I went to college) and acts as an advisor to female students. Her official line is that the point of hooking up is “for both people to get something out of it. If it’s to get off, then that’s great. . . . If it’s to work some issue out — like sexual assault — then that’s great. It’s basically to get pleasure and enjoyment out of it . . . the hook-up culture is good for experimentation, and what someone does for experimentation is up to them.”
I’m no expert, but isn’t the use of promiscuity to “work some issue out — like sexual assault” rather psychologically unhealthy?