Just a Hookup with Dr. Lisa Wade


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No hookups! If you have any experience at all, online dating, you've come across this phrase. Maybe you're someone who gets regularly propositioned for no-strings-attached (NSA) sex and you need to weed those people out. Maybe you're middle-aged, coming off a long-term-relationship and it's been so long since you dated, you didn't realize "hookups" are a thing and thought for a minute that a lot of people are really opposed to sex. Ok, now I'm sounding old. We can talk all day about what life was like before the internet and smart phones, but you'll be hard-pressed to convince me that there's any bigger contribution to society than online dating, and the ease with which one can have a legal, consensual, romantic encounter. The unfortunate side-effect of streamlined sexual encounters, is a loss of effort and etiquette in the process. Basically, you can arrange to have sex with someone, without all of that pesky courtship and "being a decent human being" stuff. Welcome to hookup culture. We were very fortunate to go straight to the source on this topic, interviewing Dr. Lisa Wade. Dr. Wade is a college professor and researcher at Occidental College, specializing in studying the habits around sex and relationships, among young adults. Join host, Ben Robbins, and Licensed Sex Therapist, Lisa Thomas, for a fun and candid interview with one of the foremost experts on hookup culture and learn what it is, why it's so common, and why it's a problem. Relax, it's just a hookup. You can buy Dr. Wade's book, American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus, here Check out the "Just Sex" episode of Hidden Brain (an NPR podcast that can also be found on their website, here) Photo by jens johnsson on Unsplash

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