Since the dawn of the hookup culture, women have been grappling with its effects—or lack of desired effects. A study of college students revealed that both men and women who had hooked up in the last year were more likely to have been drinking when they met their partners the night of the hookup. Some women report a blurring of lines between hookups and sexual assault, saying they ended up in situations where men took advantage of their lowered defenses. Whether the hookup-turned-assault encounters we hear about are due to mismatched intentions or opportunizing men, it appears women are not enjoying hookups as much as pop culture suggests they should be. Last year, one young woman described to the New York Times her experience of a series of hookups with a guy who seemed especially considerate in asking for consent at every stage of sexual advances—but then ceased communication and disappeared without a trace.
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