Social Media And Its Effect On College Campuses Essay

728 Words Sep 30th, 2015 3 Pages
“Hooking up” has definitions ranging from simply kissing or making out to vaginal, oral, or anal sex with no commitment or feelings attached (Marganski & Fauth). The practice of hooking up has become much more prevalent since the 1920’s when they first started to become more frequent as kids were starting to go on dates out from under their parents’ watchful eye. In the 1960’s adults became more liberated with the growing availability of birth control and rise of feminism (Garcia, et. al). Today, the rise of “dating” apps like Tinder and Bumble, have increased the acceptance of hooking up (Schumaker). The ranges of people on college campuses who have had an experience of hooking up ranges from forty to eighty-one percent with women’s rates of participation reaching the same levels as men’s (Marganski and Lovejoy). The main disadvantage to hooking up is the increased possibility of a sexually transmitted disease due to “high risk behavior,” meaning, “using social media to arrange casual and often anonymous sexual encounters, having sex without a condom, having multiple sex partners, and having sex while under the influence of drugs or alcohol” which all seem to be a large part of the culture surrounding hook ups (Schumaker). In the article Rhode Island Blames STD Spike on Hookup Apps Like Tinder, relate the anonymity of these dating or hook up apps to the increased cases of sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis and chlamydia. Other than the obvious…

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