Hook-up culture refers to a culture built on the approved practice of engaging in hook-ups, or sexual encounters between two or more individuals where it is understood that commitment, relationships, and emotional feelings are not expected outcomes. The idea of hook-up culture is not a new concept. The growing popularity of hook-ups stems from the s, a time when both sexual liberation and feminism were growing, and birth control options were becoming more readily available. Support for sexual freedom became increasingly popular as new ideas and beliefs evolved about the positive and negative aspects of engaging in sexual intercourse.
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As students return to college for the fall semester, schools across the country are attempting to address sex on campus amid the coronavirus pandemic. Several universities, including the University of Georgia and University of Maryland , have put forth guidelines to curb the spread of the virus. The University of Georgia guidelines say "You are your safest sex partner. Practice solo sex, or limit the number of sexual partners you have. The University of Maryland warns students that "the novel coronavirus disease COVID is more contagious than any STD because it is spread by droplets in the air" and that "your risk goes up significantly with close contact. Wade adds that regardless of how colleges are addressing the issue of sex on campus, the culture around dating and hooking up will inevitably change due to the current health crisis. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage.
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