How often has this scene occur ed in the experience of young women of late:
Catherine, a Penn senior, had found hooking up in college to be a continual source of heartbreak. She had repeatedly made the mistake of thinking that because she was sleeping with someone, they were in a relationship, only to be disabused when the guy broke things off abruptly.
This experience called to mind a scenario I came across when researching my chapter on libido, which took place as follows:
After a recent talk given by Naomi Wolf, sharing her findings on pornography’s effect on relations between male and female, Ms. Wolf inquired of a young man who had been in the audience why he thought it necessary to move to sexual activity early in the acquaintance:
It appears the law of nature is increasingly being discovered on campuses across the United States, as I have mentioned before in these pages, the latest example of which can be found in a heartening piece from the First Things blog.