That was until I read this.
Truthfully this isn't the first article like this that I've read, but for sake of argument let's just say it was. I'm not entirely surprised since we know that this entire idea is pretty exclusive to a certain group, but isn't this painfully hilarious? We gave this behavior a name and suddenly it's dominates college life even though the numbers clearly indicate something completely different. I remember reading the Campus Climate survey and seeing the number of sexual partners Colgate students admitted they had during their time here and it was by NO means indicative of the emotionless orgy that we often talk about...but we still use the term hookup culture to describe Saturdays at The Jug! How can we call ourselves academics if we're clearly not using the quantitative data to support our opinions? Sure, Colgate students are having sex and sometimes with different partners during any given semester, but is Colgate an extended version of Spring Breakers? Definitely not.
The fact that so many people are feeling left out of something that hardly exists is especially hilarious to me. We throw around this term so often and discuss the implications so frequently that we've actually made members of our community feel like they're missing out on something that is hardly real! We're actually sitting in our 9:55's thinking everyone but us got some last night when the numbers seem to suggest that everyone was probably just drunk at Slices.
In short, there's no need to feel bad if you're not having wild sex with strangers every night because your peers probably aren't either.
I really hope I'm not the only one laughing at this.
P.S.: I am in no way advocating or discouraging anyone's personal sexual choices. As long as everyone is consenting, I could not care less about what you choose to do or not do with your own genitals.
*NOTE: percentage based on no math at all