What Does “Hooking Up” Mean?

The Truth About Hookups

A hookup culture is one that accepts and encourages casual sex encounters, including one-night stands and other related activity, without necessarily including emotional bonding or long-term commitment. Most research on hookups has been focused on American college students, but hookups are not limited to college campuses. The rise of hookups, a form of casual sex , has been described by evolutionary biologist Justin Garcia and others as a "cultural revolution" that had its beginnings in the s. Lisa Wade, a sociologist, documents that 19th-century white fraternity men often had what would be called hookup sex with prostitutes, poor women, and the women they had enslaved. The sexual revolution of the s brought a loosening of sexual morals which allowed for sex to become uncoupled from relationships and non-marital sex to become more socially acceptable.

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My Illegal Washer Dryer

Combo Washer Electric Dryer Installation

Then in February , I discovered portable compact combination washer dryers and started doing research to find out which is the best. All this occurred in the middle of the night when my neighbors would be asleep to ensure successful smuggling. It took me a while -- and at least 10 small kitchen floods -- to figure out the best way to hook everything up, and my dog barked at the machine for three hours nonstop as it washed and dried its first load. But finally I could do laundry in my own apartment. The small combination appliance worked just as well as a normal washer and dryer, but took twice as long. The wash cycle ran 50 minutes and required a running faucet -- I used the one in my bathroom -- that entire time and the dryer about an hour-and-a-half. I settled into a routine of one white, one light, and one dark laundry load per week.

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