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Recommended Reading List for Parents


Collegiate sexual culture, particularly the hookup culture, has been the topic of much debate and literature over the past decade. Some praise it as a harmless, and even helpful, social outlet for young people as they “find themselves” and seek ways to express their sexuality without the burden of a relationship. While such a defense of the casual sexual culture is heard loud and clear on the typical college campus, those who warn about the realities and consequences of the hookup culture are also gaining in number and influence.

For the parent who wants to be educated on campus culture, the Love and Fidelity Network’s online library is ready resource with more than you will ever want to know. In addition, we have listed below our top ten resource recommendations for parents. Together, these selections act as a primer for the mother or father who wants to understand what collegiate sexual culture is like, the consequences of this culture, and how to articulate a more positive vision for human love and sexuality.


On Hookup Culture and College Life



Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student

By Miriam Grossman, M.D.
Topics: Health, Safe Sex, College Life, Hookup Culture

A Return to Modesty

By Wendy Shalit
Topics: Hookup Culture, College Life, Sexuality, Modesty

Sex and the Soul

By Donna Freitas
Topics: Hookup Culture, College Life, Sex, Spirituality

Articles and Links

Love and Lust in the Bubble: Falling Out of Hooking Up

By Staff Writer
Topics: Hookup Culture, College Life

Collegiate Sex-Ed

By Ryan T. Anderson
Topics: Hookup Culture, College Life


On Sex, Sexuality, and the Sexual Revolution



Adam and Eve after the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution

By Mary Eberstadt
Topics: Sexual Revolution, Feminism, Hookup Culture

On the Meaning of Sex

By J. Budziszewski
Topics: Sexual Revolution, Sex, Sexual Differences, Love, Purity

Articles and Links

Economics of Sex (video)

By The Austin Institute
Topics: Hookup Culture, College Life, Sex


On Marriage and Cohabitation



Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom

By Ryan T. Anderson
Topics: Marriage, religious liberty

What is Marriage? Man and Woman: a Defense

By Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, Robert P. George
Topics: Marriage

Articles and Links

The Mystery: Why isn’t living together beforehand associated with improved odds in marriage?

By Scott Stanley
Topics: Cohabitation, marriage

Knot Now: the benefits of marrying in your mid-to-late 20s

By W. Bradford Wilcox
Topics: Marriage


On Sexual Assault


Articles and Links

Two-part series:

Part 1 – Sexual Assault: What Does the Hook-Up Culture Have To Do With It?

Part 2 – Beyond Consent: Moving toward An Integrated Approach to Sexuality and Sexual Assault

By Caitlin La Ruffa and Addie Mena
Topics: Hookup Culture, College Life, Sexual Assault


On Pornography



Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain

By: William M. Struthers

Articles and Links

Wired for Intimacy (video)

Featuring William M. Struthers
Topics: Pornography, Sex, Health

Fight the New Drug: Get the Facts

Topics: Pornography


On Same-Sex Attraction


Articles and Links

Understanding Same-Sex Attraction (video)

By: Family Watch International
Topics: Same-sex attraction

Struggling Alone

By Ryan T. Anderson
Topics: Same-sex attraction, College Life, Sexuality

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