Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America's College Campuses

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SEVEN
Hookups, Ho’s, and Losing It

[Hooking up] can be the worst, like, “Oh my god, what, how did I get here!?”…
I know people who have been like, “Dammit! I left my earrings there
and they were my favorite earrings but I was so freaked out
that I had to get out as quick as I could
.

student at nonreligious private university


SEEING THINGS FROM THE (ALPHA) MALE’S PERSPECTIVE

“I wanted this girl to give me head,” Aaron Bleiberg says. He looks right at me, his expression blank.

I stare back. By now I have mastered a poker face. Students have told me all sorts of graphic stories, many of them vulgar, about their sexual exploits. Before I began this study, I had thought that maybe because I am a woman some of the men would hold back with the language and the details. They didn’t.

Aaron Bleiberg is movie-star gorgeous. He possesses the dazzling good looks that makes girls stop and stare and hope he might simply glance in their direction. As soon as he walks in the door, I find myself concluding that he is one of the most sought-after men at his nonreligious private university. His olive skin is smooth and tanned—he’s just back from spring break during his junior year—and his dark eyes are framed by long lashes. I wonder whether he’ll be as charismatic as

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