The Ethics of Hooking Up: Casual Sex and Moral Philosophy on Campus provides a systematic moral analysis of hooking up, or sexual activity between people who barely know each other, frequently while intoxicated, and with little or no verbal interaction. It explores the moral quandaries resulting from this potent combination of sex, alcohol, near-anonymity, and limited communication, focusing in particular on issues involving consent and respect. After delineating common practices involving casual sex on college campuses and exploring the difficulty of reaching mutual consent, author James Rocha argues that respect, kindness, sensitivity, and honest communication are also necessary conditions for morally permissible casual sex.
"My overall impression is very positive. It is an original and persuasively argued book that advances discussion in the literature, which the author knows remarkably well. I also find it to be most timely and likely to be of some practical guidance to readers."
--Robert M. Stewart, California State University, Chico
1. Hook Up Morality
3. Aggressive Hook Ups
4. Adequately Informed Hook Ups
5. Sufficiently Sober Hook Ups
6. The Insufficiency of Consent
7. Respectful, Beneficent, and Trustworthy Hook Ups
8. Moral Hook Ups