We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Sex pervades almost every aspect of dorm life that I have experienced. I have seen “dorm incest” (the entire floor hooks up with everyone else on the floor), [been] “sexiled,” by my roommate having sex on my dorm bed, and witnessed date rape . . .
It's not just campus life, though. Similar no-boundaries lives exist in the military too these days, and to a degree in society in general. Where, exactly, is the benefit for young women? Young men, once trained to be gentlemen, now often tend to view college as a free candy shop. Bonobo life, monkey life.
Of course, most women do not wish to be viewed as a victim class. We must ask to what extent women have colluded with the abandonment of sexual rules and boundaries. Confirmed: Women’s sex drive is as high as men’s. Perhaps that is at least partly true. Most women I know love sex but do not feel the physical pressure for it that guys do.
I call BS on this. Sorry. Just don't buy it. I may have gone to college quite a few years ago...but back then it was easier to get access to alcohol than it is now and there was less information about 'date rape' and 'binge drinking.'
No one on any of my dorm floors ever engaged in wild sex parties. No one who attended any frat party I went to (yes, I went to frat parties) ever engaged in wild sex parties.
Don't get me wrong, there was probably sex going on. There were a few 'date rape' type incidents that I recall. But for the most part, the girl were not hooking up like crazy. Nor were the guys stalking girls.
Just like in high school, you have the 'partiers' and then you have the rest of the school The rest of the school tends to be your average kid.
Same when I was in college/university. Mixed dorms and other housing the norm, parties with some alcohol (and sometimes other stimulants) regular, no wild orgies (bit of a shame maybe, were a few girls there I really liked but wouldn't dare approach, lol).
Now, there is a category of 'student sex party' porn. And I've noticed before that people on the internet seem to not realise that porn isn't reality.
So they browse a lot of porn and come to think that there are a lot of such parties.
As those are often highly moralising people, "looking at porn only to investigate the perverts" (yeah right) and they're extremely vocal...
In the '40s-early '50s, if you were aiming for a -cum laude, and a whole lot were, at least until they hit the required courses in physical science and math (yes, they were required), there wasn't any time for sex or binge drinking.
"Using volunteers, Clark and Hatfield had students at Florida State University approach people on campus and deliver a pick-up line."
"even among German university students in the 21st century "
Partly true for single, young students only. This is far from a representative sample.
And your comment: "Most women I know love sex but do not feel the pressure for it that guys do."
Pressure? What exactly does that mean? The men feel pressure but the women do not? Peer pressure? Societal pressure?
Women like it, but don't have it? If they like it but don't have it as much as men, then they don't like it as much as men do.
Almost everyone 'likes' sex. It's a build-in drive to make sure that we keep procreating. The people that didn't like sex were weeded out of the gene pool.
Let me know when you find a study of older and married populations.