I am just a concerned college student. I have read the Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals by Kant and I am particularly convinced by Kant's Humanity as an End formulation.
On this formulation, I refuse to randomly hook-up with girls at fraternity parties because I believe that would amount to using (and letting myself be used) merely as means and not as an end, which would violate the dignity of being a human. For the same reason, I deny to dabble in any sort of sexual contact unless I have a flourishing relationship with the person.
My question is:
Am I interpreting Kant in the right way? That is to say, does sexual contact of any sort or intensity (i.e. from making out to sexual intercourse) without a relationship amount to using someone as merely means?
Yes, you interpret correctly.