The Myths and Realities of the Hookup Experience". It is hard to make sense of the hookup culture with understanding why it exists in society and why individuals participate in the culture. Footnotes 1 In this initial study, we focus on college women because they appear more vulnerable than men to the possible consequences of hookups such as negative emotional reactions Owen et al. Using investigator-generated definitions for hookup does not resolve this methodological challenge because students may disregard this definition and answer questions with their own personal understanding of the term. A second limitation of the study is its atheoretical nature. Moreover, in our assessment of hookup characteristics, we asked participants to self-label hookups so we did not limit our study to only those situations that we understood to be hookups.
Partying to the point right up to the rim of danger is this idea [of] what a really good raucous college party is supposed to be like.
Archives of Sexual Behavior. Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus. The Gendered Society Reader. The Origins of Campus Hookup Culture Hookup culture is simply the newest stage in the evolution of sexual norms and behavior in America. By looking at motivation and behavior, we can then figure out ways that young adults can increase the good things about hooking up i. Boys are more likely than girls to have several hookup partners at the same time, and are also more likely to hook up with someone they are not dating.