There has always been casual sex on campuses. Her book is, on one hand, hyper-specific. One study has found that the strongest predictor of hookup behavior was previous experience hooking up. And so I do think that anyone of any age, whether they went to college or not, is going to be able to recognize many of those dynamics in their own lives. But a hookup culture is one in which everyone is expected to be participating in some sort of casual sexual engagement.
A survey found that men are more than three times as likely as women to feel satisfied after a one-night stand, while women are twice as likely to feel regret or shame.
It is an interesting question how it came to be that we decided as a society that college is supposed to be fun. A History of Sexuality in America. Review of General Psychology. Retrieved 1 October As the cost of personal computers dropped and online access has increased, Heldman and Wade, along with others, argue that internet pornography has "emerged as a primary influence on young people's, especially men's, attitudes towards sex and their own sexuality.