Study on College Hook-Ups

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Studies show that most students (most recent data suggest between 60% and 80%) do have some sort of casual sex experience. Of those students who have hooked up, between 30% and 50% report that their hookups included sexual intercourse. Nationally, women now outnumber men in college. In her new book, "American Hookup," sociology professor Lisa Wade investigates the biggest misconceptions about casual sex on college campuses—and tries to reach an understanding that more accurately reflects realities about gender, race, and class.

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A guy would have to call on a Tuesday for a Saturday date, pick her up at eight, and pay for dinner at a fancy restaurant. Dating in college today, however, is very different, and it all begins with the culture of hooking up and casual encounters. What is a hook-up? No one really knows. Most college students. In her new book, "American Hookup," sociology professor Lisa Wade investigates the biggest misconceptions about casual sex on college campuses—and tries to reach an understanding that more accurately reflects realities about gender, race, and class.


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