The New Culture of Sex on Campus —but I remember being flabbergasted by what my peers at other colleges were dealing with. Things may be changing quickly. We know they sometimes do. Students regularly overestimate the extent to which their peers are participating in hookup culture. In reality, the average graduating senior reports hooking up eight times over the course of four years.
History[ edit ] The rise of hookups, a form of casual sex , has been described by evolutionary biologist Justin Garcia and others as a "cultural revolution" that had its beginnings in the s. Lisa Wade, a sociologist, documents that 19th century white fraternity men often had what would be called hookup sex with prostitutes, poor women, and the women they had enslaved. As a result, Garcia and other scholars argue that young adults are able to reproduce physiologically but are not psychologically or socially ready to 'settle down' and begin a family. Research on hookups is not seated within a singular disciplinary sphere; it sits at the crossroads of theoretical and empirical ideas drawn from a diverse range of fields, including psychology , anthropology , sociology , biology , medicine , and public health. It is hard to make sense of the hookup culture with understanding why it exists in society and why individuals participate in the culture. Boodram, "hooking up is nothing more than settling; it is the microwaveable burrito of sex.
It featured the author Lisa Wade and felt like a true reflection of what occurs on our campus and elsewhere. She came to speak on campus in April and although I couldn't go, I decided to at least read the book. Two months later I finally did. This book is her research, largely told through stories from interv About a year ago, some of us who participate in Title IX investigations on my campus were passing around an episode of the Hidden Brain Podcast NPR on hookup culture on American campuses.