Hook Ups- Casual or Frowned Upon?
by cclar6 on October 22, 2013 - 12:50am
“When examining the most recent hookup among college women, Fielder and Carey (2010) found that women reported known partners (i.e., stranger, casual acquaintance) would be associated with a lower likelihood of sexual behavior and more known partners (i.e., friend, ex-boyfriend/girlfriend) would be associated with a greater likelihood of sexual behavior,” (Lewis, 2012.) In this day and age, “hook ups”, especially in college, are becoming much more of a casual occurrence than in any other generation before. Living in a dorm-style environment, guys and girls are living together, possibly even in the same hallway. The newfound freedom of no parents, curfews or strict school days of consecutive classes can leave a lot of spare time for teens to develop close relationships with their peers. Hormones are in full swing and relationships can become complicated, and clear boundaries are not always set. Hooking up for some people can is much more common than an actual dating relationship for a variety of reasons. Some people aren’t big into commitment, while others just like the fun of being able to do whatever they want essentially with whomever they want. Studies show that in addition to just the sexual risk taking during a hookup, there can be significant emotional damage done to the people involved.
The main point that the author is trying to make in this article is to emphasize the facts and statistics of college students and hook ups. There are many surprising numbers comparing feelings and behaviors of men to women. “It was predicted that attitudes towards hooking up and approval of sexual behavior during hookups would be positively associated with a greater likelihood of sexual behavior, condom use, and positive affect and negatively associated with a negative affect,” (Lewis, 2012) The author uses this excerpt to express the facts that she found on these hookups, and also uses many other charts and table to compare numbers.