So you want to head over to my place? :D Hooking up, What is it really?
by kdunl2 on October 28, 2013 - 12:37am
The article I read was "HOOKING UP Hot Hetero Sex or the New Numb Normative?" by Rachel Kalish and Michael Kimmel. A study conducted through a life survey showed that to many college students hooking up includes:
51% non-genital touching
38% manual stimulation of the genitals
24% oral sex but not intercourse
They also concluded that a little less than half have said that they’ve never participated in hooking up while a little less than a third admit to hooking up ten times or more. A lot of young people like to believe that the hooking up is "spontaneous". In reality however, it’s not the act of hooking up that is spontaneous it’s just who the person is you end up hooking up with. Young people also like to use alcohol as a form of excuse for their behavior. Their more likely to say "I was so drunk last night", rather than admitting that they just wanted to hook up. In conclusion, it is clear that hooking up has become the new normative within college campuses. Hooking up is viewed as a distraction from school work that doesn’t require as much time and effort as relationships.
There are many assumption within the article "HOOKING UP Hot Hetero Sex or the New Numb Normative?" by Rachel Kalish and Michael Kimmel. The authors say that men and women view hooking up in different ways. That women view it as a way to manage to get into a relationship with a man and men look at it as a way to avoid one. This is an assumption however because there is no proof that all women or all men think like this. Society however has instilled in us that men are way less emotional then women and that women are the ones who desire commitment. This shapes the researchers point of view, mainly because as a result there is a major difference throughout the article as to how women and men deal with hooking up.